so this has come up a bit during my time in the peds ED. Whats your opinion / standard for a 16 yr old with cough for 2 weeks, cant sleep 2ndary to cough. How about for younger kids? I wanted to give some lortab (as I had in the past) but my attending stated that cough suppresion isnt recommended for kids. My opinion is that if these kids are coughing for that long the least I can do is help em sleep at night. Am I missing the "huge downside"? Your thoughts?