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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Stop giving codeine and tramadol to children - FDA warns

The Food and Drug Administration says medications containing codeine or tramadol should not be given to children. The body also warns that these drugs could cause serious risks including difficulty in breathing and death.

The agency announced the new restrictions on the medications on Thursday April 20, 2017 in a statement that reads,
'these medications carry serious risks, including slowed or difficult breathing and death, which appear to be a greater risk in children younger than 12 years, and should not be used in these children'. 
The labels of all prescription medications containing codeine or tramadol will now restrict their use in children under 12 and recommend against their use in children between 12 and 18 years of age. 

Additionally, the FDA recommends breastfeeding mothers not take these medications due to the risk of serious adverse reactions in breastfed infants.

However, the FDA did not restrict over-the-counter medications containing codeine, such as flu and cold medications or cough syrups, which are available without a prescription.


NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Tell them o

... Merited happiness

uniquechic said...

stop giving! stop manufacturing! stop importing just STOP.
some parents and illiterates still wunt listen

Unknown said...

You men and women don't use it for man. Power it's risks.

Unknown said...


Hrm paul said...

They should ban dis drug esp tramadol u take am u go sex 1 hr non stop d useless tin kills erection after d first round

Dupsy B said...

Baba God abeg o

Unknown said...

You guys won't understand, we know it's not right but when u have a family member and loved one at home, watching him go through pains everyday of his life, from sickle cell, and he can only have a little relief with tramadol...then u will. FDA should find a cure or better option of pain relief medications and analgesics to people living with sickle cell and other life threatening ailments, with painful crisis all the time, cuz wat my brother has gone thru at dis his young age, many adults will rather die than go thru it, many adults can't bear it!

Anonymous said...

I feel where u coming 4m, your wil receive the D mighty one

Anonymous said...

For sickle cell, why don't you speak to your consultant regarding Hydroxyurea or the blood exchange programme.
I am not sure if these services are available in Nigeria.
I also don't think consultants wouldnt want to prescribe codeine to a SC patient.
Wish you and your family member all the best. Please speak to your family members consultant regarding the exchange programme as its very good and slows down crisis.
My husband hasn't had crisis in 3 years, the only problem I have with it in Nigeria "is just being sure the blood isn't contaminated as their is no accountability in that country".
All the best dear.

Unknown said...

-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Unknown said...

Tramadol dey sweet

Timmy said...

Like they say,information is power.I remember back in uni days I took beneline (the old one with codeine), I was like a vegetable.Was happy to hear it was banned.@ Queen Ayaddoh,I know of someone who treats sickle cell. Saw him treat a guy yrs ago and the guy hasn't had the crisis after then.

Unknown said...

@ 1st comment: Amen he is healed! @ 2nd comment: he has undergone stem cell transplant but it wasn't successful and he has been on hydroxyurea for a while now but I dnt think I've noticed any improvement,pls can I have ur number u can send it to my mail , thanks, @ Timmy: pls can I have your number too, u can send it to my mail, thanks

Anonymous said...

Tell the abokis oo according to my gate man his father normally give tramadol to them to enable them have strength to work on his farm. They need this health education ooo

JAO said...

Shildren of nowadays abuse trams and codeine to show off and dull af.

Unknown said...

Trams is bae.. 🏃🏃🏃🏃

Anonymous said...

Tramadol helps delay ejaculation and my babe enjoys prolong pounding.

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