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Medications for Fever

Drugs associated with Fever

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

What is 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.

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

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

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Tylenol Rx/OTC C N X 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

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acetaminophen Rx/OTC C N X 6 reviews
8.0

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

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

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

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ibuprofen Rx/OTC 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, Advil Infant's Concentrated Drops, Ibu-6, Ibu-8, Motrin Junior Strength, Nuprin, A-G Profen, Actiprofen, Addaprin, Caldolor, Genpril, Haltran, Ibu-4, IBU-200, Ibu-Tab, Midol IB, Proprinal, Q-Profen

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

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Advil Rx/OTC C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

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aspirin Rx/OTC N N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Brand names:  Bayer Aspirin, Arthritis Pain, Ecotrin, Aspiritab, Aspergum, Buffasal, Bufferin Low Dose, Ecpirin, Fasprin, Halfprin, Medi-Seltzer, ZORprin

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

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Motrin Rx/OTC C N X Add review
9.0

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

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Bayer Aspirin Rx/OTC N N X Add review Add

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

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Aleve Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

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IBU Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

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naproxen Rx/OTC C N X Add review
5.0

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, Leader Naproxen Sodium, Midol Extended Relief

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

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Motrin Childrens Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

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Children's Tylenol Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

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Anaprox Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

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Arthritis Pain Rx/OTC N N X Add review Add

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

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Ecotrin Rx/OTC N N X Add review Add

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

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Advil Liqui-Gels Rx/OTC C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

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Aspiritab Rx/OTC N N X Add review Add

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

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Children's Motrin Rx/OTC C N X 1 review
10

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

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Naprosyn Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

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Aspergum Rx/OTC N N X Add review Add

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

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Buffasal Rx/OTC N N X Add review Add

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

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Bufferin Low Dose Rx/OTC N N X Add review Add

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

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Ecpirin Rx/OTC N N X Add review Add

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

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Fasprin Rx/OTC N N X Add review Add

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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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
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 of the drug 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 of the drug 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 of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): High temperature

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