Denver, CO, February 11, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- LegalView recently added another new practice area relating to potentially deadly side effects of giving children of a certain age over-the-counter cough and cold medicine. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released findings in a public health advisory of, which found that giving over-the-counter cold and cough medication to infants and children under the age of two can cause serious and potentially life-threatening side effects. LegalView's children's cough medicine information
portal offers readers updated news stories and information from the FDA.
The FDA has yet to complete the review about the safety of over-the-counter cold and cough medication for children ages 2 through 11, but they have acknowledged that serious side effects have been reported for children 2 and older. Some of the children's cough medication side effects can include overdose and drug toxicity. It is important for parents and caregivers to contact an attorney experienced in dealing with potential children's cough medicine death to ensure that the proper steps to quality care are taken.
The FDA recommended that if nonprescription cough and cold medicine must be given to children that parents and caregivers use exact measuring spoons or cups to measure the drug as well as follow the appropriate guidelines based on a child's weight and age. The FDA also suggested that individuals be sure to watch frequency and amount of medication given to a child in order to avoid overdose. Additionally, it is advisable to read the active ingredients of medication and to store medications out of a child's reach. For individuals who have used over-the-counter cough or cold medication on their child and are concerned with potential harm done, contact an experienced attorney through http://childrens-cough-medicine.legalview.com to learn about the possibility of building a case and receiving compensation.
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