Zarbees Pleads with Parents to Stop Putting Children at Risk From Potentially Harmful Cough and Cold Medicines
Despite FDA warnings, parents continue to give children potentially life-threatening medicine. Zarbee’s Children’s Cough Syrup is offering a free bottle swap to encourage parents to put their child’s safety first.
Sandy, UT (PRWEB) February 18, 2011
In 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning against the use of over-the-counter cough and cold products for infants and children under 2 years of age because of the risk of serious and potentially life threatening side effects. Yet, results from a recent C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health found that 61 percent of parents of children 6 months to 2 years gave OTC cough and cold medicines to their children within the last 12 months. Zarbee’s Children’s Cough Syrup is offering parents the opportunity to swap their old medication for a free bottle of Zarbee’s Children’s Cough Syrup. Program details are available at http://www.Zarbees.com.
“No parent wants to see their child in discomfort from a cough, especially when the coughing is at night,” said Zak Zarbock, M.D., father of four, practicing pediatrician and founder of Honey Naturals, the makers of Zarbee’s Cough Syrup. “But, giving them ineffective and potentially life-threatening medicine is not the answer, especially when there are safe, effective options.”
Zarbee’s Children’s Cough Syrup combines a special blend of buckwheat and wildflower honeys with other all-natural ingredients to safely calm coughs, especially at night, and take the sting out of sore throats for children 12 months and older. Dark honeys, like the buckwheat honey in Zarbee’s, are clinically shown to reduce symptoms associated with colds and flu more effectively than dextromethorphan(1). Honey works by leaving a coating throughout the throat, decreasing the irritation caused by constant drainage and subsequent sore throat. The sweetness of the honey may also work by causing the body to release natural opioids, which may calm the body’s senses and improve unwanted coughs. Honey also has proven antibiotic effects and dark honey specifically is very high in antioxidants.
Zarbee’s is also committed to helping educate parents and serve as a resource, so they have a registered nurse on call 24/7 to answer questions. Nurse Zarbee’s can be reached @ZarBeesNurse on her Twitter page and ZarBees.com.
About Honey Naturals
Honey Naturals was founded in March 2008 by pediatrician Dr. Zak Zarbock. The company’s flagship product, Zarbee’s, is an all-natural cough syrup that provides relief from coughs due to throat irritation while simultaneously boosting the immune system. Dr. Zarbock has brought together a unique blend of dark honeys to maximize their antioxidant potential. Coupled with vitamin C and zinc gluconate, Zarbee’s Cough Syrup is a must in every parent’s medicine cabinet. For more information, visit http://www.Zarbees.com.
Disclaimer: ZarBeesNurse is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or be a substitute for sound medical advice from your health care provider.
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