Use of codeine- and dextromethorphan-containing cough remedies in children

Jr Berlin, D. G. McCarver-May, D. A. Notterman, R. M. Ward, D. N. Weismann, G. S. Wilson, J. T. Wilson, J. March, D. R. Bennett, I. A. Hoskins, J. Mulinare, P. Kaufman, S. Mithani, S. M. MacLeod, G. Troendle, S. J. Yaffe, C. J. Cote, S. J. Szefler

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)918-920
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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