Tylenol shortage contributing to kids’ hospital crush: ER nurse – CTV

Nov. 7, 2022

As hospitals in Canada struggle with an influx of children dealing with respiratory illnesses, the ongoing shortage in children’s Tylenol is only complicating the problem, one expert says.

Fevers that may have been dealt with at home with the proper over-the-counter medication appear to be progressing to the point where concerned parents end up in emergency rooms.

“It’s the Tylenol and Advil shortage that’s making them come to ERs, come to hospitals,” Eram Chhogala told CTVNews.ca in a phone interview.

“They go to the stores, pharmacies and there’s nothing there, then that’s when they come into the emergency department in hopes of obtaining a prescription medication.”

Chhogala is a registered nurse in Toronto. Because she works in the emergency department, she sees a mixture of adult and pediatric patients, but she says the recent uptick in children being brought into the ER with respiratory symptoms is clear.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/tylenol-shortage-contributing-to-kids-hospital-crush-er-nurse-1.6141778

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