Cough Syrup, Not For Children Under Age Four

The cold and flu season is approaching rapidly and the consumption of cough medicine will increase rapidly.

Yesterday, a decision was made to change the label on cough syrup to read “not for children under the age of four“. Up until yesterday the standard was that cough syrup was not for children under the age of two.

But the change does not go as far as a panel for the Food and Drug Administration, which recommended last year that children up to age 6 should not use such medicines because their has not been enough research done on their effectiveness.