Home Pharmacy (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
OTC cold medication and other cold preparations are not recommended for children under the age of 2, and are not effective for children younger than 6 years of age, according the American Academy of Pediatrics. Symptomatic treatment with humidified air and cough drops may be most effective, although cough drops can be a choking hazard in young children.
OTC cough preparations are not always recommended for adults, and may not work well according to some studies. However, many people are convinced that cough preparations are helpful, so listed below are some of the most widely used preparations. Menthol is the active ingredient in many cough drops. Their effect is temporary and wears off when the cough drop has dissolved.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/19/2014
Must Read Articles Related to Home Pharmacy
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about 12 Medicine Cabinet Essentials (Home Pharmacy):
Home Pharmacy - Medications
What are some medications that are in your medicine cabinet?
Common Cold - Medication
What kind of over-the-counter medication have you had the most success with in treating the symptoms of a common cold?