This advice is based upon a previously reported study that found successive doses of paracetamol appeared to reduce the level of antibody production. This new advice recommends that ibuprofen is also avoided.
Action: Clinicians should be aware of these new recommendations. Parents should be advised on the use and appropriate dose of paracetamol or ibuprofen liquid to treat a fever but should be cautioned against using these drugs to prevent a fever.
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