cold medicines

FDA: Opioid Cold Meds Not Safe for Kids
FDA: Opioid Cold Meds Not Safe for KidsThe agency’s ruling also added an additional Boxed Warning.
FDA approves cough, cold drugFDA has approved codeine polistirex and chlorpheniramine polistirex (Tuzistra XR, Vernalis plc and Tris Pharma) extended-release oral suspension, CIII (DEA Schedule III).
Serious side effects may be caused by OTC cold medsOver-the-counter (OTC) sinus and pain drugs combining phenylephrine and acetaminophen—including Tylenol Sinus, Sudafed PE Sinus, Benadryl Allergy Plus Sinus, and Excedrin Sinus Headache—might cause serious side effects such as high blood pressure, dizziness, and tremors, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Warnings on kids’ cold products slashed ER visitsAfter manufacturers began printing new warnings on medicine bottles, a smaller percentage of emergency room (ER) visits resulted from children taking cold and cough products, according to a study in Pediatrics.