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Anyone who has stained gray teeth from the use of Tetracycline as a kid, The main drug company who sold tetracycline back in the 60's and 70's was Pfizer.


They claim that they care about you and your health, If they do so care, Than they need to be man and woman enough to stand up and take blame and fix our teeth, It was us who had to walk around with ugly gray teeth so they could continue to push the sell of this drug knowing the damage it was doing.


It was us who had to go to school and face our class mates who made fun of our ugly gray teeth, It was us who wasn't excited to get up and go to school because of such laughter, It was us who now as adults have to put our hands over our face when we smile so no one will notice, It is us who have to explain to our children why our teeth is gray and no its not from not brushing, Its because a billion dollar business who makes drugs that are regulated by the government and wrote out by the doctors, The billion dollar drug company who claims they care so much about us.


Yes that is who the blame is on, Shame on you Pfizer for caring so much.


For caring so much that you would spends millions of dollars to fight the people who you caused damage to instead of paying out less to fix the problem. Yes the so caring drug maker who pushed the doctors and paid the doctor to write on a little piece of paper the word Tetracycline so they could take it to the pharmacy and get it filled.


Knowing from what the doctors told you about the damage to the teeth, Lets ignore that like it was never said. I say to anyone out there young and old if you have stained teeth damage from Tetracycline.


Please, Please send me an email to [protected]@bigstring.com


The more emails I get the better, Please get the word out if you know anyone who's teeth were damaged as stained gray from the use of Teracycline please give them my email and tell them to send me there first and last name, address and contact phone number.


Im going to take all the names etc and file a former complaint with Pfizer, And Im going to talk to a lawyer about filing a class action lawsuit against them.


Its not right, And we know its not right. So its time we stand up for what is right and fight back, If we have to boycott Pfizer than we shall do so, If your doctor gives you a drug, Find out if its made by Pfizer if so make him write you one that is made by a different drug maker.


Help me help you. This is American and its high time we start standing up as one. This country has went to ###, Or china I shall say, And its time when bring America back to its home.


Its time we stop sending jobs over sea's. Bring the jobs and troops home, Who care's that china's economy is booming, Our's was booming in the 90's until someone sold us out to china, No wonder there economy is booming.


Our government has let people from other countries come in here and buy us out, The sad thing is they gave them our tax dollars to start there business. I cannot remember the last time a true American was given money to start a business, Can you ? Never.


If our government would stop the corporations from sending our jobs oversea's we would not be in the shape we are in today. There is no place in america for greedy owners, We forgot to ship them oversea's.


Our government regulates drug makers, Why don't they step in and do something about damage thats related to drugs ? One reason that are just as responsible as the makers.


Please let me hear from you, This will not be the only website that I post on. I will make sure this is seen all over google, and other search engines. We shall not stop at no. Or it happen so long ago, That is a poor excuse, And we america's are tired of the excuses. Right. Im sure alot of people have spend sometime and effort in this matter, And you may have given up. But don't.


I saw a posting from a lawyer who laughed at a person who posted an add concerning Tetracycline and stained teeth, he said good luck. Shows how some not all lawyers don't care either. But it you flash money at them they seem to care alot than.


God Bless.

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  • Br
    bren3splace Dec 06, 2008

    Viagra and any other commercial using words such as erictile disfunction is with out a doubt unappropriate on tv for our childrn to hear and see. How do you explain to a young child what erectile disfuction is? Why should we have to? Children from age 4 and up hear much more on tv than any of us ever heard growing up. We should be more responcable in how the media and or tv is allowed to expose these thing to our youth. Yes we can block unappropriate shows from the innecent minds of children but we have no way to block the commercials. This is as bad as the 800 numbers back in the 80's and 90's that we all had to hear. How do we correct this problem and get back moral tv?

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  • Anon Jan 04, 2009

    Your kids don't even know what Erectile Dysfunction means, or what part of the body it affects. There's no problem.
    Plus, they don't even air on kids channels.

    Have you tried turning the TV off or changing the channel when the commercial airs?

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    Sherleej9907 Aug 30, 2019

    @Anon Mine are also stained. It is embarrassing. Now as I age their also weak and starting to crack.

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  • Al
    AlphaFemale Feb 01, 2009

    If my son asked me what erectile dysfunction was, I'd tell him its a problem some people have where their penis doesn't work correctly. I'm sure he wouldn't die of knowing it. They don't go into graphic detail. Lighten up its just a body part. Most men have one.

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    Justin Apr 03, 2009

    Grow the frig up dude! and "Viva Viagra!" Lmao thats one i laugh at.

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  • Da
    Darling Niki Dec 05, 2009

    I too have suffered from the embarassment and lack of confidence my whole life due to my "tetra-teeth". Why should we have to spend thousands of dollars to mask our unsightly smiles? It's not fair that I hate my picture taken or don't smile around strangers. My sister got a nice white smile for FREE because of her many years of meth use, but I, a hard working tax payer has to pay for cosmetic dentistry to get a white smile. I have done the expensive professional whitening, over the counter strips, baking soda, peroxide, painted my teeth with white nail polish, I even used Soft Scrub once when I was a kid! I think Pfizer should consider the amount of money we "tetra-teeth" have spent on trying to have a pretty smile. Thanks Niki Asche Eagle Grove, IOWA

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  • Sm
    SMJ2010 Apr 22, 2010

    I feel very strongly about this complaint as my teeth were very, very stained to the point that I was so self-concious of the way I looked. I am a female and as you know being a young teenager and looking that way can damage your self esteme. I have been out of school for quite some time. My mother, as a graduation gift, did veneers on the front six teeth but that didn't help the rest of them and they had to be replaced in 6-7 years. I am now 41 years old and have had to take care of this problem my self. I now have a mouth full of crowns and as you know they are not cheep. Due to this medication I have $10, 000 worth of crowns in my mouth...do I think people need to be reimbursed...yes I do...there are some people that are not as fortunate as I was to be able to pay for it a little at a time. But they need the compensation to be able to fix this problem...its not fair at all.

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    jpg91199 Jun 03, 2010
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    I wish that we could do something to make this company pay for our misery. I am 43 and have dealt with my dicolored teeth all my life. I have a 9 year old daugther that gets asked "why does your mom's teeth look like that?" It is embarrassing for me and her. I can't afford to get veneers. I had bonding put on my teeth when I was a teenager but they are old and cracked and look worst now than before. I would give anything to have a beautiful smile!

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    Grace Cruz Jun 03, 2010

    Where is my order (2) for Viagra +Cialis
    Accourding to my bank a charge of $93.90 on May 15, 2010 and another $93.90 on May 20, 2010 transaction occured and taken by
    THEBEAUTYHEALTH. So were are my orders. To this date 6/04/10 I have not heard or received any type of communication from your company, if you cannot fill my orders then refund my MONEY, that is a total of $187.80.

    SOMEONE CALL ME AT [protected], OR E-MAIL ME AT [email protected]

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    Tena Clark Jul 23, 2010

    I agree. I also am a female age 48. My teeth are stained 1/2 way up with a yellowish gray color. I've tried the whitening products also to no avail. A dentist finally told me not to bother, the stain wasn't coming off. It was caused by the use of tetracycline, that was prescribed to me as a child. Its a real bummer. Tena.missouri

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    paul 2son Aug 15, 2010

    tetracycline has ruined my liver causing a metabolism disorder, which was killing me, luckily metformin has worked for me & my liver counts are normal, but for only as long as the metformin works.if it stops working my death sentence is back .this was pointed out by my solicitor who is handling my medical negligence case.i was prescribed tetracycline for nearly 20 yrs thinking my doctor was looking after me, i trusted he was only doing good, not knowing he was slowly killing me.IF ANYONE HAS BEEN AFFECTED THE SAME, PLEASE CONTACT ME !
    [email protected]

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    MTC306 Sep 26, 2010
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    I wish with all my heart I could have had white teeth! I am 53 years old, and I have NEVER been proud of my teeth due to being prescribed and administered tetracycline as a child for upper respiratory problems and tonsillitus.
    I have suffered in personal relationships throughout my life because of being perceived as an unhappy person, due to the fact I have learned not to smile. I can certainly relate to all the comments here especially to the embarrassment this causes in social settings. I have also undergone extensive proceedures without success to attempt to have whiter teeth.
    I agree that Pfizer SHOULD care but sadly I believe they don't. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as I read your comments and felt your pain. I have lived with this my whole life as well, and it is not pleasant to have to explain to people.
    I have no expectation of ever getting any monetary settlement from Pfizer to correct my ruined teeth. So, perhaps they did distribute the drug that may have saved my life as a child. I was unable to defend myself against them then, and I still feel the inability to make them pay me for the damages they caused me.
    I do however expect that one day I will look in the mirror at myself and smile when I get my dentures if I live that long.
    Bless you all for sharing your comments. I join you in your efforts to a solution!
    Hugh Floyd

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    Andtea Jan 13, 2019
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    @MTC306 My name is Andrea, 59. I have the current conditions. I too was given tetracycline as an infant.

    Vitiligo
    Severe near sightedness
    Retina issues
    Vision loss
    Severely stained teeth
    Early gray hair
    Digestion Issue
    Autoimmune issues

    I would love to talk to you.
    [email protected]

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    Meg12 Nov 02, 2010

    It has ruined my life as well. 46 years old, never married, no children, i never smile, repeatedly depressed and full of self hatred. I wasn't sure who the company was that was responsible for this back in the 60's and 70's. If it wouldn't hurt so many people, I would have killed myself years ago.

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    mattsmom97 Nov 10, 2010
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    Pfizer needs to pay - I have always hated my smile, was teased relentlessly in school and out of school, to this day people still ask even my own son :( - there should have been some type of compensation for us lab rats. And when I took it back in the late 60's the side effects were not listed on the product like they are today.. my parents had not idea.. they spent a fortune on my teeth to no avail.

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    ddurni Nov 13, 2010
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    I too was on Tetracycline as a kid due to lots of Allergies and sickness. The last school photo I smile in was 3rd grade and my teeth were already grey by then... In addition to making them grey my Dentist says it also made them weak.
    I just added up my Dental costs, since 2002 I've had $11, 000 of work done... Now I'm having 8 upper teeth Veneered since the 25 year old bonding has deteriorated, that's going to cost around $8, 000. Then I'll have to work on building up the muscles in my face since I rarely smiled...
    No idea how much I think I should be compensated for "Pain and Suffering"...

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  • Kr
    kris h Nov 19, 2010

    In the late 60s I was given the drug. Severe infection I was lucky enough to get heavy doses. Dentists have said they have never seen a case so bad. I have problems with softening. My parents paid for veneers when they first came out. Those fell out shortly. Nothing like being on a girls camping trip when they first came loose and people screaming when a couple fell into the sink while brushing my teeth. Had 6 caps when I was 16. Nothing like that lovely white patch in the front followed by complete blackness. While an adult I have not been able to afford all the costs with keeping up the caps, rupturing teeth, etc... It has been crazy and I am finally going to just seek out seeing how much it will be to just cut them out and get plates screwed in.

    I have read where there were experiments in the late 50s and they were aware there could be issues but still had doctors push the drugs. The drug company profitted from our misery.

    I have always wondered if anyone with anything else. I have had problems that did not seem common for my family like my hip wearing in my teens and having problems with it. Stuff like that. People only talk about teeth, liver and kidney issues. I just want fixed for the damage they aided and profitted from in providing this medicine.

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  • Kr
    kris h Nov 20, 2010

    I wanted to further my response in regard to the bone and degeration issue I brought up. According to what I do know we have darkness, or discoloration, of teeth and problems with the jaw bones due to the tetracycline binding the calcium and causing the weakness and discolortion. What if some of us have unusual problems with bones and such elsewhere. For me, I believe there may be some connection between the two. What if it took long to realize that this binding and lack of calcium absorbtion created an all over weakening of the bones that left enough deficiancy to allow some to have noticable problems as they get older but not linked as their skelletal body seems aged beyond their years.
    I would like to hear from others in this regard. Trying to figure out if I am looking too far into this or if I am on the right path.

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    denamarie Dec 31, 2010
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    People found me unfriendly because I trained myself not to smile. Not only were my teeth discolored, but also weakened. I suffered severe pain from toothaches. I had a full upper denture by the time I was 28. I have had a total lack of confidende and been made to feel second class and downright ugly. I cannot believe that people can sue for hot coffee from McDonalds and win; yet there has been no successful class action against the makers of tetracycline. I also have unexplained hip necrosis so I am also wondering about the validity of the above claim as well.

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    agonysmuse Jan 03, 2011

    I was exactly like all of you, shy, quiet, feared smiling and made fun of when I did smile. I HATED to smile. I was so embarrassed by my tetracycline stained teeth. I was born in 1969 and during the next years given the drug many times for tonsillitis. Then, they turned around and took out the tonsils. Thanks alot...LOL I am so humiliated by the stains. Have been my whole life and I cannot afford the veneers. I wish somebody could make them pay for what they caused us emotionally and have to fix our teeth no questions asked.

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    very angry Jan 12, 2011

    My heart goes out to all you fellow tetra victims, I was also born in 1969 and have what my dentist calls text book tetra staining, as I get older it looks even browner, a huge blow on my self confidence. My oral hygiene is impecable and I too have tried home bleaching etc but as you all know it has no effect other than making your gums sore. It would be wonderful if we could claim against the company, I know how much it has impacted negatively on my life and still does.

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  • Ke
    KEITH L. Jan 13, 2011
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    I also have had tetracycline staining on my teeth since childhood. I I think the company that created the problem for thousands of us now adults should pay for emotional pain and for clinical restoration. Folks if we pool our resources together we could embarrass them enough to make them pay. It is possible to file a class action lawsuit against them ourselves. I have done it with a hospital in Federal Court, so it is a option! If you choose not to be supportive, I will and can done it alone.

    Thank You
    Keith L.

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    KEITH L. Jan 13, 2011
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    Stop waiting for a lawyer to deliver us! Lets deliver ourselves, we can do it! Let us stand up united! Let us have this last bit of satisfaction before our time on God's Earth is over. We know who did the dirty deed so lets deal with them. The evidence is written all over our sad faces. Let's sue them! Sue them! Sue them! Lets embarrass them. Lets have this victory so that when it is time for us to pass away we can do it with a "SMILE" on our faces!

    Thank you,

    Keith L.

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    Frank343 Jan 18, 2011
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    I can recommend a reputable pharmacy http://allcheappills.org I received the order and it was on time and the pills work great

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    starrchyld Jan 19, 2011

    After seeing the recent ads on TV (re: lawsuits for Accutane) and one of the side effects being "Ulcerative colitis", I decided to do some research for a friend who is having a terrible time. I asked if he had ever taken anything like that and learned about the Tetracycline he'd been prescribed as a kid.
    Have just begun & getting overwhelmed with information but it does seem (other than both being prescribed to treat acne) that they have some other similarities in side effects. (Accutane also causes bone damage)
    Other friends I know have only the dental issues so far, so wondering if anyone here may have more to share about some of these other side effects?
    http://absoluteacneinfo.com/tetracycline/
    Tetracycline Hydrochloride Side effects
    1 Depression 2 Inflammatory Bowel Disease 3 Colitis Ulcerative (Ulcerative colitis) 4 Anxiety 5 Crohn's Disease
    Long term sides effects :
    1 Skin Odour Abnormal 2 Irritable Bowel Syndrome 3 Tooth Discolouration 4 Tooth Erosion 5 Weight Gain Poor

    This is some serious stuff! and if there isn't a lawsuit already? there should be!! any info please?

    Thanks, Mo

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    werone Jan 22, 2011

    Born 1966.They have no idea how hard is was, I always felt like I was less, I remember jr high . sitting in a class room while three class mates sang me the song (yuck mouth'"no you don't brush") I didn't and don't want to smile.. almost every time i did/do i worry about how someone will judge me...

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    werone Jan 22, 2011

    If we are every going to get a lawsuit going, we are going to have to show the lawers what we lost, so they can put a $ sign on it..What did we Iose because of Tetracycline ? Self esteem, it effects life decisions, It effects alot about the jobs we will have ( have you ever seen a super model or astornaut (dentist) with tetracyline staind teeth? or anyone thats in the puplic eye. I would be willing to bet amost everyone with Teracycline stained teeth is afraid to give a speech(so no jobs where we will have to talk in front of a crowd).It goes deeper than that, every time I/we open our mouth to speak it looks as if we have poor hygiene (perseption is everything), who want someone, who does not brush his teeth to be a leader at a company.(I have been told before, if i wanted to be a supervisor I had to look the part)... so we didn't get the freedom of choosing any job we wanted, plus we had to work harded to overcome the fact( we look as if we don't brush our teeth) Relationships ( OMG) someone who doubts how bad it is need to somehow stain their teeth gray (make sure it's not permanent, I would not wish that on anyone) then go out, to a restaurant(order some food) and when you do smile at the waiter(make sure you show your teeth) (watch them try to hide their shock )... Go to a Bar.. better hope it's dark.. maybe they won't see., , if they did this, they would find themselfs, opening their mouth less wide when they talk. ... (when meeting people for the frist time I do get alot of shocked looks) I am sure many freindships I should have had never happened (first impresions killed them) many never happened due to pier pressure( don't date him he has rotten teeth) how sad .. it is gross not to brush your teeth or have rotten teeth, , it's not the fault of the people who see my teeth and judge me(they have been lied to by pfizer... i wil write more later ( out of time)..

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    KEITH L. Jan 24, 2011
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    Pfizer needs to pay. Just like BP in the Gulf of Mexico polluted its natural beauty so did Pfizer pollute the natural cleanliness of our smiles. They need a good lawsuit in Federal court. Now I ask you who is on board? They watch intently as our generation slowly dies off one by one. Until there mistake is all gone. But I say to you I will not allow my pain and suffering to go unavenged. this is not a person, so I will not turn the other cheek. This is a corporation and I will have satisfaction even if you will not, I am that sort of man. The more I think about it the more I get pissed off. I have already contacted them. My next contact with them will be in Federal Court.

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    U g ly mouth1970 Sep 17, 2019

    @KEITH L. I want to go to the federal court when you go lady

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    KEITH L. Jan 24, 2011
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    The person that mentioned the $ sign is correct When filing a lawsuit you must put your loses intangible form, such as a financial form in order to sue, so that there is a relief that can be granted by the court. It can either be the cost of restoration or the cost for counciling ect. But you must make a statement in which the Defendant can attempt to satisfy or your case will be thrown out of Court. Been there done that.

    Thank you

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    KMG1514 Jan 28, 2011
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    I was born in 1961 in Canada and took Tetracycline as a young child about three or four years of age. By the time I attended grade school my teeth were stain yellow. Not only was I teased by other children I had teachers in grade school accuse me of never brushing my teeth. Later in life I developed ulcerative colitis which I am convinced is another side effect of Tetracycline.
    NOW ITS TIME!
    Time to unite and make a class action lawsuit against the makers of this crap drug.

    Is there a experienced lawyer out there willing to take this on? Please post up so we can contact you.
    KMG

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    Shame On Pfizer Jan 30, 2011
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    COUNT ME IN!!! By all means, pursue the class action suit. Grey teeth and worse are no joke. As evidence, just talk to your dentist. It will take thousands of dollars to bond whiteness back onto your teeth. [email protected], I will contact you. Keep us posted to let us know how this lawsuit is moving along.

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    jo4dr Jan 31, 2011

    My family doctor (it was said) recommended a treatment of tetracycline for my mother, and for myself for dubious reason’s at best. As everyone before me here has stated, the emotional and physical pain of damaged teeth has been severe.

    I am saddened by the stories of playground taunting, as this defined my early childhood. I am 49 years old and I still do not smile with an open mouth. I cannot begin to tell you how this has colored my world. I say ditto to all these testimonies!

    I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on basic dental maintenance, i.e. fillings etc… But to date, because of the enormous expense I have not done any cosmetic work. My teeth (Those that are left) function marginally. Oral hygiene for me is not about vanity, it’s about survival. This is not about vanity, it never was. This is a very real, very complicated health issue for us!

    How is it, that this chemical maker, with the complicity of the medical establishment and the insurance industry (Who- by the way, flatly refuse to acknowledge the situation and its clearly systemic emotional and psychological and physical damage)… that these giants of industry are able to ignore the suffering of the thousands of people that they poisoned?

    The pain is real! The consequences to our lives are real, in our relationships, in our careers, in our wallets. It’s time that someone stepped up.

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    werone Feb 10, 2011

    Why the warning was NOT !!! good enuff !!! My parents were lead to believe it would just effect my baby teeth.. . What Parents in their right mind would give their child something that would Mark them for LIFE... ( YOU DON'T SEE TATTOOS ON 2 YEAR OLDS!!!)... If nothing was wrong with what tecracycline was doing, why is -> tecracycline (the make my teeth look rotten-> antibiotic) not still being perscribe to infants ???? none of our parent knew!!! My dad was a pharmacist, he did not know I would grow up looking as if I have rotten teeth... this one will come back to BITE you Pifizer... because you Were wrong and you know it ... has anyone talked to a lawer?... it IS time !

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    werone Feb 10, 2011

    I dont want much just a dollar per tooth per day for the last 40 years.

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    tinytimm Mar 04, 2011

    I too was given this product as an infant. Not only was I called rotten teeth in grades school, but Jr high school and high school. My teeth are now colored yellow and people feel that people like use do not brush our teeth. Not true as a small child I would Pearl Drops Toothpaste since they said it would whiten my smile. Over the years I tried every whitening products to lessen the yellow color without prevail. I feel that since I have had many of my teeth crowned that in my case and many others that we should get no less then $2500 a tooth. That is fair for all of the mocking and made fun of for our growing years. I always wanted to be a model, but due to my teeth the dream was not allowed. As a model needs white teeth, every job interview if your teeth are not white people think it is due to lack cleaning. There was a law suit back in 1967 that if you had all the records and could prove that it was due to their product you could get some money. My parents could not be bothered to get the proof and I my smile was not enough for them to pursue the money, 47 years later I do not smile up close or even allow for pictures taken of me because of my yellow teeth. I will put my hand over my mouth and try not to let people see my yellow teeth... My dentist even knows and when some of his assistants try to scrub the yellow off damaging my enamel. It does effect not only your baby teeth but your adult teeth I am proof. I was given this drug in 1963 and beyond. When I had my children I refused to allow them to give me this drug due to the fear what it would do to my child's teeth. Even as they grew up I would never allow them to give my children this drug to keep them from being called names and get low self -esteem from the children I went to grade school and beyond.

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    Ann M. Dietrich Apr 10, 2011

    This certainly resonates with me--I had many of the same feelings as a young girl with teeth that had grey stripes on top and yellow staining on the bottom. I felt very sad, and often, that others had such white, pretty teeth and I did not. My Mother felt quite upset about what had happened, but not as if she could do anything about it. I know that everyone in my family as been affected in one way or another--it causes a certain and lasting lack of trust in people who are supposed to be informed and to care for others in the best possible way. It affects my outlook in a subtle and important way all the time in this regard, even though I have done what I can do to forgive.

    I always wonder about taking medications now, and people have wondered about my outlook because of this. I tend to avoid giving medicines to my kids, and keep double-checking myself to determine whether I am being too careful in the wrong way. It is a perspective that I dislike having to live with. I don't want to go around telling people of this story, but, on the other hand, I have capped teeth and I'm not in the movies. I wonder if people wonder whether I am too vain. Once things like this happen, it just never ends. Of course, this isn't the worst thing in the world, but it is also something that won't go away, and we all live with it.

    I didn't know about the lawsuit then, as I was 7, and wonder if my parents knew. I think that they probably didn't have the procedures to notify people that they now have. We lived in a rural community and I think that my dentist might have been advised, or our family doctor, but I don't know if that happened. Maybe it was on the news one night and we missed it.

    I have spent many hours in dentist chairs as they tried to help. It was painful to have the bleaching, even though it was something that was helpful to make my teeth look better. I still remember that strong smell and having to have my mouth stretched open and the gums pulled back for long periods of time as the bleach worked. The bleach stung my lips and tasted poisonous. At that time, it required several treatments. I think that it was 6 or so. It was the best that they could do and I felt as if I should be glad that I could have this done, but it hurt. I lived in a small town, and many knew about it. My family felt sorry for the pain that I had to go through. My parents had to pay for that, plus more.

    Later, veneers were invented, and I had some put on. I sat for hours as the dentist cleaned off my teeth and put the plastic onto them. Then an ultraviolet light "fixed" it onto the teeth. I always tried to think of how great this technology was while I sat there with white light shining into my mouth. They came off and I'd need to skip doing other things to go back to the dentist for more of that. That was also painful and took several procedures. I always thought that I should be grateful that something was out there to help, and I knew that it was expensive. Others I knew couldn't afford to have this done and I felt badly for them.

    After I became an adult, I could not afford to have the veneers fixed for many years, as I was in graduate school and early in my career. Only recently, I got some of my teeth capped. That was expensive, but I just couldn't go on any longer with the veneers. It had been 30 years and they were wearing off. Getting one's teeth capped is no fun--having to have them ground to little stumps. Then, having the temporary teeth come off more than once before the permanent caps could be put on. Looking into the mirror to see my teeth the way that they were was heartbreaking.

    Yes, for many years I felt as if I couldn't smile like others and it was depressing. As we all grow older, we get nicer, but only a few of those kinds of comments can last a lifetime. I have kept thinking about the many people who have had this happen to them and why we haven't been compensated for this. It has certainly involved real physical pain and emotional suffering. I feel like I know the person who posted above--she or he has felt a lot of the same feelings that I have felt. It was difficult knowing that my teeth were ugly and that people knew that something was wrong with my teeth. People would ask what had happened, and I felt very self-conscious. It definitely created a feeling of being different in a bad way.

    As I watch my children's teeth grow in, I am so grateful that they are white and healthy. And I remember the deep sadness that I felt when mine were not. It is exciting for kids to see their teeth grow in, and I cannot avoid remembering the deep disappointment that I felt when mine were grey and yellow, over and over again.

    I wonder sometimes how it must have felt if the people who made these medications had this happen to their friends and families. It would be nice to know that they did what they could do as fast as possible to remove this from the market without having to have someone else tell them that it was a good idea once they knew about the damage. I have never heard about how this happened. Was someone forced to take it off of the market? Were there ever any apologies? Did someone ever offer to compensate others for what was to come or for what they had already endured? I would certainly like to know more about the lawsuit. Can someome tell me more?

    I went to law school to, in part, understand the process of justice for something like this. I cannot be an attorney for people like me--it would be a conflict of interest. But, I think that, as others have gotten justice for so many cases of damage from medicines, it seems reasonable to seek this for people like me, even though it was long ago. My doctor has died, and my parents are still alive, but I don't know about my dentist. I'd say that we should all keep records of what we have paid if they are available if this ever does go to court, or if the companies decide to pay for this.

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  • F.M. Nuruddin. Jun 13, 2011
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    Dear,
    I get a job offer letter from PFIZER PHARMACEUTICALS UK, ( Dr. David Bernnam
    Pfizer Pharmaceuticals United Kingdom
    15 Stanhope Gate
    London
    W1K 1LN, United Kingdom.
    Phone: +[protected], +[protected]
    +[protected]
    Fax: +[protected]
    but I didn't understand is it true or fake...? so please know me as early as possible...

    Regards
    F.M. Nuruddin
    Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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    LaurieMae Jun 23, 2011

    I understand that tetracycline also caused stunted bone growth in children. I was told by a physician later in my life that the reason my teeth have black lines and my fourt digits on both hands and feet stopped growing was a result of having been given tetracycline as a child. I was told this was very common in Texas by the Dentist. As a teenager this deformity was very difficult to overcome. I have always wondered why no one was looking at retributions for the damage that was done by releasing a drug with such devastating side effects.

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    PiaO64 Jul 02, 2011

    I too am a victim of Tetracycline. My teeth are stained and grooved from the use of Tetracycline as an infant. I have always been embarassed of my stained teeth. As an adult my teeth have always been a problem. . . root canals, crowns, broken teeth. A dentist once told me that I was robbed of tooth enamel. I would love to be able to have a beautiful healthy smile. I too think that this company owes all of us that!

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    Sarah76223 Jul 28, 2011

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    rkkleinman Aug 19, 2011

    I had my son on tetracycline when he was a teenager. He had the most beautiful straight white teeth (never needed braces), but other than the graying of his teeth, they have deterioted until the point the only thing he can have done is have all of his teeth pulled and dentures put in. But we don't have the $6, 500.00 to do it. Is there anything we can do other than vent on this website?

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    elda_mo Aug 23, 2011

    I have been a victim of this drug .. I dont smile, I use to get picked on because of the color of my teeth. Know I am having problems with my liver due to this medication.

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