Rapid Rx Quiz: Cough Suppressants (Antitussives)

Mary L. Windle, PharmD


April 19, 2023

According to a recent systematic review, honey intake was adequate and safe in children older than age 12 months with a cough compared with antitussives. The researchers also concluded that honey was particularly effective if used in the first 3 days of cough symptoms. Honey can lead to botulism in children < 12 months.

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