Please Do Not Purchase Cold and Cough Medicine for Your Children

We are pleased to announce that the FDA and AAP have come to agreement with a position taken by this office in the early 1980's: cold and cough remedies do not work in children and can cause great harm.  The situation is severe enough that the FDA has actually induced manufacturers to take the following products OFF THE MARKET because they do not work and can cause harm, even death:

  • Dimetapp® Decongestant Plus Cough Infant Drops,
  • Dimetapp® Decongestant Infant Drops,
  • Little Colds® Decongestant Plus Cough,
  • Little Colds® Multi-Symptom Cold Formula,
  • PEDIACARE® Infant Drops Decongestant (containing pseudoephedrine),
  • PEDIACARE® Infant Drops Decongestant & Cough (containing pseudoephedrine),
  • PEDIACARE® Infant Dropper Decongestant (containing phenylephrine),
  • PEDIACARE® Infant Dropper Long-Acting Cough,
  • PEDIACARE® Infant Dropper Decongestant & Cough (containing phenylephrine),
  • Robitussin® Infant Cough DM Drops,
  • Triaminic® Infant & Toddler Thin Strips(R) Decongestant,
  • Triaminic®) Infant & Toddler Thin Strips(R) Decongestant Plus Cough,
  • TYLENOL® Concentrated Infants' Drops Plus Cold,
  • TYLENOL® Concentrated Infants' Drops Plus Cold & Cough.

The comments contained in this electronic source of information do not constitute and are not designed to imply that they constitute any form of individual medical advice. The information provided is purely for informational purposes only and not relevant to any person's particular medical condition or situation. If you have any medical concerns about yourself or your family please contact your physician immediately. In order to provide our patients the best uninfluenced information that science has to offer,we do not accept samples of drugs, advertising tchotchkes, money, food, or any item from outside vendors.

1 comment:

  1. Just make them take their vitamins everyday. have them worked out.. Give them simple exercise..