Use Morphine Over Codeine if an Opioid is Needed to Treat Pediatric Pain

Fewer children and teens will get codeine for pain or cough.

We know to avoid codeine in children after a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy due to a higher risk of respiratory depression.

Now the Am Academy of Pediatrics is urging providers and parents to stop giving codeine to ALL children under age 18 for ANY reason.

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