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Shortage of childrens pain medication at retail shops

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​There is a limited supply of oral (liquid) versions of acetaminophen and ibuprofen across Canada. We understand that consumers are unable to access it as readily as usual. It is not entirely sold out – you may have to try shopping around for the version you want. 

We discourage anyone from stocking up, so that supply does not completely sell out for others.

Please consult with a health-care professional, like a pharmacist, before using alternate forms of medication.

BC Children’s Hospital has sufficient supply in stock for our patients in hospital.

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