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Dont give cold and cough medicines to infant..please read..

Discussion in 'Infants' started by shailey, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. shailey

    shailey New IL'ite

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    According to the CHPA, the cough and cold medicines that are being withdrawn and should not be given to children under age 2
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  2. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Thanks for sharing this information, Shailey!
    We will take a note of this before buying any cough medicine for the kids.
    Anyway this is the time they get cold frequently.:-(

    sriniketan
     
  3. puni88

    puni88 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    THis information is from CNN.com.....

    The makers of several leading over-the-counter cold medications are voluntarily withdrawing products sold for infants, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association said Thursday.
    The trade group said the products were being withdrawn "out of an abundance of caution" and insisted the products are safe when used as directed.
    "The reason the makers of over-the-counter, oral cough and cold medicines for infants are voluntarily withdrawing these medicines is that there have been rare patterns of misuse leading to overdose recently identified, particularly in infants, and safety is our top priority," Linda A. Suydam, the association's president, said in a statement.
    "It's important to point out that these medicines are safe and effective when used as directed, and most parents are using them appropriately," she said.
    CVS stores planned to stop selling the withdrawn products and store-brand equivalents, it said. Refunds are being offered if customers return the products.


    CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta said over-the-counter cold medicines can cause side effects such as sedation, irritability, allergy and heart abnormalities.
    Instead of the drugs, Gupta said, parents of sick infants can use vaporizers or hydrators, saline nose drops, rubber
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  4. sravy

    sravy Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi,

    Thank u shailey i noted all the names of medicines , a good information from u . :-D :clap
     

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