Labels to give new instructions on paracetamol dosages

Labels to give new instructions on paracetamol dosages

Parents are getting new instructions on the amount of medicines containing liquid paracetamol they should give their children.

The Irish Medicines Board has said new directions will appear on packages in the coming weeks, including more precise age and dosage "bands".

Experts have said they want to ensure children get the most effective amount of medicine for their needs, and make it easier for parents and carers to know how much to give them.

The IMB said the move is not linked to any safety issues.

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