No paracetamol after jabs16th October 2009
Researchers say that giving paracetamol to babies after vaccinations as a precaution against fever may lower the effectiveness of the immunisation.
The study, published in The Lancet, found that in a trial of 450 infants having vaccines that paracetamol doses over the next 24 hours did indeed reduce fever. However, the Czech researchers also found a significantly lower vaccine response with the painkiller. David Elliman from Great Ormond Street Hospital said The Lancet study backed advice not to use medicines in children without good cause.
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Title: No paracetamol after jabs
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 12923
Date Added: 16th Oct 2009