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A child has symptoms of influenza, including a fever. Which of the following medications should not be administered to the child because of the risk of Reye's syndrome?
A)Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
B)Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)
C)Ibuprofen (Motrin)
D)Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C)
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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In children and adolescents, aspirin is contraindicated in the presence of viral infections, such as influenza or chickenpox, because of its association with Reye's syndrome. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Motrin) are safe to administer for fever reduction and pain relief in children and adolescents. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is safe to administer to children but is not used to reduce fever or pain.

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