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Should We Give Acetaminophen to Prevent Fever After Vaccination?

Andrew Buelt, DO and Rob Orman, MD
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Is there any downside to giving acetaminophen after vaccination? This question was addressed in Lancet 2009. The authors’ interpretation of results: Although febrile reactions significantly decreased, prophylactic administration of antipyretic drugs at the time of vaccination should not be routinely recommended since antibody responses to several vaccine antigens were reduced.

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