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Medications for Fever

Other names: High temperature

About Fever:  Normal body temperature varies between people. Even in the same person, normal body temperature varies depending on age, activity, and time of day. The average normal body temperature is 98.6°F (37°C). Body temperature above 100°F is usually classified as fever.

Drugs Used to Treat Fever

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Paracetamol C N X Add review
7.0

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

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acetaminophen C N X 6 reviews
8.0

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Brand names:  Paracetamol, Tylenol, Children's Tylenol, Mapap, Ofirmev, Q-Pap, Tylenol Arthritis Pain, Acephen, Altenol, Aminofen, Cetafen, Dolono, Feverall, Infant's Tylenol, Tylenol 8 Hour, Abenol, Actamin, Actimol Children's, Actimol Infant, Anacin Aspirin Free, Apra, Atasol, Children's Silapap, Elixsure Fever / Pain, Equaline Pain Relief, Febrol Solution, Genapap, Genebs, Jr. Tylenol, Mapap Arthritis Pain, Mapap Children's, Mapap Infant Drops, Medi-Tabs, Nortemp Children's, Redutemp, Silapap Childrens, Tactinal, Tempra Quicklets, Topcare 8 Hour Pain Relief, Topcare Arthritis Pain Relief, Tycolene, Tylophen, Vitapap …show all

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

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ibuprofen C N X 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Brand names:  Advil, Motrin, IBU, Motrin Childrens, Advil Liqui-Gels, Children's Motrin, Advil Children's, Motrin IB, Motrin Infant Drops, Nuprin, A-G Profen, Actiprofen, Addaprin, Advil Infant's Concentrated Drops, Caldolor, Genpril, Haltran, Ibu-4, Ibu-6, Ibu-8, IBU-200, Ibu-Tab, Midol IB, Motrin Junior Strength, Proprinal, Q-Profen …show all

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Tylenol C N X 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

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Advil C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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aspirin N N X 1 review
7.0

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Brand names:  Bayer Aspirin, Ecotrin, Arthritis Pain, Easprin, Aspergum, Aspiritab, Aspirtab, Ecpirin, Entercote, Fasprin, Genacote, Halfprin, Norwich Aspirin …show all

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

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Motrin C N X Add review
9.0

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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naproxen C N X 1 review
7.0

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Brand names:  Aleve, Anaprox, Naprosyn, Anaprox-DS, Naprelan, Aflaxen, All Day Pain Relief, All Day Relief, EC-Naprosyn, Flanax Pain Reliever, Midol Extended Relief …show all

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Aleve C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Bayer Aspirin N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

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Anaprox C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Ecotrin N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

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IBU C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Arthritis Pain N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

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Children's Tylenol C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

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Easprin N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

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Motrin Childrens C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Naprosyn C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Advil Liqui-Gels C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Anaprox-DS C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Aspergum N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

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Aspiritab N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

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Aspirtab N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

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Children's Motrin C N X 1 review
10

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Ecpirin N N X Add review
1.0

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

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Alternative treatments for Fever

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Fever. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Fever.

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Pregnancy
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 Schedule
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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