As you may already be aware, the makers of all over-the-counter oral cough and cold medicines for infants have taken those products off the market.
This action was a precautionary measure to avoid potential misuse of these products, including unintentional overdose in infants and children under the age of 4.
This action does not affect the use of these medications in children 4 years old and over. The companies who make these products have revised product information to reflect this new information.
Use of cough and cold products are safe when used as directed, and most parents use them correctly and appropriately. Be assured this withdrawal is not a result of specific events linked to any specific brand.
Cough & Cold
We do NOT recommend the use of combination medication containing acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
Many versions of combination cough & cold medications have been developed, we recommend only treating the symptoms that your child is experiencing.
For Dosing information, please follow the instructions on the box.