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The FDA is warning against children under 12 taking either tramadol or codeine, an ingredient in some prescription cough syrups and pain medications. Parents shouldn’t give their children any medications containing the narcotics codeine or tramadol, because they can cause life-threatening breathing problems, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday. Warning labels on medications with codeine or tramadol will be strengthened to reflect these potential dangers, the FDA said in a statement. Play Video Health. DOCTORS WARN AGAINST CODEINE FOR KIDS. Pediatricians say children should not be given medications with codeine for pain relief. Don Champion reports on the risks and the alternatives. Full story

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