The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking new steps to warn about the use of codeine to relieve children's pain after surgery to remove their tonsils or adenoids. A new boxed warning -FDA's strongest warning-will be added to the drug label of codeine-containing products about the risk of codeine to manage pain in children after a tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy.
Read this Consumer Update to learn what puts children at risk and what symptoms are signs of trouble.
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