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FDA Advises That Cold Medicines Too Risky For Children Under 2

Last Thursday, the FDA issued a Public Health Advisory for parents and caregivers, recommending that over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold products should not be used to treat infants and children less than 2 years of age because serious and potentially life-threatening side effects can occur from such use. The side effects reported include death, convulsions, rapid heart rates, and decreased levels of consciousness.

OTC cough and cold products include decongestants, expectorants, antihistamines, and antitussives (cough suppressants) for the treatment of colds. The FDA’s study of side effects of these medicines in children ages 2-11 is continuing.

Read the full FDA release here.

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