Stop! Are You Giving Your Children Cough and Cold Medications?


When you catch a cough and cold, what’s the first thing that you do? You probably try to get your hands on cough syrups and tablets for a quick relief. So when you see your little ones suffering from the same, what do you do? You again reach out to these medications to ease their suffering. But, stop! Rather than helping your children, these medications could be extremely harmful for their health.

Readily available over-the-counter cough and cold medications can do your kid more harm than good, warn Canadian researchers who have suggested stronger measures to curtail the use of these medications among children. The research comes on the heels of India recently banning the manufacture and sale of more than 300 combination medicines, including two widely used cough syrups.

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