Super Poligrip Zinc Poisoning Warning Information

Harvey Kirk

By Harvey Kirk
Posted October 20, 2009

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The Super PoliGrip lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. represent individuals throughout the United States who have suffered severe and debilitating injuries as a result of zinc poisoning caused by use of the popular denture adhesive cream. Although GlaxoSmithKline has disputed the validity of the denture cream lawsuits, new information was recently added to a product insert about the risk of Super Poligrip zinc poisoning.

>>New packaging for Super Poligrip: Zinc poisoning warning
Denture cream instructions

New boxes of Super PoliGrip now contain a sticker on the outside indicating for users to “Read New Information Inside”. An insert is inside that warns about the presence of zinc, and the risk of health problems with Super Poligrip.

On one side, “Important Product Information” is listed as follows:

  • This product contains zinc. Talk to your doctor before using this product if you are taking daily zinc supplements.
  • Do not use if you have sensitivity to any of the cream ingredients. If discomfort occurs discontinue use.
  • Swallowing small amounts of this product, when used as directed, may occur and is not harmful
  • Use only as directed in this insert. Using excessive amounts of this product over a prolonged period of time has been reported to result in serious health effects from increased zinc intake.

On the reverse side are instructions about proper use, indicating “For Best Results Start with a Small Amount” in large print. Together with diagrams demonstrating the recommended amount, the following directions are provided:

Super Poligrip holds all day. Apply once a day for secure hold. Start with a small amount. Using too much adhesive can cause oozing. If oozing occurs, use less adhesive next time. Do not apply more than once a day. A tube should last several weeks depending on size (e.g., 0.75oz about 3 weeks, 1.4oz about 4 to 6 weeks, 2.4oz about 8 to 10 weeks). If not, you are using too much adhesive, which may be a sign of ill-fitting dentures.

SUPER POLIGRIP ZINC POISONING LAWSUIT

At the time zinc was added as an ingredient in Poligrip, it was well known that excess zinc in the body can cause significant problems, including severe neurological damage that is often irreversible. However, for years the products have been sold without adequate warnings and GlaxoSmithKline turned a blind eye to the fact that many users were unaware that they were greatly overusing the denture cream, with some people reporting that one or two tubes were used each week, as opposed to each month.

The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential Super Poligrip zinc poisoning lawsuits (as well as Fixodent zinc poisoning lawsuits) for individuals who have been diagnosed with neurological damage caused by high zinc levels, which lowers copper levels in the blood. Potential cases are also being investigated for individuals who have experienced symptoms of zinc poisoning, such as:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling or Pain (Pins and Needles Sensation)
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Unexplained Pain
  • Loss of Balance
  • Difficulty Walking
  • Loss of Sensation
  • Paralysis

If you, a friend or family member have experienced Fixodent or Super Poligrip problems from zinc, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

9 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Barbara says:

    I am wondering what we consumers should use instead of Fexident Or Super poligrip? I am a new denture wearer as of 3 weeks ago and this is what my dentist offered me in a new denture care package.

    Posted on October 21, 2009 at 3:02 pm

  • Barb II says:

    I bought Super Poligrip approximately 5-6 days ago for the first time and within that timeframe I had lost my sense of taste completely. I already had diminished taste buds, but now I could not taste ANYTHING. What could have caused my loss of taste so immediately? On the off chance that it might be the new denture creme I had just purchased and used for the first time, and not knowing about zinc in their product, I called the 800 number to ask if their product could be the reason for my loss of taste. I was never informed that their product contained zinc and understandably so (because of the legal problems they already had), so I began to look for answers elsewhere when I came upon this site. Now I read that Super Poligrip denture creme contains zinc and maybe, just maybe, this could be the cause. I believe I should have been told about this and at least advised to switch to non-zinc creme. I did not realize that zinc could be the cause of my problem. Hopefully, I will get my taste back within the next week.

    Posted on November 25, 2009 at 3:13 pm

  • C.D. says:

    I’ve lost about 50 lbs. in the last year. It isn’t just that I’ve lost my taste, it’s that almost everything tastes terrible. I have to force myself to eat meals. I don’t even enjoy preparing meals any more, much less eating them.

    Posted on February 8, 2010 at 8:12 pm

  • Rita says:

    I have been using Super Poligrip since February 6 since Ihad a bottom partial made and I have experienced no taste and not wanting to eat food doesnt taste right and I am experiencing migraine headaches and stomach naseau

    Posted on February 19, 2013 at 2:27 pm

  • john says:

    I can’t find the powder adhesive so I bought the creme. Now, I am losing my ability to taste food or it taste weird. What can be done about this? this is awful, not tasting food make you not want to eat!!! also, I have been using the adhesive for years and I have difficulty walking and other neurological disorders.

    Posted on March 12, 2013 at 6:27 pm

  • Leslie says:

    I took my dentures out and had a lot of super poligrip in my mouth. I couldn’t get it out with a paper towel as usual, so just let it dissolve. I lost all my sense of taste. This is the second time it happened. My taste gradually came back, but I’m afraid to use this product again.

    Posted on August 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm

  • Novlette says:

    I have been using fixodent since December 9 ,2023 I noticed it has in zinc so I changed it to polygrip but it seems like they both are the same. January of this year I’ve been experiencing cramps and numbness in my hands I have to hang them of the side of my bed to feel a relief when I get up in the morning I can’t even comb my hair my fingers are numb holding my phone right now to text they’re numb I was thinking it’s arthritis. But when I read on the side effects all of them applies to me

    Posted on March 3, 2024 at 9:53 pm

  • James says:

    I’ve used this product for the last 4 years and have experienced body pains and, tingling sensations in my arms

    Posted on March 10, 2024 at 1:25 pm

  • Gregory says:

    I have used FIXODENT for 37 years without any issues.
    I am 75 years old now and I do have various health problems, but I could not see any of them are related to a denture adhesive.

    Incidentally on occasion when a new denture and he’s a product came out.I would experiment and try it but to no avail. I would have to say that 99% + of the time FIXODENT been my only denture adhesive product.

    Temperature and hesus without sink, do not hold up.. I have yet to try the new product called SECURE. I cannot speak to it with the exception of reading that there is no Zinc and has all natural ingredients.
    The price is also way out of line when comparing it to other similar products on the market today..

    My only suggestion is to make an informed choice before you use any product.

    Posted on June 13, 2024 at 12:34 pm

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