FDA Advice on OTC Cough and Cold Medications - Anticpation Practice

Listen to the following FDA recomendations on using over-the counter cough and cold medications in children. Click on the buttons to hear the extract and then decide which of the phrases in the right-hand column best completes what you heard. Just to make life interesting there is one more ending than you actually need.

answer Cough and cold medicines often have more than one "active ingredient", A.  such as an antihistamine, a decongestant, a cough suppressant, an expectorant, or a combination pain reliever and fever reducer.
answer B. because serious and potentially life-threatening side effects can occur.
answer Carefully following the directions in the DRUG FACTS part of the label. These directions tell you C.  how much medicine to give and how often you can give it.
answer Do not use common household spoons to measure medicines for children D. since household spoons come in different sizes and are not meant for measuring medicines.
answer OTC cough and cold medicines do not treat the cause of the symptoms E.  or shorten the length of time your child is sick. They only relieve symptoms and make your child feel more comfortable.
      If you use two medicines that have the same or similar "active ingredients" F. a child could get too much of an ingredient which may hurt your child. For example, do not give a child more than one medicine that has an antihistamine.