Health Canada says a overseas provide of a youngsters’s remedy for decreasing fever and pain has now been secured.
“We are asserting that we’ve secured overseas provide of youngsters’s acetaminophen that can be out there on the market at retail and in neighborhood pharmacies within the coming weeks,” Health Canada mentioned in a launch on Monday.
The regulator mentioned it shares the priority of dad and mom and caregivers who’ve been unable to seek out acetaminophen and ibuprofen for younger youngsters.
“At this time, Canadians can purchase solely what they want, in order that different dad and mom and caregivers can entry remedy so we are able to meet the wants of sick youngsters.”
Exactly how a lot remedy is coming wasn’t disclosed by the regulator.
Health Canada mentioned it fastidiously reviewed the imported merchandise and discovered they had been secure and efficient. All info on dosing, elements and cautions and warnings can be made out there in each English and French.
The imports comply with a months-long scarcity of youngsters’s pain and fever remedy on pharmacy cabinets, leaving dad and mom and caregivers scrambling for compounded options for individuals who cannot swallow tablets.
Health professionals have additionally attributed the surge of youngsters and teenagers coming to hospitals and being admitted for respiratory sicknesses partially to the scarcity of fever-reducing drugs.
Health Canada beforehand made imports of pain and fever-reducing drugs out there to hospitals, which it says are actually distributed.
Pharmacists say elevated demand for the remedy, restricted home provide and different components contribute to the shortages.