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Infant Deaths Linked to Cold Medicine Use

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According to a recent report from the Centers For Disease Control, at least three babies have died and one in 1,500 children needed treatment in hospital emergency rooms during 2004 after being given over-the-counter cough and cold medicines.

This is important information: According to the report there is no safe dosage of the cough and cold medication that has been established for babies, nor is there any evidence that they work in children under two. While the report did not conclude on how the medications caused the deaths, apparently blood levels of pseudo ephedrine in the babies who died were 9 to 14 times as high as in children ages 2 to 12 who received the recommended doses.