Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) Induces Hypothermia During Acute Cold Stress

@article{Foster2017AcetaminophenI,
  title={Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) Induces Hypothermia During Acute Cold Stress},
  author={Josh Foster and Alexis R. Mauger and Andrew Govus and David J. Hewson and Lee A. Taylor},
  journal={Clinical Drug Investigation},
  year={2017},
  volume={37},
  pages={1055-1065}
}
BackgroundAcetaminophen is an over-the-counter drug used to treat pain and fever, but it has also been shown to reduce core temperature (Tc) in the absence of fever. However, this side effect is not well examined in humans, and it is unknown if the hypothermic response to acetaminophen is exacerbated with cold exposure.ObjectiveTo address this question, we mapped the thermoregulatory responses to acetaminophen and placebo administration during exposure to acute cold (10 °C) and thermal… CONTINUE READING
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