Antipyretics (Antipyretic Medications) (Treatment of Fever)

Antipyretics (Antipyretic Medications) (Treatment of Fever)

Dr. KennedyAn 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.

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