Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Do Over-The-Counter (OTC) cough suppressants or honey improve cough due to Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI) in children?

OTC cough suppressants should not be used in children under six and are likely ineffective in older children. The evidence supporting honey is positive for a small effect but the evidence is at high risk of bias.

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Publication Date: 2013-10-22
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 16:29:16