Super Poligrip Recalled in Japan

GlaxoSmithKline’s Super Poligrip with Zinc has been recalled in Japan. The American Dental Association has issued a warning about denture creams that contain zinc. The ADA has acknowledged that use of denture creams that rely on excessive use of zinc have been linked to neurological and hematological issues. Zinc reacts with copper by lowering copper levels and thus a higher instance of neurological and hematological problems.
As a precautionary measure, GlaxoSmithKline has decided to stop using zinc in the following products: Super Poligrip Original, Super Poligrip Ultra Fresh and Super Poligrip Extra Care.
In spite of the Japanese recall, no FDA action regarding denture creams has been taken in the United States.