Codeine is not safe to give to kids.
The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement this week urging parents and doctors to stop giving children under the age of 18 both prescription and over-the-counter medications that include codeine, such as cough syrup and pain relievers.
“People have this very false misconception about codeine, thinking that it’s safer than other opioids,” Dr.
It's cold and flu season, which means misery for kids and the parents trying to help them. But doctors are asking parents to resist the urge to give children under the age of 6 over-the-counter cough and cold medication....
A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents and pediatricians should inform children about the risks of alcohol use from the age of 9 years.
The American Academy of Pediatrics have issued a new policy statement urging pregnant women, infants and young children to consume only pasteurized dairy products as opposed to raw milk and milk products.The statement, published in ...
New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics are designed to help pediatricians identify more serious depression and suicidal tendencies so teens get the help they need to climb out of any dark holes before they get stuck.