Tips from IWK Pharmacy to help navigate current liquid medication shortages
It is currently difficult for parents to access liquid products for the treatment of pain and fever. The IWK would like to reassure our patients and families that your pharmacist is always available to advise on medication alternatives and ensure your child is receiving the appropriate treatment. There is no need for a prescription for over-the-counter pain and fever treatments. Compounded products from a pharmacy should be last resort after the following strategies have been tried.
The IWK Pharmacy Department recommends the following “tips & tricks” for parents, care givers, and health care providers to navigate the current availability issues.