FDA Alerts Six Companies Over Dangerous Unapproved Cosmetic Products with Excessive Lidocaine

Popular Pain-Relief Creams Pose Dangerous Health Risks, FDA Warns

If you’re considering getting microdermabrasion treatments, laser hair removal, tattoos, and piercings, you should be aware of the potential dangers associated with over-the-counter topical pain-relief products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to six companies for marketing unapproved, misbranded products containing higher-than-allowed concentrations of lidocaine. These products pose a significant risk to consumers and should not be on the market.

The FDA is taking a proactive approach to ensure the safety of consumers by using all available tools to stop the sale of these illegal high-risk products. The problem with these products is that they have too much lidocaine, which can lead to serious side effects such as an irregular heartbeat, seizures, and breathing issues. Additionally, if used on a large portion of skin or irritated skin, it can cause serious injury.

If you plan on using a product containing local anesthetics, it’s essential to follow the FDA’s guidelines carefully. They recommend not using anything containing more than 4% lidocaine, not using it on large areas of skin, and not wrapping the product onto the skin with dressings or plastic wraps. This information is crucial when selecting any product that contains local anesthetics for use during cosmetic procedures or any other time when pain relief is necessary.

The six companies in question are TKTX Numb Maximum Strength Pain Reliever, TKTX During Procedure Numbing Gel and J-CAIN cream, NumbSkin Lidocaine Numbing Creams, Signature Tattoo Numbing Cream and Miracle Numb Spray, Painless Tattoo Numbing Cream and Painless Tattoo Numbing Spray, New & Improved Blue Gel, Superior Super Juice Premium Pro Plus Five-Star Vasocaine and Maximum Zone 1 INK-EEZE Original B Numb Numbing Gel INK-EEZE B Numb Numbing Spray Black Label INK-EEZE B Numb

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