Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cough Medicine Very Harmful for Kids

It is the cold season and many adults are taking cough medicines. Be careful if you have kids around the house. The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers on Tuesday that the accidental ingestion of Tessalon liquid cough capsules pose a serious risk of side effects or death to children under 10 years old. Common side effects include heart attack, coma, and convulsion. Signs and symptoms can occur within 15 minutes of ingestion and some of the deaths reported in children occurred within hours of accidental ingestion.

Sources: AP, msnbc

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