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Adverse events from cough and cold medications after a market withdrawal of products labeled for infants.

Shehab N, Schaefer MK, Kegler SR, et al. Adverse events from cough and cold medications after a market withdrawal of products labeled for infants. Pediatrics. 2010;126(6):1100-7. doi:10.1542/peds.2010-1839.

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December 15, 2010
Shehab N, Schaefer MK, Kegler SR, et al. Pediatrics. 2010;126:1100-7.

This study found substantially reduced emergency department visits for over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medication–related adverse events. The authors advocate for greater efforts to improve packaging information and education around avoiding use of these high-risk OTC medications in infants.

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Shehab N, Schaefer MK, Kegler SR, et al. Adverse events from cough and cold medications after a market withdrawal of products labeled for infants. Pediatrics. 2010;126(6):1100-7. doi:10.1542/peds.2010-1839.