Cough medicine warnings

The FDA is warning parents not to give their small children over the counter cold and cough medicine.

The advisory comes as part of a broader review of the safety and effectiveness of such drugs in children under age 2.

The FDA has reported serious problems can occur if too much of the medication is given, or given too often.

According to the FDA advisory, officials also strongly warn parents never to give children adult medicine, and only use pediatric cough and cold medications under a doctor's supervision.


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