Hypothermia: an unusual side effect of paracetamol

Vet Hum Toxicol. 1989 Feb;31(1):57-9.


We report 4 cases of children who presented hypothermia after normal therapeutic doses of paracetamol. Possible mechanisms of the antipyretic action of paracetamol are reviewed in an attempt to explain this rather exceptional description. Comparison is made with other cases in the literature and the experiences of other Poison Control Centers.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acetaminophen / adverse effects*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypothermia / chemically induced*
  • Infant
  • Male


  • Acetaminophen