Numerous prescription and nonprescription medications are currently available for suppression of cough, a common symptom in children. Because adverse effects and overdosage associated with the administration of cough and cold preparations in children have been reported, education of patients and parents about the lack of proven antitussive effects and the potential risks of these products is needed.
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American Academy of Pediatrics| June 01 1997
Committee on Drugs; Use of Codeine- and Dextromethorphan-Containing Cough Remedies in Children. Pediatrics June 1997; 99 (6): 918–920. 10.1542/peds.99.6.918
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