Recommend Better Alternatives to Codeine for Pediatric Pain or Cough

Fewer children and teens will get codeine for pain or cough.

We already know to avoid codeine in children after a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy due to a higher risk of respiratory depression.

Now the Am Academy of Pediatrics is urging providers and parents to stop giving codeine to ALL children under age 18 for ANY reason.

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