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Calpol shortage: What parents should ask for instead amid coronavirus panic buying

Calpol released a statement on its website reading: “We understand that the ongoing uncertainty around the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is extremely concerning for everyone. We urge people to closely monitor the situation and follow the advice provided by health experts and the guidance given by the government and public health authorities.

“We are currently experiencing exceptional demand for Calpol products, and as a result you may notice temporary shortages of some Calpol products in stores. We are working hard to meet this increased demand and make sure Calpol products remain available for everyone who wants them.”

As well as being told by retailers and health officials to only buy what you need, parents are now being reminded that it’s not just branded products are are effective.

Calpol contains paracetamol which offers pain relief, and there are other products available that contain similar ingredients.

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