n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Over-the-counter medication in children : friend or foe? : main topic

Volume 21, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



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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