Irish Medicines Board Advises Against Use of Echinacea in Children Under 12 Years
20 August 2012
The Irish Medicines Board (IMB) today advises that children's herbal products containing echinacea will no longer be recommended based on the lack of scientific data to support their use. This new advice follows a review by the IMB of available data on the safety and effectiveness of echinacea and it is now advising that such products should not be used for children under 12 years of age. The IMB is communicating with retailers and others within the supply chain to inform them of this recommendation and to request that children's echinacea-containing products are removed from sale.
IMB press release
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