To prevent Reye's syndrome:
- Aspirin is not recommended for children and teens with a current or recent viral infection. Check with your doctor before giving aspirin to a child or teen. Widespread decline in the use of aspirin for children is one reason why the incidence of Reye’s syndrome has decreased dramatically in recent years.
- Avoid giving children and teens medications that contain salicylates. Examples include Alka-Seltzer, Anacin, Bufferin, and Pepto-Bismol.
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