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Can tylenol (acetaminophen) be taken immediately after vaccines toprevent fever discomfort?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sure
Sounds like a good idea. It doesn't hurt, no pun intended.

In brief: Sure
Sounds like a good idea. It doesn't hurt, no pun intended.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Mike Moore
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes...
This is a smart thing to do.
You can also take it an hour or so before.

In brief: Yes...
This is a smart thing to do.
You can also take it an hour or so before.
Mike Moore
Mike Moore
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: You can
Appropriate doses of tylenol (acetaminophen) for 24 hours can stop the fever before it starts, if you are susceptible.
This technique is used to prevent fevers with blood transfusion as well. Use according to directions.

In brief: You can
Appropriate doses of tylenol (acetaminophen) for 24 hours can stop the fever before it starts, if you are susceptible.
This technique is used to prevent fevers with blood transfusion as well. Use according to directions.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
In brief: Actually No
A recent research study demonstrated a decrease in the antibody response of the immunizations studied.
Although not a huge decrease, it is now recommended to not use acetominophen prior or after the shots unless necessary. See october 17, 2009 issue of lancet.

In brief: Actually No
A recent research study demonstrated a decrease in the antibody response of the immunizations studied.
Although not a huge decrease, it is now recommended to not use acetominophen prior or after the shots unless necessary. See october 17, 2009 issue of lancet.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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