Thursday, January 17, 2008

FDA Recommendations Regarding Use of Over-the-Counter Cough & Cold Medicines

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Public Health Advisory for parents and caregivers of young children. They are recommending that over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold products not be used to treat infants and children less than 2 years of age. This because serious and potentially life-threatening side effects can occur from such use. OTC cough and cold products include decongestants, expectorants, antihistamines, and antitussives (cough suppressants).

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