For some years now, the safe use of ethanol-containing herbal medicinal products in children is consistently questioned by experts and consumers. On the basis of scientific knowledge this publication examines the toxicological relevance of ethanol in herbal medicinal products with regard to the ingested amounts, metabolism and elimination in children.
The exposition is assessed as compared to food commonly used by children.
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Kelber O, Gaedcke F, Winterhoff H, Steinhoff B. Ethanol in Herbal Medicinal Products for Children. Pharm Ind 2008;70(9):1124-1127.