Cold Medication Use In Children Less Than Two Years Old Can Lead To Adverse Effects, Even Death, Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School Study
Published: Jun 02, 2008
ScienceDaily — Cough and cold medication use in young children has been linked to a significant number of adverse effects and several deaths, leading the FDA to recommend against their use for children less than two years old. Despite these concerns about safety and efficacy, there has been little research on patterns of cough and cold medication use in very young children. Now, a new study from the Emergency Medicine Networkled by Katherine O’Donnell, M.D. of Children’s Hospital Boston reveals important new statistics about medication use in children under the age of two.