Researchers are suggesting that there be more research on pseudoephedrine and information provided pertaining to safe dosing of the decongestant, which is commonly found in cold and allergy medicines, and widely administered to children in the United States.
Wired PR News.com – As reported by Health Day News, pseudoephedrine has been found to have adverse effects on children in some cases.
Dr. Louis Vernacchio, who served as lead author on a recently published study on the matter, was quoted in the Health Day report to state “Pseudoephedrine exposure, mostly in the form of multiple-ingredient products, is common among U.S. children and needs to be monitored closely because of the potential for this medication to cause harm, particularly to children under 2.”
Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center researchers examined data from a seven- year period that related to the use of pseudoephedrine on more than 4,000 children, which helped lead to Dr. Vernacchio’s assessment. Individuals may obtain more information about the study from the Pediatrics December issue.