Canada. Health Canada is warning Canadians not to use Bejai Bowyantan in young children and infants since the product contains borneolum syntheticum, a substance known to be extremely toxic, particularly in children. Bejai Bowyantan is a Chinese medicine used to treat babies with flu, fever, stomach aches, diarrhoea, night crying and inability to sleep. Although no adverse reactions to this product have been reported so far, Health Canada is issuing this advise as a precautionary measure and is in the process of identifying all importers of the product to facilitate its rapid removal from the market. A customs alert will prevent the further importation of the product into Canada.
Health Canada Warnings/ Advisories, 14 Jun 2002.
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