Pharmacy Corner
Middle ear infections: what parents should know Giving antibiotics

Antibiotics in Canada are prescription only (read more). If your child has not taken the antibiotic before, you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist about:

  • How to take it (how many times a day, with or without food)
  • Possible side effects, including signs of an allergic reaction
  • How to measure the right dose
  • Where to store the antibiotic
  • If you can continue to give your child a pain or fever medication with the antibiotic