Codeine too risky for kids, experts say, urging restrictions on use

Posted by on September 19, 2016 6:45 pm
Categories: Science

Experts are urging parents and health providers to stop giving codeine to children, calling for more education about its risks and restrictions on its use in patients under age 18. They say that there is a continued use of the drug in pediatric settings despite growing evidence linking the common painkiller to life-threatening or fatal breathing reactions.

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