FOSTER, J. ...et al., 2017. Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) induces hypothermia during acute cold stress. Clinical Drug Investigation, 37(11), pp. 1055-1065.
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).