Recall of Cold Medications for Infants

Recall of Cold Medications for Infants

I know that its a little bit late to publish this news here, but I think could help parents who have visited here to more aware with cold medications to their infants. Are you always give cold medications for your infants when they got cough?If so, you must read the FDA news which have been published about one and half months ago (January 17, 2008) below:

FDA Recommends that Over-the-Counter (OTC) Cough and Cold Products not be used for Infants and Children under 2 Years of Age:”
FDA has completed its review of information about the safety of over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines in infants and children under 2 years of age. FDA is recommending that these drugs not be used to treat infants and children under 2 years of age because serious and potentially life-threatening side effects can occur.

FDA’s recommendation is based on both the review of the information we received about serious side effects in children and the discussion and recommendations made at the October 18–19, 2007, public advisory committee meeting at which this issue was discussed. FDA strongly supports the actions taken by many pharmaceutical manufacturers to voluntarily withdraw cough and cold medicines that were being sold for use in this age group.

FDA has not completed its review of information about the safety of OTC cough and cold medicines in children 2 through 11 years of age. We are aware of reports of serious side effects from cough and cold medicines in children 2 years of age and older. FDA is committed to completing its comprehensive and thorough review of the safety of OTC cough and cold medicines in children 2 years of age and older as quickly as possible and expects to communicate our recommendations to the public in the near future.”

If you love your infants you must aware with that news on recall of cold medications for infants, please read the full news release here.

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One Response to “Recall of Cold Medications for Infants”

  1. Cheryl's Office Says:

    I am always looking for the latest information on a range of household products, gadgets, and toys for my kids. I found a number of useful product blogs that provide me a daily dose of useful information, trends, and product recall alerts. You may want to give them a try.

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