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Medications for Pain/Fever

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage.

Drugs used to treat Pain/Fever

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
Excedrin 9.0 6 reviews
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Excedrin Migraine 10 2 reviews
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine 7.0 158 reviews
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine systemic

Brand names:  Excedrin, Excedrin Migraine, Goody's Extra-Strength Headache Powders, Goody's Headache Powders, Goody's Extra Strength, Vanquish, Anacin Advanced Headache Formula, Arthriten, Backaid Inflammatory Pain Formula, Genace …show all

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Goody's Extra-Strength Headache Powders 6.7 130 reviews
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Goody's Headache Powders 7.4 11 reviews
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

naproxen / pseudoephedrine Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: naproxen / pseudoephedrine systemic

Brand names:  Aleve-D Sinus & Cold, Aleve-D Sinus & Headache, Sudafed 12 Hour Pressure+Pain

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Goody's Extra Strength 3.0 1 review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Vanquish Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Anacin Advanced Headache Formula Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Arthriten 9.0 1 review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Backaid Inflammatory Pain Formula Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Genace Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine systemic

Drug class: analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Aleve-D Sinus & Cold Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: naproxen / pseudoephedrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine systemic

Brand names:  Flu & Severe Cold & Cough Daytime Powder, Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu Relief, Comtrex Cold & Cough, Comtrex Cold and Cough Maximum Strength, Robitussin Peak Cold Daytime Cold + Flu, Tylenol Cold Max Day, Sudafed PE Pressure+Pain+Cough, Theraflu Daytime Severe Cold & Cough, Theraflu Warming Relief Daytime Severe Cold & Cough …show all

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / doxylamine / phenylephrine Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / doxylamine / phenylephrine systemic

Brand names:  Vicks NyQuil Severe Cold & Flu, Delsym Night Time Multi-Symptom, Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Nighttime Liquid

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Vicks NyQuil Severe Cold & Flu Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / doxylamine / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Aleve-D Sinus & Headache Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: naproxen / pseudoephedrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Delsym Night Time Multi-Symptom Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / doxylamine / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Flu & Severe Cold & Cough Daytime Powder Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu Relief Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Comtrex Cold & Cough Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Comtrex Cold and Cough Maximum Strength Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Robitussin Peak Cold Daytime Cold + Flu Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Sudafed 12 Hour Pressure+Pain Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: naproxen / pseudoephedrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Tylenol Cold Max Day Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Topics under Pain/Fever

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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