Monday, January 21, 2008

Cold Meds and Toddlers

I would be remiss if I didn't mention the latest warnings for cold medications....

From EverydayHealth....

..."We strongly recommend that over-the-counter cough and cold products should not be used in young children under 2, because serious and potentially life-threatening side effects can occur from use of these products," Dr. Charles Ganley, director of the FDA's Office of Nonprescription Products, said during a morning news conference. "We have not come to a final decision on the use of cough and cold products in children aged 2 to 11 and continue to work within [the] FDA to arrive at a decision."

"We were concerned that parents would continue to use these products in children under 2, even with all the publicity," Ganley added.

Glad Ig's two now, because I don't know what I would do without my industrial-sized bottle of Dimetapp. And just in case the FDA bans it for kids up to 11, I'm going to stockpile the stuff. Please don't report me to DYFS.

1 comment:

Diane J Standiford said...

Hi! I am starting a 100 Chronic Illness Blog List for my blog. May I include your blog? (I started my own MS blog for same reason--to give my friends a break--LOL)
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