Short-term acetaminophen consumption enhances the exercise-induced increase in Achilles peritendinous IL-6 in humans.

Through an unknown mechanism, the cyclooxygenase inhibitor and antipyretic acetaminophen (APAP) alters tendon mechanical properties in humans when consumed during exercise. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is produced by tendon during exercise and is a potent stimulator of collagen synthesis. In nontendon tissue, IL-6 is upregulated in the presence of cyclooxygenase… CONTINUE READING