FDA: No Cold Medicines For Toddlers

Very young children simply should not take some commonly used cold and cough medicines, federal health officials say in recommending that the “consult your physician” advice to parents on the labels be dropped.

The preliminary recommendation, from Food and Drug Administration safety officials, would apply to decongestant use in children under 2, and antihistamines in those younger than 6.

The FDA has not made a final decision on any label changes. Action is likely, pending a recommendation from outside experts.

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