Drugs regulators warn against giving codeine to children

Evidence suggests side-effects from use of pain killer include breathing problems, says European Medicines Agency

The EU’s pharmaceuticals regulator has warned that childen under 12 years of age should not take codeine for the treatment of coughs and colds.

Breast-feeding mothers should also not take codeine as a precaution against harming their babies, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Friday.

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