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- by indigo girl Dec 2, '09As they are vaccinating staff that passed thru the lobby of my hospital, they offer us Tylenol. I turned it down because I remembered reading somewhere that it might dampen immune response. I'm glad that I did. I want all the antibodies that I can get for a possible third wave after the holidays. This study seems to indicate that it is most problematic if you are taking these drugs regularly, but I wasn't going to take any chances. Make me some antibodies, and I'll be on the job.
Quote from afludiary.blogspot.com...University of Missouri researchers have found further evidence that some over-the-counter drugs, such as aspirin and Tylenol, that inhibit certain enzymes could impact the effectiveness of vaccines.
“If you’re taking aspirin regularly, which many people do for cardiovascular treatment, or acetaminophen (Tylenol) for pain and fever and get a flu shot, there is a good chance that you won’t have a good antibody response,” said Charles Brown, associate professor of veterinary pathobiology.
More at: http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2009/1...-vaccines.html
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- Dec 2, '09 by lamazeteacherI wonder how the longtime practise of giving tylenol or other analgesic drops to infants before they receive vaccines, affects the immunity they attain.....
- Dec 2, '09 by lamazeteacherQuote from indigo girlI'll research it, to see if another study has been done already - my almost three month old granddaughter gets her vaccines tomorrow. I've advised my daughter-in-law to give tylenol drops an hour before that...... now I'm wondering. Thanks for your swift reply, indigo girl!Good research project if someone wanted to do it.
- Dec 2, '09 by indigo girlQuote from lamazeteacherWell you are in luck. FlaMedic was checking out the thread, and sent this link:I'll research it, to see if another study has been done already - my almost three month old granddaughter gets her vaccines tomorrow. I've advised my daughter-in-law to give tylenol drops an hour before that...... now I'm wondering. Thanks for your swift reply, indigo girl!
Quote from www.thelancet.comAlthough febrile reactions significantly decreased, prophylactic administration of antipyretic drugs at the time of vaccination should not be routinely recommended since antibody responses to several vaccine antigens were reduced.