Irish Medicines Board insists Bonjela safe to use

The Irish Medicines Board says it is safe for parents to continue using Bonjela despite a health warning in the UK that certain types of the product should not be given to children under 16.

British health regulators say there is a small chance that the ulcer gel could lead to a rare syndrome that can cause liver and brain damage.

However, the Irish Medicines Board says it has conducted its own review and is satisfied that parents can continue to use the product to soothe babies' gums.

Bonjela has been licensed in Ireland since 1983.

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