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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 10:55 AM

4. The NYTimes wrote about this yesterday

Excerpt:

Q: What about taking a pain reliever after the shot?

“It’s OK to treat” side effects with a pain reliever, said Dr. Offit, but if you don’t really need one, “don’t take it.”

While most experts agree it’s safe to take a pain reliever to relieve discomfort after you get vaccinated, they advise against taking it after the shot as a preventive or if your symptoms are manageable without it. The concern with taking an unnecessary pain reliever is that it could blunt some of the effects of the vaccine. (In terms of the vaccine, there’s no meaningful difference if you choose acetaminophen or ibuprofen.)

During the Moderna trial, about 26 percent of people took acetaminophen to relieve side effects, and the overall efficacy of the vaccine still was 94 percent.

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