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The FDA expanded its warnings about prescription cough and pain medications that contain the narcotics codeine or tramadol. Sujata Jana / EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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Don't Give Kids Cough Syrup Or Pain Meds That Contain Codeine, FDA Says

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Cessation of breathing is a rare, but serious risk for some children who take cough syrup or painkillers that contain codeine, research shows. Advisers to the FDA say no one under 18 should take the drug. iStockphoto hide caption

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Limits Urged On The Use Of Codeine To Stop Kids' Coughs And Pain

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When it comes to pain relief for kids, there may be better options than codeine. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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