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Antipyretics are medications that help lower the fever. If you have a persistent high fever, it is important to address the underlying cause before taking antipyretics. Antipyretics can help treat pyrexia or fever with a consultation from one of our board-certified doctors online.
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Classification of antipyretics
Antipyretics are medications that reduce fever. They are classified into three main classes: salicylates, acetaminophen, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Choline salicylate, sodium salicylate, magnesium salicylate, and acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) are all examples of salicylates. One of the most famous anti-inflammatory and antipyretic drugs is aspirin. It is also used for moderate to mild pain.
One common over-the-counter method of lowering a fever is acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol. For moderate to mild pain and fever, it is a typical medicine.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Other types of antipyretics include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which include ibuprofen, naproxen, and ketoprofen. They have anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects in addition to lowering fever.
Medications that lower fever and alleviate its symptoms are known as antipyretics. It’s critical to take them precisely as prescribed and to be alert to the possibility of adverse effects and drug interactions.
Uses of antipyretic
Antipyretics are fever-reducing agents. Three general categories of antipyretic medications
include Salicylates, NSAIDs, and Acetaminophen. Antipyretics are medications that are non-narcotic, fever-reducing agents that also help relieve pain.
Antipyretic agents like acetaminophen and Aspirin also act as anti-blood clotting agents. Some examples of antipyretics include Acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen, and Ketoprofen.
Side effects of antipyretics
Antipyretics can cause several side effects; common side effects include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Shortness of breath
Antipyretics can cause some serious side effects that include:
- Swelling of the face
- Allergic reactions
- Kidney damage
- Liver failure
- Skin rash
How does antipyretic work?
Antipyretic acts on the enzyme cyclooxygenase and reduces the levels of PGE-2 within the hypothalamus. This helps the antipyretics help the hypothalamus override the increase in temperature due to prostaglandins.
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- Take a 20 mg Tylenol tablet three times a day.
- Do not use OTC antipyretics like Acetaminophen in case of liver impairment or liver failure, also known as cirrhosis.
- Do not use NSAIDs in case of gastro toxicity that has symptoms like irritation, ulcers, and bleeding of the stomach mucosa. People with bleeding disorders should also avoid Aspirin, Acetaminophen, and NSAIDs.
FAQs about antipyretics
Can I get an antipyretics prescription online without seeing the doctor?
Yes, you can get over-the-counter antipyretics as well, and an online doctor may recommend antipyretics to subside fever in case of an infection or other underlying conditions causing fever.
When should I consider using antipyretics for fever?
You can always take antipyretics for fever if you know the underlying cause of fever. Resolving fever in any case is important, but ensure you address the root cause.
Can Antipyretics be used for children?
Yes, fever can be very discomforting for children, and antipyretics can be used to reduce fever and improve the overall comfort of young children. However, Aspirin is not recommended for children recovering from chickenpox or other flu-like symptoms as it can lead to a rare condition called Reye’s syndrome.
Can Antipyretics be taken with other medications?
Yes, antipyretics are safe to use with other medications, but some medications, like Beta-blockers, can have an impact on the elimination of the medication.
What should I do if my fever persists despite taking Antipyretics?
If your fever persists despite taking antipyretics, you should seek immediate medical help. If you take antipyretics and the fever is not gone, an underlying condition or accompanying symptoms may need to be addressed. You can consult an online doctor quickly without wasting any time. Download our app, describe your symptoms, and get immediate medical help for your symptoms.
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