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Boxed Warning Added To-Codeine's Label

Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, RN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: June 2013 - Volume 113 - Issue 6 - p 23
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000431263.85955.55
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  • Codeine's prescribing label now carries a boxed warning that the risks of serious respiratory adverse effects and death are increased if the drug is given to children for pain after tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy.

Diane S. Aschenbrenner is the course coordinator for undergraduate pharmacology at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, MD. She also coordinates Drug Watch: daschen1@jhu.edu.

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