Effect of Cough and Cold Medication Withdrawal and Warning on Ingestions by Young Children Reported to Texas Poison Centers

Pediatric Emergency Care, 06/15/2012

Forrester MB – The voluntary withdrawal and subsequent voluntary warning of over–the–counter cough and cold medications appear to have resulted in a decline in ingestions reported to Texas poison centers not only among children aged 0 to 1 and 2 to 3years but also among children aged 4 to 5years, although the degree of decline was greatest for the youngest age groups. The decrease was observed not only among therapeutic errors and adverse drug reactions, but also in other circumstances of ingestion, although the decrease was greater for the former circumstances.

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