volume 99, issue 6, P918-920 1997
DOI: 10.1542/peds.99.6.918
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Abstract: ABSTRACT. 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. INDICATIONS AND CONTRAINDICATIONSCough is a reflex response to mechanical, chemical, or inflammatory …

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