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Children Who Die from Over The Counter Cold Medicines Are Very Young

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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A medical study, conducted by a doctor at University of Colorado along with other colleagues, reports that children, who die from over the counter cough and cold medicines, are often times very young. Directions on boxes and containers of OTC (over the counter) medications are very important. It is also important to read the counter-indications for such medications. When administered appropriately, over the counter medications are typically safely consumed by the child with little to no side effects. The medical study study reported in the Annals of Emergency Medicine determined that deaths that take place typically involve children under the age of 2 years old. Cough and cold medications and products can cause severe reactions, injuries, and death from toxicity.

You can read more about this story at Young Children Most at Risk for Toxicity from Over the Counter Cough and Cold Medications.