Keep in Mind That Codeine Should Be Avoided in Kids

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

Codeine received a "black box warning" a few years ago for causing breathing problems in kids who've had surgery to remove adenoids or tonsils.

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

Practical advice for a better career, with unlimited access to CE

Pharmacy Technician's Letter includes:

  • 12 issues every year, with brief articles about new meds and hot topics
  • 200+ CE courses, including the popular CE-in-the-Letter
  • Helpful, in-depth Technician Tutorials
  • Access to the entire archive

Already a subscriber? Log in

Volume pricing available. Get a quote