Thursday, March 27, 2008

BBC NEWS | Health | Six baby cough medicines pulled

BBC NEWS | Health | Six baby cough medicines pulled: "parents are being urged to stick to paracetamol and ibuprofen medicines, vapour rubs and simple cough syrup such as glycerol, honey or lemon.

Pure honey should not be given to children under one, but medicines are safe as they contain a processed version of the foodstuff.

There are 12 ingredients found in the remedies causing concern.

They are brompheniramine; chlorphenamine; diphenhydramine; dextromethorphan; pholcodine; guaifenesin; ipecacuanha; phenylephrine; pseudoephedrine; ephedrine; oxymetazoline and xylometazoline."

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