ISBN: 978-0-662-06338-4 (PDF Version)
Cat: H14-45/2008 (PDF Version)
HC Pub: 4746 (PDF Version)
Over-the-counter cough and cold medicines with certain active ingredients are being relabelled to say: "Do not give to children under 6."
List of ingredients to watch for:
|Therapeutic Category (Purpose)||Active Ingredients|
|Antihistamines in cough and cold medicines (used to treat sneezing, runny nose)||
|Antitussives (used to treat cough)||
|Expectorants (used to loosen mucus)||
|Decongestants (used to treat congestion)||
Relabelling will be completed by fall 2009. Until then, parents and caregivers should talk to a health practitioner (such as a pharmacist, nurse or doctor) when buying or using these products.
For more information, including non-medicinal ways to provide temporary relief for cough and cold symptoms,