Interaction of caffeine with acetaminophen in mice: schedule dependency of the antagonism by caffeine of acetaminophen hepatotoxicity and the effects of caffeine metabolites, allopurinol, and diethyl ether.

@article{Gale1988InteractionOC,
  title={Interaction of caffeine with acetaminophen in mice: schedule dependency of the antagonism by caffeine of acetaminophen hepatotoxicity and the effects of caffeine metabolites, allopurinol, and diethyl ether.},
  author={Glen R. Gale and Alayne B. Smith},
  journal={Research communications in chemical pathology and pharmacology},
  year={1988},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={305-20}
}
Administration of caffeine (CAF) to mice as early as 6 hr prior to injection of a hepatotoxic but nonlethal dose of acetaminophen (ACM) significantly antagonized the hepatotoxic action of ACM as judged by serum levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) activity. Administration of CAF after ACM produced complete antagonism only when CAF was given no later than 1 hr after ACM. Administration of CAF daily for 3 days prior to injection of ACM enhanced ACM toxicity markedly, but little or no toxicity… CONTINUE READING