What about cold and cough remedies?
You can buy many other cold and cough remedies at pharmacies. There is very little evidence of any benefit from taking cold and cough remedies.
Over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines should not be given to children aged under 6. There is no evidence that they work and they can cause side-effects, such as allergic reactions, effects on sleep, or hallucinations. These medicines are available for children aged 6-12 but they are also best avoided in this age group