Revised product labels for pediatric over-the-counter cough and cold medicines

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2008 Oct 31;57(43):1180.

Abstract

October 7, 2008, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association announced that the leading manufacturers of pediatric over-the-counter cough and cold medicines would voluntarily modify the labels on these products to state that they should not be used in children aged <4 years.

MeSH terms

  • Antitussive Agents / adverse effects*
  • Antitussive Agents / poisoning
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.
  • Child
  • Common Cold / drug therapy
  • Consumer Health Information
  • Cough / drug therapy
  • Drug Overdose / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Nasal Decongestants / adverse effects*
  • Nasal Decongestants / poisoning
  • Nonprescription Drugs / adverse effects*
  • Nonprescription Drugs / poisoning
  • Product Labeling*
  • United States
  • United States Food and Drug Administration

Substances

  • Antitussive Agents
  • Nasal Decongestants
  • Nonprescription Drugs