Boiron Medicines Ease Parents’ Worries about FDA Warnings
In 2007, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel questioned the safety and efficacy of decongestants, antihistamines and cough suppressants in children younger than 6 years of age.
The panel felt the risk of human error in administering to small children these ingredients outweighed the estimated benefits for children. The benefits for children were based on the concept that using a fraction of the dose shown to relieve symptoms in adults is safe and effective for children. However, variations in metabolism and in weight for children are significant.
The FDA needs time to investigate how these ingredients affect children of various ages. Meanwhile, manufacturers of these products have voluntarily relabeled the medications, instructing parents not to use them in children younger than 4 years of age.
Many parents don’t know their options, and without clear recommendations, they feel helpless when their children get sick.
To fill the void for these over-the-counter medicines, Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines with a 75-year history, offers safe and reliable children’s cough, cold and flu solutions.
- Works safely and naturally without causing side effects
- Does not contain any of the ingredients questioned by the FDA
- No risk of overdose; dosage not based on child’s weight
- Does not interact with other medications
- Kid-friendly, sweet-tasting syrup and pellets
For more on the FDA warnings, visit www.fda.gov.