Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) induces hypothermia during acute cold stress
journal contributionposted on 02.02.2018 by Josh Foster, Alexis R. Mauger, Andrew Govus, David Hewson, Lee Taylor
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Background Acetaminophen 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. Objective To address this question, we mapped the thermoregulatory responses to acetaminophen and placebo administration during exposure to acute cold (10 °C) and thermal neutrality (25 °C).