With RSV and flu cases on the rise across the country, many parents are reporting difficulty finding children’s Tylenol and Motrin.
Locally, Walmart, CVS, and Walmart are continuously out of stock in stores but if you prefer to order online, Amazon has some products in stock.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not reporting any shortages of Children’s Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Children’s Motrin (ibuprofen), there are several factors to note the bare shelves.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told news outlets that all but six states are experiencing high or very high respiratory virus levels, so over-the-counter children’s medicine is in short supply.
Additionally, many parents tend to stock up on these medications to be prepared in case their child becomes sick.
What can you do should your child need Tylenol or Motrin and none is in stock locally?
Health experts say there are other options and to talk to your pharmacist or doctor.
If the child is running a fever, a cool towel or cold compress (even a fan or bath) can help lower a fever.