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Antipyretics (Antipyretic Medications) (Treatment of Fever) Print E-mail
by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy An antipyretic reduces fever or quells it. There are 3 classes of antipyretic medications that are sold over-the-counter without prescription: Salicylates -- aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid), choline salicylate (Arthropan), magnesium salicylate (Arthriten), and sodium salicylate (Scot-Tussin Original); Acetaminophen (Tylenol); and Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) -- ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), and ketoprofen.



The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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