Children’s medication shortages strain parents and pharmacies

Caswell said shortages of children’s Tylenol and ibuprofen and their generic versions started a month or two ago. While some pharmacies were able to stock up, others, like his, are struggling to find any product at all, he said.

Worried parents have been coming in looking for bottles of medicine for weeks, Caswell said. For younger children who don’t have medicinal alternatives, he suggests options like a cold compress.

“Unfortunately, that’s about the only choices you have. There’s not too many out there,” he said.