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Safe, Natural Teething Medicine Launched as FDA Warns Against Benzocaine

CamiliaNewtown Square, Pa., Apr. 25, 2011—Launching now in national pharmacy chains is Camilia®, a safe and natural baby teething medicine free of benzocaine and side effects, from Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines. Voted by pharmacists as the best new product after its 2004 launch in France, Camilia does more than just numb pain like general pain relievers or anesthetics. Instead, it specifically targets gum swelling, irritability and minor digestive disorders, as well as pain associated with teething.

This introduction comes on the heels of an April 7, 2011 warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding benzocaine, an ingredient used to reduce pain in the mouth and gums. The FDA suggests children under two years of age not be given products containing over-the-counter (OTC) benzocaine except under the advice and supervision of a healthcare professional due to potential risks.

“The cry of a teething baby can unnerve the entire household,” says Lawrence D. Rosen, MD, a pediatrician at The Whole Child Center in Oradell, N.J.  A nationally recognized expert in pediatric integrative medicine, Dr. Rosen explains, “Parents should know that they have safe and natural options readily available to help their babies find relief from the terrors of teething.”

Homeopathic medicines work with the body instead of masking or numbing symptoms. Parents and doctors, therefore, can detect and respond faster in case a more serious condition, such as a cold or ear infection, develops.

Free of preservatives, alcohol, flavors, dyes, sugar or artificial sweeteners, the only inactive ingredient in Camilia is purified water. A small amount of pre-measured, tasteless, clear liquid (.034 fl oz) is absorbed sublingually without numbing the gums or affecting the gag reflex. There is no need to worry about applying gel to the correct area or infants potentially choking, and there are no messy spills. When children are not their most cooperative, simply squeeze the contents of the pre-measured tube into their mouths.

Camilia is packaged in sterile single-dose units. The pre-measured dose in a shatterproof tube is convenient, quick and easy to use for parents on the go. And there’s no need to know the child’s weight.

The national average price for a 20-dose box of Camilia is .69, and the medicine can conveniently be found in national outlets such as Whole Foods Market, Vitamin Shoppe, Walgreens (starting in August) and, in the New York City area, Duane Reed. Online, parents can purchase Camilia from Walmart.com, Target.com, DrugStore.com or Amazon.com. To locate the nearest natural product store or independent pharmacy that carries Camilia, visit www.CamiliaTeething.com, call the Boiron Information Center at 1-800-BOIRON-1 (1-800-264-7661), or e-mail [email protected].

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About Boiron: Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines, is a 0 million public company with 4,000 employees in more than 80 countries. It is best known for Oscillococcinum®, a top-selling flu medicine, Chestal® cough syrup and Arnicare® line of pain relievers. For nearly 80 years, Boiron has been committed to funding scientific research and educating the public and healthcare professionals on homeopathic medicines. As a pharmaceutical company, Boiron maintains the highest standards in manufacturing, complying with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States and drug Good Manufacturing Practices.


About Boiron: Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines, is a $852 million public company with 3,700 employees and distribution in 59 countries. It is best known for Oscillococcinum®, a top-selling flu medicine, and its Arnicare® line of pain relievers. For more than 80 years, Boiron has been committed to funding scientific research and educating the public and healthcare professionals on homeopathic medicines. As a pharmaceutical company, Boiron maintains the highest standards in manufacturing, complying with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States and drug Good Manufacturing Practices.

Published: April, 2011