I doubt you'll have done any harm to your LO by giving him medised. It was on the market for over a year before they decided it wasn't suitable for under 2s
I know a lot of parents whose under 2s can't take it as it causes an upset stomach. My LO is the same, he's ok for 1 or 2 does but any more than that and he starts projectile vomiting. Maybe that is why it has been withdrawn for the under 2s
When did all this happen and why wasn't it more widely publicised (as with the cough medicine stuff a few months ago)? I hadn't even heard of this, DS has probably had a few doses, all when he was older as I hadn't heard of it when he was tiny!
That article calls it cough medicine, but the full list there includes Medised and other cold/fever remedies. The pharmacist I spoke to said there had been new research about the active ingredients but I couldn't get much more out of her than that.
the formulation hasn't changed and it can still be given to under 2's, they are just covering their backs as some people were overmedicating their baby's. As long as you stay within the amounts given on the bottle it will be fine.
I emailed Medised and this is part of the reply. it's because of the risk of overdose.... "...However, children under 2 are more vulnerable due to their small size, and therefore may be particularly susceptible to the effects of overdose. This new advice will reduce that possibility and is a precautionary measure.
In line with this new advice, we will be changing our packs within the next six months, to advise parents that Medised is suitable for children aged 2 years and over."