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Tylenol May Weaken Infant Vaccines, University of Defense, Czech Republic Study



10/16/2009 6:32:53 AM

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Los Angeles Times -- Giving acetaminophen -- best known by the brand-name Tylenol -- to infants along with vaccines to prevent fevers from developing reduces the effectiveness of the vaccines, perhaps because a fever is an essential part of the development of an immune response, Czech researchers reported today in the journal Lancet. Fevers are a common side effect of vaccination, and some physicians routinely give their patients acetaminophen along with the vaccine in an effort to prevent them.

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