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Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises

Posted on Dec 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

Drugs carry serious risks, and most infants, toddlers recover with rest and extra care. Most babies and young children don’t need medicines if they have a cold, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medicine should not be given to children younger than 2 because they could cause serious and potentially deadly side effects, the agency warned. American adults average about three colds a year, but children get them more often. When children get a cold, parents might want to give them pain relievers, decongestants and other medicines, but often...

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