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Poligrip and Fixodent: Denture Adhesive Lawsuits

Austin Kirk

The popular denture adhesives Poligrip and Fixodent could cause zinc poisoning, neuropathy and other debilitating injuries. The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential denture adhesive lawsuits for individuals who have experienced problems with Poligrip, Fixodent and other similar products.


Poligrip and Fixodent problems can cause elevated levels of zinc in the blood and reduced levels of copper, potentially resulting in:

  • Zinc Poisoning
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuropathy
  • Neutropenia or Pancytopenia
  • Bone Marrow Failure
  • Anemia
  • Central Nervous System Defecits
  • Other Neuorlogic Injury

Nearly 35 million people in the United States wear dentures and many of the widely used denture adhesives contain zinc. However, they do not contain adequate warnings about the potential risks of these products may pose.

If a denture wearer uses large amounts of the adhesive, they could receive too much zinc, which can result in a lowering of copper and potentially serious neurological issues.

Symptoms of Fixodent or Poligrip problems could include:

  • Paralysis
  • Numbness
  • Loss of Sensation
  • Tingling in the Hands or Feet
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Unexplained Pain

The zinc poisoning caused by Poligrip and Fixodent can cause permanent injury if it is not diagnosed early and treated.


The Poligrip and Fixodent lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating potential claims on behalf of individuals who have been diagnosed with zinc poisoning or suffered from other neuropathy problems that may have been caused by the denture adhesives.

If you, a friend or family member have suffered from Poligrip or Fixodent side effects, financial compensation may be available through a denture adhesive lawsuit. To have a potential case reviewed by our lawyers, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

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  1. i am scared to death and dont know what to do i have had a stomach ache for a month now i have a bladder infection and was just diagnosed with neuropathy so now after my mother in law asked is it from my fixodent i was freaked out when i read about it and the er dr. had no clue y my belly hurt nor did he ask if i wear dentures i have had them about 15yrs and have worn them day and night for years

  2. I have been using these products for several years. I have been having some mayor medical issues that doctors cannot figure out. I have numbness and tingling in my hands and feet. I have pain in my stomach I have bad dizzness. I forget a lot . My eyes are blurring.I would like to know more about this.

  3. My mother passed away twelve years ago. After seven long years of suffering with a motor neuron disease called progressive bulbar palsy. She used excessive amounts of polygrip and fixadent for years.


  5. Jonathan, G. says:

    after everything i am reading all these things are me.
    numbness in my hands and legs also i even had surgery
    on my neck and it did not help.
    i live with pain all the time i have been using poligrip for more
    then ten years. my eyes is blurry doing the day and burns only at night.

  6. I have been using fixodent/polygirp for about three years. I started having pains in my neck, hands and feet. I have had 2 MRI s, and still have no clue what is going on. My fingers get weak, I cant’ stand sometimes. What is going on. I am currently seeing a neurologist. The medical bills are piling up and I stay in pain.
    I have lost my ability to balance. I have no reflex in my feet. My fingers are numb and pain in the neck.
    I have a partical top plate and a particale bottom plate. I am using this stuff two or three times a day.

  7. I have used Fixodent generously every since I first got my dentures about ten years ago. I have developed neuropathy in my feet, legs and hands and a tingling in my shoulders, arms and face (recently). I am diabetic and assumed this was expected, but now I don’t know. I have had pancreatitis, back pain, and other “pains” at a level of 7-10 every day. I can’t walk over 30 feet without hurting and am unable to stand more than ten minutes at a time. I walk stooped over, because it hurst too much to stand up straight.

  8. Shirley H. says:

    My husband has been using Cushion Grip Denture Adhesive for many years now, is it also included in the lawsuit?

  9. wondering if any one can tell me what the amount of zinc in the body is surpose to be….. what is a high level???? i am also a polygrip user for 9 plus years and i have all the above body conditions and have had all the tests possible to be run with no reason why i have all these things…. i am serching for the amounts that they say are to high in the body… thanks for any infor…

  10. Kristine S. says:

    I have been wearing an upper denture now for 19 yrs, due to an accident when I was young. I was diagnosed with Small fiber lower extremity Neuropathy. The casue unknown; was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 1999 and I now wonder if it is because of the Fixodent and PoliGrip I have been using. I’d be very interrested in seeing where this could go. I wear my upper denture 23 hrs a day every day for 19yrs.

  11. Lyricist Lady says:

    I started using Fixodent and Polygrip denture cream for over 20 years
    my mom died in 1998, she was also a very heavy user and she introduced me to these above denture creams. I wish I had a nickle for every tube me and my mom bought. We both had to use it not once, twice not even three times a day, but several times a day. One or two tubes did not even last us for a week.. A few years ago, I even had my dentures relined, but that didn’t help either. I have 3 Neuropathies, high risk for falls, My balance is dangerous. I am practically hospital bedridden at home in my hospital bed. I also have tingleing , numbness and vibrations, even unvoluntary uncontrollable jerks. I am not a diabetic. I am an “Anemic”. I just had my second “Iron Transfusion”. I also have “Optic Neuropathy”., Polyneuropathy,peripheal and Molyneuropathy. I also have more Neurogical issues, but my Neurologist has never been able to diagose me. I am also on pain medication, for I am in chronic and severe pain 24 / 7. I spend more time in the hospital then I spend at home. When I saw the ad on TV, I couldn’t believe it, it was like you were describing me, my illnesses and my health issues. I also wonder if this is what caused many of my mom’s problems as well, cause she is the one who introduced me to fixodent and polygrip denture cream, before I started using these two, I used the powder which started me choking, so I went to Fixodent and Polygrip denture creams. I have had many labs done, but I don’t think I have ever been tested for Zink or Copper though. I have seen many ads about this “Potential Law Suit”, a lot of them are “out of State”, I was pleased to see you are local in Baltimore, MD.

  12. has anyone had kidney stones and uti . i have been using poligrip for approx 15 years. my teeth do not fit properly and the only way the dentist could make it work was an implant , which i could not afford. the only way i have been able to keep my plates in was to use poligrip which i have done liberally for several years, otherwise they will not stay in. i just recently found out about this toxic zinc and lack of copper. i have numb feet. uti and kidney stones, burning patches, anueurysm in left eye(limited sight) tia’s . my doctor was reculant to do the blood test because she had not heard of this problem. i finally got it done but do not have the results back yet. scared to death.

  13. I started using fixodent about a year ago when i received my upper plate. It seems like when I would use it I would lose my appetite, and sometimes get so nauseated it was dibilitating. Lately my reactions have gotten worse, and today I started wondering if it could be from the adhesive. Today I was on the interstate, and had to pull over to get the plate out of my mouth. I was gagging, and choking. About 15 minutes later I coughed up what appeared to be the adhesive, as it had ran down my throat. I also suffer harshly the last year from forgetfulness, lack of energy, chronic bronchitus, nausea, depression, bad headaches, tmj, and Im almost blind in the left eye. Over the last year my sight has rapidly gone. Now Im curious if it could be from this.

  14. I have been wearing dentures for at least 15 years or more and have used fixodent,polygrip,and other denture adhesive for almost all these years.I have been having all the symptoms mentioned above for about the last five years and no can tell me anything but arthritis.Now they say that I am anemic and a diabetic and that is the reason for the tingling in my toes,feet and hands.After hearing about this denture cream I wonder if this could be some of my problems.

  15. My mother-in-law has been using Cushion Grip denture cream since she was in her 20s and is now in her late 70s. She has all the symptoms of zinc poisoning. Is Cushion grip included in this lawsuit? I cannot find its ingredients anywhere.

  16. I have used fixadent for 20 yrs. I have had the same symptoms mentioned,evenpassing out and waking up in ER after 2 hours. I have had every test imagineable and no one could tell me anything. I haven’t had a zinc test yet. That is my next step.

  17. I have been using poligrip and/or fixodent for about 6 months. shortly after I started use of the products I experienced severe pain in my leg. I have swelling, tingling, numbness and redness in my leg. Some mornings I can bearly walk because my feet hurt so bad. My hands swell and I have tingling in my lower arms as well. I am presently seeing an inter-medical doctor who thought it was in the bone but after CT’s and xrays, he thought maybe fibromilga, however test doesn’t fully support that either. I know I have not used the procuct(s) for very long but I didn’t have any of these problems prior to the use of these products and I am to young to be going though these unexplainable health problems.

  18. I have been using Fixodent for the past five years. I ended up using Fixodent because it actually WORKS. However, I have so many of the symptoms described for Zinc Poisoning that I am very concerned. I’m always exhausted – lethargic. I have unexplained numbness and tingling in my legs and feet. I have lower back pain that is unexplainable. I get chills when everyone else is sweating. The worst symptom is numbness in my genital area – resulting in unsatisfactory sexual relations. My doctor has been a real downer – telling me if I just quit smoking these symptoms will clear up! I’ve not been convinced. I am only 51 years old and feel that I am too young to be experiencing all of these problems. How do I get tested for this condition? Must I go to a neurologist?

  19. Anthony says:

    i have had both top n bottom full plates for more then 9 years on the top and 2 years on the bottom, i have had and have most of all the symtoms described above, im a sub contractor and it does effect my work, didnt know anything about this until i seen a single camercial on tv late one night and decided to check in on this. the tingling and numbness and hurting is un explained and yes im going for my blood work today to be tested and see if its concerned to all this

  20. I had my dentures over 5 yrs. using fixodent day one.I have every symptom, that other people are complaining about, it takes every thing i have to move. I hurt all the time, I just made an appointment with my doctor.to find out.. I am scared.! can this be reversed.? who do you talk to! I found out about this today – by word of mouth , at work.

  21. I have been using fixodent and cushion grip for about 30 years and I have all the symptoms as everyone else like dizzy spells back hurting numbness in hands and I also had cancer of the kidney removed.My neurologiist can not figure out what is causing my dizzy spells and she put me on medicine for seizures because I have real bad dizzy spells.I would like to know if this is caused from the fixodent that I have used all these years.

  22. i watched my father die with his feet needing to be removed. neuropathy was the cause. so if u think there is reason to be concerned, please-don’t-weight, contact someone

  23. Well I have had dentures for over 25 years, my tops are good but when I got my lowers 12 years ago within three years of using fixodent things started going bad. Here are the symptoms that I am experiencing.
    1. Severe muscle pain
    2. Severe muscle spasms
    3. Twitching of muscles starting with feet then to calves then to neck then to my thighs and stomach, What use to be perfect eyesite is no terrible. I am getting stronger reading glasses every 6 months.
    4. The pain in my left side is something I have experienced the longest and have had upper and lower GI’s with one result saying I need to see a specialist because the radiolist said it could be cancer. The specialist looked at the test felt my stomach and said nothing was wrong.
    5. I have seen a neurologist, a vascular surgeon and I do have Barretts asphogus and PAD, and cartatoid artries that are 60% blocked.
    I was told recently that I needed to be on Nurotin for the pain and they had me up to 1200mgs a day and it made me a zombie, I was accussed at work for being drnk and I forgot things alot, now they have me on blood thinners and muscle relaxers, I also take Previcd for my stomach pain. I can’t even walk in the mall or up the street with out having to stop and rest. I have been told by three doctors that they may never know what causes the pain and the spasms. The spasms are so strong that it can knock me to the floor and I get severe brusing from them.

    The doctors will not give me anything for pain because that is not the formalary way to treat this even though they don’t know what is wrong. They also suggest that it is all in my head. I have had not one doctor even look at my legs. there is severe discoloration at the back of my calves and broken blood vessels in the original spot where the muslce spasms started and continue in the severity.

    I just emailed my doctor to see if she would do a blood test for Zinc/copper we will see what she says. And what the results say if this is something she is willing to do.

    This all stated around the last 7 years and I have been using fixodent for the last 10 years.

  24. I cannot believe what I have been reading. I have been a denture wearer for 5 years, both top & bottom. I use a tube of fixodent every two weeks & have for the whole 5 years. I have every symptom listed. I even went to a neurologist last year the pain in my arms & neck got so bad. I have had constant tingling in my feet & legs But thought it was from standing so much. My bladder leaks all the time & was told that that happens after you have children. I have had kidney stones twice. I have been put on blood pressure meds. Heart rate is always high. My vision had been blurry but was told that happens after 40. my legs are so weak I can’t keep up walking with someone else & my muscles hurt.

  25. My grandmother used poligrip/fixodent for twenty plus years. She passed away six years ago. After many years of suffering with pain in her knees, hands and legs. She lost her ability to balance.

  26. Who would ever think denture adhesives could do so much harm Ihad just found out about this and it is terrible that these companies can ruin so many lives i would not wish nerve damage on anyone . it is a very painful desease that is not cur able they need to put warnings on dangerous items instead of making there consumers sick and getting there pockets filled if only i knew 18 years ago

  27. i to have had problems with no answers i have had beals palsey twice in the past 6 years. both on the right side of my face. my eye dosent blink on the r-side i dont smile on the r-side and it realy makes my face look destorted i have lost a couple jobs because of this. i work in the public and no one wants someone waiting on there coustomers looking all crazy. i have worn dentures for 15 years and have used fixodent everday since then,in the past 2 years ive been put on blood prusser meds and my vison is blurry some days and the problems with my stomach i dont even want to go there.

  28. My husband has been using Fixodent for some time now. I buy it for him. He has developed severe pain in his neck and tingling and numbness in his hands and feet. He also experiences dizziness, nausea and vomitting. He has developed a severe, aggravating pain in his neck. I have to rub his neck just about every night.

  29. I have been using fixodent and pollygrip for 10 years. In the last five years I have unexplained pain in the feet and legs. I been diagnosed with neuropothy, and take tylonl 3s every 4 hours everyday now to help with the pain. i cannot walk very far without my legs hurtng I get pains in the neck and back for no reason, I have t learn how to live with the excesive pain.


  31. I just got dentures a month ago and have been using poligrip for only 3 weeks,my symptoms are chills,hives all over my body from head to toe,also my eyes are red all the time.I had none of these problems before i use poligrip paste.I think god for these signs early,I will never use none of this product with ZINC in it thank yall for those commets.

  32. I have been using fixodent for a couple of years now. I have experienced numbness in my hand and feet. Unexplained pain in my neck, shoulder and chest. Thought I was having a heart attack.

  33. I have been using fixodent For over 5 years, I’ve been reading The others symptoms and I agree with the guy Micheal about,some times I feel like I’m being poisoned I’m constantly getting sick to my stomach and it seems like I forget things allot, I already have osteoporosis ,spurs on my neck or spine, carpal tunnel, tendonitis, in my feet, lower back pain,I don’t need any more,things going on…….thank you for letting us know . It was the tv commercial….

  34. P.S. I have been getting major headaches.

  35. This really ticks me off. I’m only 51 ….

  36. i have been using polygrip about 3 years now and have i been told degenerative disc desease and also have severe pain in my left side,chronic bronchitus,severe neck pain,numbness in arms and hands, and blurred vision,could this be the polygrip too??

  37. I have been utilizing Super Poligrip and sometimes Fixodent since aproxamately 2004. I purchase at least four of these products each month, to hold my dentures.
    I’m experiencing pins and needles in my feet, weakness in my right hand, back pain, neck pain, headaches, and numbness in my left thigh. Muscle cramps in hip and back. I’ve experienced off and on dizziness, and I already fight enemia so hearing it affects enemia really has me worried. My doctors over the years have not discovered the problem. I believed it could be my other medications or the beginning of diabetes but, now I am wondering since I’ve utilized so much denture cream over the years if I’ve been experiencing zinc poisoning off and on. I’ve worn my dentures night and day, and have to redo them often more than once a day.

    This is an outrage that an American business would know that their product could pose a danger and not care about anything more than their profits! And with such profits, maybe they didn’t worry since the profit margin would out weigh the determined costs of any lawsuits they ended up with! They remind me of some past car manufacturer’s like the “Pinto”! If they have put profit over safety, they need to be brought to task not, just be allowed to walk away with a warning and a slap on the wrist! I never wore dentures before 2004 and I have a full set. I am on a fixed income and now I don’t have the ommediate funds to pay for a new set so, I am stuck until I can save up and in this economy and no dentist aid, I’m stuck with being possibly poisoned for a while yet, just to eat and do my volunteer work. I use as little as possible yet, nothing else is affordable for me. The companies need to change their recipe to make it safe and non-toxic or something for people like me.

  38. I was diagnosed yesterday with nerophaty of the feet and legs. And yes I also have the stomache aches and and loss of balance and blurry vision. I am having a blood work up in the morning, at my doctors request and it is the state of the art testing. The labratory is Spectracell and it takes 3 weeks for results. The cost without insurance is $280.00 I will keep you all informed on the results.

  39. I have not yet seen a physician for the discomfort in my legs or the irritation around my mouth (itching), but I’ve been wearing an upper plate for about two and a half years now and after hearing about some of the side affect that the denture cream can cause , it’s really worth checking into.

  40. Hi you all,

    Thought I’d come back after my message and tell you all to hang in there. I guess someone is trying to investigate our issues with the denture cream, as they attempted to contact me. But, I missed them.

    At least someone is listening so take heart! I saw a local add on TV tonight that showed another Lawyer firm investigating too. It means that something is going to end up being done.

    I’d like to know where the Food & Drug people were who didn’t check these two companies products? Vitamins and Minerals might be good for the body but, not in huge amounts at any time. People just trust stuff you put in your mouth all the time. You don’t know there is zinc in a bonding agent. You can buy it at your local grocery store.

    I would like a lawyer to tell me why these companies could allow it. And, if it is part of their secret recipe-it should still be checked for safety, all the same. How difficult could it be or expensive to put a notice in or on the box, like they just started doing???

    It’s like a person can’t trust Big Businesses. Commodities are steady money makers, even in bad times. People have a need that is measurable, daily-weekly-monthly-yearly. Dependable. I think, as a consumer-we should begin taking more notice of things we use, in this way, as to their real safety! Someone has dropped the ball a lot lately. And everyday Americans are being hurt. Who could’ve guessed at the suffering by the use of Denture Cream!
    How many seniors and MediCal persons use this stuff; have used it?
    The statistics must be staggering. And do we export it?
    This is where the profits could be. But, at what cost? I feel like a lab rat!
    Well, I know this isn’t for blogging but, I am really angry about this and the potential it has for harm. Yet, I want those of you who are wondering about this, to make companies take notice, that we citizens deserve better than being thier lab rats for profits, at any cost! We have a voice and a vote, Let’s use them to change these companies and the legislation that lets them get away with it.

    I’m between doctors. Mine went to another business and left MediCal. But, when I go to this new one, I am going to ask them what I do about this and my symptoms I’m having and see if He/She can tell me more about it. But I took a blood test a while back and no one mentioned a high Zinc level. Does it take a special test? If the doctor wasn’t looking for it, would he find it in a normal test. I don’t mean to scare anyone and I am sorry if I have but, this is just plain wrong.
    I would like answers to some of my questions from the companies.

  41. I have used this product for many year, and I have been in a lot of pain for the last several years.



  44. I have been using Fixodent every day for about 3-4 years or longer. Since Ive used it, Ive noticed that my right eye twitches and when it does, I have blurriness in that eye. Is this a side affect as well? I would like to know more information about the law suit.

  45. David & Debbie says:

    We have been using Polygrip for many years and have a lot if the side affects that have been described. David and I never knew about the zinc poisoning until this week and we bought a new tube and there was a notice inside the box.
    David has been having severe leg and feet pain as well as joint pain for the past couple of years. He has gone to at least 4 foot specialist and our family doctor. He also has stomache problems and is on medication for that as well.
    I have severe joint pain it hurts to do much of anything, I am 44 yrs old and feel 70.
    David is not working after 18 yrs at his job because of the several pain he could no longer do his job. He has no insurance to even get a blood test done to find out for sure. Now what?

  46. I just started using Fixodent power and have had no bad feelings yet I think. I am always sleepy tired and i’m getting depressed worrying about this. Does this lawsuit include power also? I am hoping so bad the talk is only about the cream which I have never used.

  47. I was not aware that were any side effects in using Fixodent or Poligrip as I have used these products for Years. Over the last 3 to 4 Years I have been suffering all of the symptom’s described in Your article. Recently they have become worse, Loss of appetite,Weight Loss,Nausea,Tingling in Feet and Hands,Dizziness,Forgetful, and other unexplained feelings. I have mentioned to My Doctors many Times as these symptom’s are almost the same as those of Diabetes. They have conducted Lab Work but to My knowledge have found no signs of Sugar. Also over the past few Month Food has a very bitter taste don’t know if this would be related to the use of these products. Any Info. I could receive on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

  48. My mother has been wearing dentures and using fixodent for 4 years now. She since then has had excruciating pain in her hands that leave her not being able to do anything. She gets severe stomach pain and vomits alot. She also get major cramping in her legs that leave her unable to walk. She has been told it is just a pinched nerve. What do you all think?

  49. I have ben using poligrip/fixodent for several years now.i too suffer from a great deal of pain.Back,neck,legs and so on.I have been told i have fibromilga and serve arhritis .I am only 43 yrs.old. In the past two months i have lost all the feeling the top of my left foot,my leg is numb (severe dropped foot),and i see spots in my left eyes.i have med.insurance,but this is really starting to add up and no real answer as to why this is going on. I will now get a blood test and as always waitto see. ood luck to all of you

  50. this explains why I have had the loss of balance and memory problems that I have had. I had seen drs about it but they could not figure it out either, I got sent from dr to dr to dr to rule out what might have caused the balance problems with no answers. Plus the memory problems have gotten worse. It really explains why I have had some of the symptoms I have been having and could get no answers for.

  51. I have been using poligrip and fixodent for at least 7 years.I have the same terrible dizziness lose my balance blurred vision some days i just can’t control my shaking ,tingling in my hands and feet ,also the aches and pains. I can’t remember like i used to i am scared of what is going to happen to me when the doctors are clearly in the dark of what’s going on around them. I am 54 years old and would like to find out what all these crazy feelings are. People don’t understand until they have been in our shoes.

  52. I have used fixodent for 20+ years . I have had so many symptoms over the years . Carpel tunnel ,tendonitis , Degenertive disc disease , Lumbar and cervical , arthritis , fibromyalgia , piriformis syndrome , heart disease , kidney disease , rapid decrease in my eye sight , and in the last few months a neuroligist tested me for neuropathy as my legs and feet , arms and hands were jumping and twitching so bad . I mean I totally could not control them . I could not even hold a fork to eat without dropping it or the phone to talk on it . He put me on topomax and then did some testing . Well the medications helped but the tests showed nothing . But he told me there is a percentage that just does not show up on the test . And that he still believed that is what iswrong with me . The meds worked great and he finally got me to a good level . As time has gone on they are not doing as good . There are times when the jumping and the twitching comes back . But I believe I am at the maximum level . I see him next month . Also for the last 2 years I have been getting headaches that totally knock me off my feet for days . Sometimes The right side of my face gets numb and my eye and ear as well . Then it will go away after a few days , maybe longer but it always comes back but maybe the next time it will be on the left side , or maybe on the right again? It is weird . Could all of this be from using fixodent ? Some of the things I try to discribe to the doctor and he looks at me like I am crazy . The upper front part of my right leg has NO FEELING in it at all and hasn’t had in almost 4 months . Doesn’t seem to worry them .

  53. I, like millions of other denture wearers, have used the Super Poligrip Original Denture Adhesive Cream for years dating back to 1996. I always found this product to be the best of it’s kind, with the best holding power, and ease of use. However, as daily use continued, I developed unexplained soreness in my shoulders and bicep muscles on both arms. Assuming that this constant pain was just a side effect of my job (Delivering heavy appliances) I just took it in stride, and used just about every muscle ache product on the market. Nothing seemed to work, and the pain continued.

    This continued for years, until GlaxoSmithKline anounced that their product contained high levels of Zinc. Upon researching this product, and the side effects of high zinc levels, I chose to stop using their product. Remarkably, the pain stopped ! Go figure !

    Shame on GlaxoSmithKline for not recalling this dangerous product, and allowing it to be sold openly to this day !!!!!

  54. i have pains in my neckk and blurliness in my eyes and i also never forget too many things but its happening on a regular basis. ihave been taking polygrip now for four years and it worked great. who would think it would be danagerous. VERY CONCERNED CONSUMER.

  55. Darlene says:

    I have been using fixodent for over 20 years. I started getting very bad pains in my stomach about 2 years ago, I have gone through alot of tests, they can’t find anything..My stomach swells so bad when I eat anything. I can’t even eat much.because my stomach starts to swell so bad that I have to stop eating..I look like I am having a baby in a month. I have had CT scans and MrI’s..I will have to

  56. It is hard to explain in words the comfort and relief I feel when I read the comments left by so many Fixodent and Poligrip users. Much of what they say about the symptons they are experiencing mirrors my own. I have been using Fixodent regularly, and Poligrip occasionally for about two years now, and like many others, I have problems with numbness and a loss of sensation in my hands, legs, and feet and pains in my shoulders, neck, left hand, and left leg. Also, at times my vision becomes blurred, and my hands shake uncontrollably. In recent months my blood has been tested for diabetes and other diseases, and I have undergone several stress tests. My tests results have all been negative, and my doctor says I am in good shape for a man of 71. However, despite it all, I still suffer everyday from the above stated symptoms. When I hear others complain about the same things, this assures me that there is more to this denture adhesive thing than most people realize!

  57. My mother uses poligrip and has some of the symptoms expressed in the above statements. I am going to take her to the doctor to see if is relateded to the poigrip.

  58. I have been using Poligrip and Fixodent for over ten years. My memory is real bad and I am only 51. I am experiencing a lot of pain throughout my body with no reason that I can think os. I am extremely tired all the time and also experience numbness and tingling in my hands and feet.

  59. I have been reading all of these comments and I can say that I am in total SHOCK! I too have had a denture over 5 years. I am 45, and I have gotten to the point of extreme forgetfulness! I used to be as sharp as a dictionary. I have had to even had reconstruction jawbone surgeries. 11 surgeries as of today’s date. I keep having jawbone infections or it just dissolves. Like my bone disappears without a reason. I don’t understand it and neither does my oral surgeon. He said, he was in shock of the dissolving like this? Well I have been using Fixodent, ever since I got my denture too. I have the stomach problems extremely bad to the point that I have to take medications before I can eat. Oh, the muscle and joint pain if anyone only other than us could feel it they would be shocked. After reading all of these comments and things that I have and others have I am definelty going to go and get tested!

  60. This is most upsetting. I am experiencing all the same symptoms. My doctor wouldn’t do a blood test. He said he didn’t think that was what it was (zinc poisoning). I am not sure they want anything to do with a potential law suite. Don’t let them push you around. They work for you. Insist on a blood test !!!!!!!

  61. I have been a Polygrip/Fixodent useer or a littler over 6 months. I began to notice the numbness in my feet iand hands mmediately. Three months ago I was diagnosed with diabetes. I happened to falll asleep with the TV on and sat straight up in the bed after hearing the advertisement regarding the lawsuits being fiiled. Since I began wearing dentures and usng Polygrip and Fixodent, iIn addition to the numbeness, my vision has rapidly declined and by the end of the work day the vision in my left eye is almost non existent and the vision in my right eye very blurry.

  62. OMG! I was just told about the dangers of Fixodent today. A patient of my boyfriend saw it on 60 Minutes a couple of nights ago, and he wears dentures, and was telling him about it. He sees him for pain therapy. I have been wearing dentures for 30 years and using Fixodent the whole time. I am in severe pain most of the time, especially back and neck. Standing for 10 minutes causes pain and severe muscle spasms. I have pain and tingling in my hands, they also sometimes shake uncontrollably. The pain and tingling in my feet is so bad many shoes I cannot wear, even sneakers. I recently told him I was having a lot of problems with memory…so bad it was scaring me, since I am only 52. My vision gets so blurry sometimes I can barely even see the TV. I have suffered from stomach problems for years…terrible bloating and pain especially after eating. I was diagnosed with chronic bronchitis many years ago. I have suffered from panic attacks since my mid 20’s and am now wondering if that is from zinc poisoning. I am so angry that Proctor & Gamble knew all this and has done nothing. I am sure all the pain meds I have had to take have not been good for my liver.

  63. I recently learned of these side affects from using fixodent denture adhesive and let me tell you I am out–raged about this..It seems from my checking on the computer,this started in 2008…and it has been public knowledge just the last ..two..2..weeks..why have people not known this ??? I have used fixodent for 10 years or longer..for the past two years I have been experiencing shooting pains in my neck….pain in my stomach….and severe headaches….I’ve not seen a doctor ,because I have NO insurance…NO JOB and NO MONEY….all this time I have just treated these symtoms best I could ,with over the counter medicine…which helped for awhile ,but would re–occur….since finding out about these side affects from fixodent…I’m wondering if this all could be re–lated ??? I don’t know what my next step to do…should be……any info would be helpful…..Thank You !!!

  64. I am a 32 yr old female. For 3 years I have had top & bottom dentures. I have always used Fixodent with scope adhesive cream. First year I used a tube every 2 weeks. After 6 months my dentures started not fitting so for the past two years I have been using more & more. This last year I am officially up to using 2 tubes a week. 2 oz per tub of above stated brand. 2008 in the beginning I had some back spasms. I could deal with them. April 2009 got in a car wreck, still no one knows what caused me to black out at the wheel. Months prior to wreck I was suffering from blurred vision, dizziness, headaches. After wreck needless to say back hurt more. Had numerous of MRIs CAT scans Xrays (no labs) doctors were at a loss. Nov 2009 ended up having back surgery thinking L4 & L5 were bothering my nerves in spine. Surgery came and completed with no relief. Continus pain, burning, stinging, shocking type sensations. Legs now turn blue as well as feet. All of which are frozen cold to the touch. Dr ordered artery test make sure no blockages. which was neg. Continue narcotic pain meds since surgery. Dosage constatly going up. Pain constatly worse. Numbness burning, dr ordered tens unit, nerve block, epidural injections no relief. Vision is getting worse 20/400 in good eye! WOW? Tired, sluggish, no energy! Dr orders pain management. Dosage now so high on narcotic pain meds its insane. However symptoms still present. I am sure I left a whole lot out. It’s been a long 3 years. So as I went to glue my teeth as usual for the final time today……my husband asked wonder if the glue you swallow will hurt you. We decided to read the label. Zinc?? Had to look that up and low and behold look what we find? Scared to death to use now & wonder is this where all this is coming from? HELP! Last Dr visit not only was symptoms still the same, got higher dosage of pain meds, Dr said last 3 months my blood pressure & heart rate has been extremly elevated. Especially my heart rate! (when compared to visits in a 3month span) What do I do? I am now baffled all this time I am thinking my back however Drs are baffled as well not being able to find or fix issues with more complications progressing. Tired of the pain, tired of no fix, tired of my life being drained at 32 yrs old? Last Dr visit 3/16/11 Dr thinks nerves, nerve damage, nerve what? Do they know, what or why or from where. I need help. It’s ruining my life, stopping me from working, driving, & taking precious time from my husband & children.

  65. i was transported twice last month due to terrible stomach pain,i thought my tummy would explode, i was nauseated, my arms tingling. fixodent is the only thing new in my life. i will never use it again i would rather go toothless.ive had cat scans,xrays now a flouroscopy scheduled its horrible this tummy excrutiaiting pain for 3 months!!

  66. My sister has been using Fixodent for years. She has been suffering with stomach cramps, numbness, swollen ankles, dizziness, she expels something a little thicker than saliva and coughs violently very often throughout the day and night. She was tested by the doctors for
    everything but they couldn’t come to any one conclusion. Her cough keeps her up at night and is very upsetting. Does anyone else have a terrible cough that won’t stop?

  67. my dr wont give me a blood test to test my zinc levels, he said the body takes care of that on its own, even if its high, the only solution would be dialysis..

  68. Is thing issue still going on? It’s been on the books since 2009 to my knowledge, with no resolution in sight…or I just haven’t found it yet.

    I did some googling and it seems there are lawsuit attorneys everywhere looking into filing claims for long-term users of fixodent and polygrip.

    My teeth were finally all removed following a succession of infections and continued loss of individual teeth resulting from advanced periondontitis.

    That was over 5 years ago, and I’ve had ill-fitting denture issues ever since.

    On top of that, nothing has worked to keep the dentures in place (other than polygryp and fixodent).

    I look at the amount shown on the box of what’s supposed to work to hold the denture in place, and I find it funny! And the estimated lenght of time it’s supposed to take to get through one tube is
    I use three times as much as shown, (it’s the only way it will hold), and I buy and consume 2 tubes every three or four days, and that’s been for at least five years as stated above.

    Also, can anyone tell me why does my mouth immediately melt the adhesive? I end up ingestingt gobs of this stuff because it melts and slides down my throat, and I don’t want to choke to death on it!

    That’s why I’m writing. I’m a little (maybe a lot) worried, as I suffer from almost every symptom they’ve mentioned, including the continual metalic taste in the mouth, on-going stiffness in my joints and limbs, continual numbness in right leg, fingertips of right hand, and temprary loss of sensation in the right hand.

    My wife, my dr, and my previous co-workers couldl testify about my on-going issues with these things, all of which were experienced after buying and using these products.

    Now, to be fair, there are many other issues (probably unrelated) like digestive, including difficulty swallowing, excessive bloating, whether I eat a lot or not, (I’m only 145 pds) and a host of other problems like
    irritable bowel, constipation, etc.

    I’ve tried to work on my diet with more fruits and fiber, and green,
    etc, but my stomach cant handle a lot of raw fiber, and I can’t chew a lot of grains with these dentures. A lot of health issues like arthritis, would probably be considerd as age-related.

    (I’ll be 55 in 2 weeks..yyayyy! (huh?) probably shouldn’t celebrate that…

    Anyway, I read that you should have your dentures realligned every two years, but we (my signif other and myself) moved out of the state where the dental work was done, and I just have not been able to
    afford new ones, or pay for an allignment.

    I’ve been trying to find out whether there’s has beeen a judgement anywhere in favor of the plaintiffs in these cases, but so far I haven’t seen one result.

    I guess I should be looking for an attorney that represents folks that live here in OR.?
    It seems though, that after reading excerpts from some cases invoving this issue, that attys for the plaintiffs cannot prove causation of disease resulting from the product use, so they can’t successfully hold the product manufacturers liable, they can only hypothesize, and/or present statistical study results that really just infer non-specific conclusions, drawn from research where control groups data does not/cannot represent all-inclusive user facts that could successfully be applied in court..

    .(does any of that garbage make sense-I’d be a great lawyer if it does, or maybe even if it doesn’t,see, I could just muddy up the waters a little, so the real issues don’t get addressed.)

    Seriously, there are so many factors, (drug use, sugar consumption (remember sugar affects everything), pre-existing health conditions, etc., and the case dialogue I was reading from also takes into consideration the user’s history, previous medical condition, etc. etc.. so they probably are very successful at bogging down the court with all these findings, (or non-findings, and in the end, nothing gets resolved.

    I myself have liver disease, and I’m diagnosed as hep c, so even when I try to sign up for research studies i otherwise qualify to participate in, these conditions automatically remove me from being
    eligibile for said study…Wouldn’t the same issues come up in court if I filed a lawsuit, or joined an existing one? Is it worth the time and energy?

  69. I have been having gastrointestinal problems for at least 2 straight years now, I have an ulcer but my Dr. says that doesn’t explain the other chronic symptoms I’m experiencing. I’ve been using fixodent daily for probably 3yrs now, I also have been experiencing the numbness and tingling in my extremities and the blurry vision as well. I also have a weird condition regarding the movement of my eyes along with dizziness. I never even thought to suspect the use of fixodent, however my symptoms seem to coincide with other peoples symptoms who also use denture adhesives containing Zinc, could Zinc be causing my health issues? including the gastrointestinal problems?

  70. I just got my dentures 6 month ago,i purchased Fixodent Neutral
    thclaims No Zinc Added.
    ever since i been using it i have had a constant sore throat. now its to the point were anything i eat makes my throat hurt.

  71. Evangeline says:

    I have been wearing dentures for 19 years and I have been having stomach pain for the last 3 years, I have been to see the doctor and they don’t seem to get anywhere, I am living a miserable life. I also have numbness around my thigh area on my right leg. I did use fixodent with zinc for about 16 years. I am so unhappy with my well being. I am thinking not using fixodent for awhile to see what happens. The company that makes Fixodent should explain the side effects of using this denture adhesive, I have another doctors visit today so wish me luck.

  72. I’ve been using Fixodent Complete for over 4 & 1/2 years.Since a year ago I’ve noticed I get weak alot,Now my arms,hands/fingers,legs,toes & feet are numb & tingling.Went to the doctor & hospital last week they did cat scans ect.. but couldn’t find out whats making me feel the way I do.I’m having a hard time just doing things around the house like washing dishes,since my fingers have a hard time holding on to anything or long..Now I find out that I probably have zinc poisoning due to using a product I trusted to be safe for me.My hospital bills are exspensive,I don’t have any insurance also..But the way I feel everyday due to weakness,feeling like i could throw up,numbness,some back pains,ect.. I’m thinking of going back to the hospital & get blood work done to check for zinc poisoning even tho I don’t have the money to do so but my health is very inportant since I have my 4 kids to take care of & can’t afford to be this sick.Something has to be done before I get worst & can’t walk .For anyone having these issues stop using the product & get checked for zinc poisoning soon!

  73. I have been using fixodent for about 6 months now and have had bad stomach pains come and go. I went to the dr and he was confused about the way I was explaining my pain. I didn’t really know how to explain it. He gave me some antibiotics and it went away but now it’s back and worse. All these posts scare the hell out of me and make me want to quit using these products. I regret getting dentures and wish there were better options for people like us who need dental care. There has to be a safer product to help us keep in our teeth. Any ideas on what else we can use?

  74. I have been using fixodent for about 12 months now and have had bad stomach pains. I have an ulcer. but now i\’m using an other adhesive cream OlivaFix is the first denture fixative cream on the market that contains NO Zinc and NO Petrolatum (more commonly referred to as “Vaseline”). The Zinc and Petrolatum have been replaced by almost 35% Olive Oil. Combining this with a strong, long lasting hold for up 24 hours and more, and the fact that Olivafix contains no added preservatives proves that Olivafix is the name for the future for Denture Fixative Creams.

  75. I have been using poligrip and fixodent for the last ten years.I have noticed that every time i use these products my blood
    pressure raises tremendously. Also I suffer severe back
    and joint pain. Is there anything else to fix dentures safely?

  76. I used fixodent. Powder for years and it affected my balance and I became allergic to peanut butter and other foods and would have facial swelling. Stop using it a year ago.

  77. Been wearing dentures since 2004 and using fixodent control since then. The entire time I had suffered from nausea, numbness in hands, prickly feelings in fingertips, daily headaches, forgetfulness, and migraines (at least once a week).

    I had no idea what had been causing this. The last 7 months I’ve gone without wearing my dentures due to them not fitting correctly and all the symptom were gone within a month. I had no headaches (which felt like the first time in my life I had not had one).

    I thought it must have been the dentures causing the headaches and migraines.

    About 3 weeks ago I got a new set of dentures and am using fixodent (no zinc added – though still contains zinc) and all the problems have started up again.

    I had no idea it could be the adhesive. Now I know

  78. I have had dentures for two years now. I have always used the Fixodent after trying multiple different ones including SeaBond, Poligrip, Secure Dental and always went back to Fixodent finding it had the most comfort. I generally had to use Fixodent two to three times a day. Recently in the past couple of months I have had problems with Muscle control in my legs feeling like rubber bands snapping in them, my fingers will go numb almost so cold there is no circulation, and every single night I have the need to throw up. My joints are so painful there is no words to describe it.
    Sure the Fixodent hasn’t created “all” of these problems. Or has it?

  79. I have been using the fixodent powder since 2002. The last 2 years I developed severe pain first in my feet and now in my legs all the way to my knees. I went to a specialist and was diagnosed with polyneuropathy BUT he cannot figure out what has caused it. He did nearly 100 blood tests and cannot figure out the cause. The test was what was like a shock treatment which I have to admit was really painful. I was put on a medication which is not working for it anymore and I am about ready to go back this week to see him again with this information and go from there.

  80. Something is very wrong with me and I’m scared! Due to Sjogrens Syndrome I had to have my last 16 teeth extracted and get dentures this summer. Not long (about a month or two?) after wearing my dentures WITH Polygrip extra care/comfort I started feeling the need to clear my throat almost constantly and my throat is extremely dry! Also, when I take my dentures out, I have to SCRUB my whole mouth and the top of it until I bleed to get the Polygrip out, and sometimes I feel a bit go down my throat! I haven’t been feeling well but I have no fever, etc. Last night after using saline spray in my nose, I breathed in strong and felt something go down my throat from my nasal area. I coughed it up in the sink. It was the most disgusting THING and it was like rubbery glue!!! It must have been the Polygrip!!! It was there for about a month or more and I’m scared that some might be in my lungs!!!

  81. Thank you everyone for your comments. I’m 51 , I have been using fixodent for 12 years. I have bad mussel pain in my legs. My stomach hurts all the time. I’m exhausted. I can only eat small amounts of food because I’m so bloated. My Dr said welcome to old age. I don’t think so. I got a new dr. Going to see him in a couple of weeks.

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