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Does taking painkillers after the Corona vaccine affect its effectiveness?

Fever and some muscle aches are among the most common side effects of many vaccines, including the Corona virus vaccine, and some may rely on taking painkillers after receiving traditional vaccines to relieve pain, but will taking painkillers affect the effectiveness of the vaccine?

The side effects appear that the vaccine teaches your immune system how to recognize and attack the Corona virus, for most people, the side effects of the vaccine are mild or moderate and last for only a day or two.

According to the "healthline" website report, the coronavirus vaccine helps protect you from infection with corona, and it can also prevent you from experiencing long-term health problems that some Corona patients suffer for a long time.

As with all vaccines, you may have some side effects, such as pain or swelling at the injection site, fever, chills, fatigue, or headache, said Dr.David J. Senemo, an infectious disease physician and assistant professor at Rutgers College of Medicine, New Jersey, said these are "signs of appropriate recognition and immune response to a vaccine."

But if these drugs and painkillers reduce the side effects of the vaccine, is there a chance that they also suppress the beneficial immune system response to the vaccine?

Pain reliever and immune response after vaccination


No research has been conducted to specifically look at whether painkillers can interfere with how well the Coronavirus vaccine works, but researchers say that some previous research indicates that some drugs may affect the immune response to vaccines.

"There are data in vaccine publications, long before the Coronavirus and almost all in children, that confirm that pre-treatment with fever-reducing drugs reduces the antibody response to the first dose of the vaccine," said an infectious disease doctor and assistant professor at Rutgers College of Medicine in New Jersey. .

Parents sometimes give their children a pain reliever before the vaccine is injected to avoid discomfort.

He added that it is not known how these drugs interact with vaccines, but the drugs may suppress the inflammatory response - which manifests itself in the form of fever and aches, and said that with less inflammation, there may also be a lower immune response to the vaccine.

More recently, a study published this month in the Journal of Virology found that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs - which include ibuprofen - reduced antibody production and other aspects of the immune response to Corona.

The authors of this study said that this raises the possibility that NSAIDs may also affect the immune response to a coronavirus vaccination, but additional studies will be needed to find out for sure.