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Dosing concerns with Children's Panadol 1–5 Years Colourfree Suspension

The TGA has issued a safety alert regarding the measuring syringe supplied with Children's Panadol 1–5 Years Colourfree Suspension. This syringe is different to other oral syringes on the market, and incorrect use could lead to accidental overdose of paracetamol, the active ingredient in Panadol.

Find out how to correctly use the syringe and reduce the risk of a paracetamol overdose.

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