n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Over-the-counter medication in children : friend or foe? : main topic
|Article Title||Over-the-counter medication in children : friend or foe? : main topic|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Author||Noel Cranswick and George McGillivray|
|Publication Date||Feb 2003|
|Pages||74 - 77|
|Keyword(s)||Children, Drug safety and Non-prescription medicine|
Over-the-counter medications are often taken by adults, and given to children, to relieve minor ailments. <br>Despite being freely available from a pharmacy or supermarket, many preparations are of unproven benefit. <br>Some OTCs have the potential for harm, especially in the young. <br>Health professionals, as well as parents, have a responsibility to be cautious about giving drugs to children.
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