Ask the Pediatric Pharmacist

Ask the Pediatric Pharmacist is a resource for questions about children and medicine. To ask a question, simply complete the personal information section of the response form below, and type your question into the space provided. When you are finished, within a few days you will receive a complete and thorough reply from one of Children’s certified pharmacists.

You can ask us anything. Questions such as, “What should I do if we missed a dose of my child’s antibiotic?” or “Can I take ibuprofen if I am breast feeding?” are all fair game. So, let us know how we can help. After all, If You Have Kids, be Glad You Have Children's.

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC's Ask the Pediatric Pharmacist is intended to be a resource for general questions about children and medicine. Information that is provided through Ask the Pediatric Pharmacist is given without actual knowledge of the medical status, allergies or other medications taken by you or your child. The information provided should never be used as a replacement for direct and specific consultation with a physician or pharmacist. You should contact or see a professional health care provider if you have any specific questions about your child's medical condition, medication or possible drug reactions.

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