CHPA Q&A: Update on OTC Children's Pain Relievers and Fever Reducers
Understand how CHPA’s member companies are working to replenish supply quickly by directing products where they are needed most. This document also includes information about where parents can find these medicines and additional self-care options to aid in comfort and relief.
Manufacturers continue operating at maximum capacity to replenish children’s pain and fever reducers to meet current extraordinary demand. While there is not a widespread shortage and our member companies are continuously shipping out products to retailers to replenish supply as quickly as possible, we recognize that limited products on store shelves is frustrating for parents and caregivers.
Existing stock photography depicting dosing of liquid medicines contributes to confusion so new joint effort aims to remedy that. The CHPA Educational Foundation (CHPAEF) in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) PROTECT Initiative are providing high-quality royalty-free photos that accurately depict best practices for measuring and giving liquid medicines to children.
What fever is too high for a child? When is it time to take them to the doctor? Can you safely alternate between over-the-counter (OTC) fever reducers containing acetaminophen and ibuprofen? We've got four must-read fever treatment tips from a pediatrician at KnowYourOTCs.org.
CHPA released the following statement in response to the CDC Viewpoints article titled, “Prevention of Unintentional Medication Overdose Among Children,” published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
It only took a moment for Sugey and Carlos’s toddler to accidentally swallow medicine that was left within his reach. It can happen to anyone. Take 90 seconds to watch their story, and learn how to keep your family safe.