1 year 10 months old boy | 2 years ago
Is it true that giving aspirin to children causes Reye's syndrome?
2 years ago
Although the cause of Reye’s syndrome is unknown, studies have found that children are more likely to get it if they take aspirin. It is now recommended that aspirin should not be given to children under 16 years, unless prescribed. Instead, keep paediatric paracetamol suspension or ibuprofen handy to relieve pain and fever. Also, don't take any products containing aspirin if you're breastfeeding, since the drug is passed on to your baby through your breastmilk.