Resource Summary

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

Bottom-line:
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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https://www.acfp.ca/tools-for-practice/

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