What is role of high-dose acetaminophen in the treatment of ischemic stroke?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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High body temperature in the first 12–24 hours after stroke onset has been associated with poor functional outcome. However, results from the Paracetamol (Acetaminophen) in Stroke (PAIS) trial did not support the routine use of high-dose acetaminophen (6 g daily) in patients with acute stroke, although post-hoc analysis suggested a possible beneficial effect on functional outcome in patients admitted with a body temperature of 37–39° C. [117]

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