Any one ever had problem with Fixodent,making u sick to stomach

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I got my dentures 2 weeks ago been using Fixodent  and for last 2 weeks i been sick with my stomach and have diarrhea!
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No,you have to realize TEETH can collect bacteria. Do you take them out each night and soak them in overnight soak . I use polident for that. I haven't seen a fixodent soak.
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Donald Gross Jr.

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Yes i use POLIDENT tablets every night quit using the glue powder hoping this will help it holds better and don't have to spend lot time trying get glue out of mouth
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Jeanne Roushey

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There is a fixadent soak.
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Jim Boisvere

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I used it to hold my dentures in place for the first time and became violently ill when they came loose!
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Sharon Norman

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I have been getting really sick lately and i think it is from the fixadent im not sure but i have to use it like 5 times a day 
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I have been sick for 6 days. Headache, foul metallic taste which I can't eat forced to drink even with taste. Sick and nauseated. I believe I'm getting sick from the fixodent and poligrip. I haven't used since getting sick. Want to know when I'll get taste buds back and headaches gone?
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Debi Hilley

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You need to see your dentist. The headaches is likely a fit issue.
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Pamela

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Fixodent has a very low level of zinc, around 17 milligrams in each gram of paste. The truth of the matter is that only about 30% of the zinc that you intake can get absorbed by your body. ... Oral zinc sulfate supplements can also cause side effects such as stomach upset, heartburn and nausea.
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DeeDee Revia

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Thats great, exactly the symptoms I'm having. Does it cause you to have extreme dry mouth and excessive thirst too?
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joan rosenblatt

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SECURE call them they will send u a free sample.
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Jeanne Roushey

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I did on the ones that had Zinc in them.
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Shelley Price

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I just got from the hospital did anyone feel like a bus landed on your chest , throwing up, dizziness dry mouth and drinking a lot of water? Get to the hospital as fast as you can .only If you are using fixodent glue
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Raquelle Briant

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My mom is getting sick she is on phone with them too..did you find a solution
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joan rosenblatt

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Try SECURE
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Elaine Campbell Parker

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I switched to Polygrip!
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Edna Linden

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I'm sick of all the adhesives.  I've had my dentures for almost two weeks  Although, it is a problem getting use to something in your mouth and almost in you throat, the suction helps; and thus far, I have not had to us adhesives on my upper.  I have teeth at bottom and the bottom denture has claps.  Thank you Jesus for that,
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If you had your top teeth pulled in order to be fitted for dentures, be aware that your jawline is going to change and you will need to get your dentures refit, I end up going every month to get mine adjusted.  I'm usually good for about 2.5 weeks without glue then I'm stuck having to use it again :-(  I have 2 teeth on the bottom that help hold my bottom denture in too, thank God for that!
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Sharon C Hazelet-Torfs

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SEABOND  really works well no sticky mess and holds better than any thing i have used 
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Jeannette

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I can't use Fixodent make me sick I recommend Poligrip it has no zinc been using it for about six months.
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Stephanie Downey

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Me too i was soooo sick. Vomiting, dizzy, fever, no balance, tired, pale, and my husband noticed i was more sick after i put my teeth in. Super crazy and wierd tgey would allow this to be sold on shelves!!! Needs to stop
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I've been having diarrhea every day for over a month along with excessive sweating, horrible dry mouth and hand tremors. It started right after I had my second failed implant removed on my lower denture. I had to start using fixodent on both upper and lower dentures to keep the lower ones in. Still didn't hold all day so I am reapplying 2-3 times a day. I dread the thought of going back for a refit since my dentist blamed ME for them failing and wanted to charge me $1000.00 EACH for 2 new implants. He knew ahead of time I had severe bone loss and at the time he did them, just 2 years ago, he said if they failed I'd get a refund. So now I'm out 6k for failed implants and horrible stomach issues from what I now believe to be caused by Fixodent. Dang it!
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You could have infection in your body from the implants. Take some master tonic and eat plant based foods. 
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Nancy Mosley

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i just got mine too and there to big and i cant get the fixodent to stick the dentist wont help me 
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Stephanie

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Hi Donald, sorry to hear about your stomach issues! If you would, please call our care team at 1-855-236-3353, and consider talking to your health professional about your discomfort. Hope you are feeling better soon!
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Donald Gross Jr.

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Got mine relined they fit good been one month now , i starting eat lot better now,stomach better found out some new med's was my problem
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Stephanie

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Glad to hear you are doing better! Relines often help a lot. Thanks for the update! :)
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i wish i could say that im having nothing but trouble now i have to go find fixodent powder and see if that helps tried everything else
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Patti

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What exactly is a reline, and what do they do. All my denist said was my insurance wont pay for one for six months..
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Jeanne Roushey

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My insurance makes me wait 6 months also. It is adjusted to fit your gums which shrink after extractions. My lower fit much better after reline. Upper can't be dobe till April. I just bought strips to see if they are better in any way.
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Patti

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But do they make a new mold or just put something in the denture....sorry but I am very new to this.
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Jeanne Roushey

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They do a new mold and tighten up the denture to fit better. You will have to do without it for a few days so plan accordingly.
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Patti

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Ok thanks
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eleanorlebrecht .

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There are denture groups on facebook you might look into joining for sharing denture info.
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Lonnie Hanley

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Yes! It was because of the ZINC in the Fixodent. There is a warning right on the tube about the zinc. Stop using it ASAP
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Bill M

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Now it says does not contain zinc on the tube
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Crystal Brown

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Oh I see now. Your using that nasty pastey one. You have to try this one .It seems to b the only kind I can use.
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Jeannette

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I can not stand Fixodent it make me sick to my stomach I recommend poligrip without zinc and been using for more than six months.
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Hi everyone.  Our scientific research shows that the amount of zinc an average user absorbs from Fixodent is approximately 2 mg. If your're using other products containing zinc, you should consult your healthcare professional.

We'd love to learn more about your experiences using Fixodent. Since the amount of assistance we can provide via this forum is limited, we ask that you contact us toll free at 1-800-214-8871, Mon - Fri, 9am - 6pm EST. Thank you.
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I'm so glad to see a member of the moderator team on the board!  We had an incident in which it would have been good to get someone official involved.

Would you please tell us how we can get the attention of the moderators in situations like that?

Thanks so much
Schelly
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Hi Schelly,

There isn't an option to Private Message an employee moderator directly on this forum. However, when creating a New Conversation, there is a box that reads " Post This Conversation Privately". When you check that box off, only employee moderators will be able to view and respond to the post.  In the meantime, I'll try my best to look at what is going through these conversations to ensure that nothing inappropriate is being posted.
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Perfect - it has been calm recently - the troublesome conversations were surrounding posts of individual's personally identifiable information by a vendor or ex-vendor of a denture cushion product, if that helps you search.  Breaches of security like that concern me as a matter of principle.
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I have this exact issue today, I know it's the Fixodent because it's the first time I've used it!  I've been nauseated all day today!
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Sorry to hear this Elaine. We'd love to learn more about your experience using Fixodent. Please contact us toll free at 1-800-214-8871, Mon - Fri, 9am - 6pm EST so we can talk through questions. Thank you.
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Just a suggestion I been using Poligrip zinc free in a gold and white box I try Fixodent it made my stomach hurt.
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Krysten B

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Fixodent is making me have diahrea and so so nauseous, i hate this.
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Fixodent not only has zinc; but also is petroleum based - petrochemicals yuck! So you are not only ingesting zinc, you are ingesting like a spoonful of vaseline-like stuff everytime you put Fixodent on your dentures. Sadly most denture adhesives are petroleum based and contain zinc ........

BUT there is an alternative called Olivafix. It is organic olive oil based instead of petrochemicals and has zero zinc. I ordered a tube on Amazon - its expensive but it is worth it.

I have also heard of an adhesive called Secure but do not know what it is made of.

So if your current adhesive is making you sick, or you are interested in a healthier option, there are options for you to try
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They can't use zinc if it is printed on the tub does not contain zinc
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Get profit of the most healthy denture adhesive cream in the world with up to 45% OFF before Winter Sale ends up at https://shop.olivafix.com/

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Joseph Rosen

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I've seen some responses on here where people have mentioned possible allergies? Maybe some ingredient is not compatible with your system?
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Janice Clarke

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Used both fixate the and polygrip both make me sick and the back door trots, at a loss what to use, I have burning in my throat and chest, at a loss what to do
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How far are you post extractions?  Can you do soft relines from Walmart? There are  many Facebook denture groups to include do your own denture and many more where you can get some ideas.
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Caution on the self-soft relines. The chemicals may cause your dentures to crack prematurely. As always, ASK YOUR DENTIST before using any OTC product on your dentures. Doing any type of augmentation to your dentures may also void your warranty.
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For many people the warranty has run out a long time ago and they still are afraid to work with their own dentures..even when a dentist cannot get them made and adjusted right 
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Janice Clarke

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Two and half weeks