Cough Syrup Use in Infants, A Dangerous Practice

Authors

Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan.

Abstract

Sleep disturbance is a very common finding in patients with persistent cough1. This is especially apparent in infants with common cold or influenza and the continuous crying can lead to considerable distress for the parents. Cough syrups which are easily available as over the counter medications can induce sleep, and many parents turn to this medication when their infant is suffering from persistent cough.

Keywords