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Fever

Fever

Fever is a higher-than-normal body temperature and is a symptom of a wide variety of diseases and ailments. Possible causes of a fever include a viral or bacterial infection; heat exhaustion; certain inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis; certain medications; and some vaccines, for example, the DTaP or pneumococcal vaccine. 

Normal body temperature for most people is 98.6 F and low-grade fevers range from between 100-101 F. High fevers are when the body temperature rises to between 103-104 F, while dangerous levels are categorized as over 104 F. Fever is more dangerous in infants and children.

A fever rarely occurs without other symptoms, which can help to identify the underlying cause of the high temperature. Signs of fever include feeling hot, chills, sweating, aching muscles, appetite loss, irritability, dehydration, and weakness. 

Treatment of a fever involves lowering the body temperature, resting and staying hydrated. Among the drug classes commonly used to reduce fever are nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs/NSAIDs and medicine containing acetaminophen, such as analgesics with and without antipyretic activity. 


Drugs Used to Treat Fever:

Analgesics with and without Antipyretic Activity
Commonly used to treat Fever, Pain, arthralgia, dental pain, myalgia, dysmenorrhea.
Analgesics with and without Antipyretic Activity
Commonly used to treat Insomnia, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Cough, Fever, Pain, allergic rhinitis.
Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs/NSAIDs
Commonly used to treat Back Pain, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Fever, Menstrual Pain.
Decongestants
Commonly used to treat Allergies, Common Cold Symptoms, Cough, Fever, allergic rhinitis, common cold.
Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs/NSAIDs
Commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Fever, Menstrual Pain, ankylosing spondylitis, bursitis.

Drugs Related to Fever:

Analgesics with and without Antipyretic Activity
Commonly used to treat Fever, Pain, arthralgia, dental pain, myalgia, dysmenorrhea.
Analgesics with and without Antipyretic Activity
Commonly used to treat Insomnia, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Cough, Fever, Pain, allergic rhinitis.
Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs/NSAIDs
Commonly used to treat Back Pain, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Fever, Menstrual Pain.
Decongestants
Commonly used to treat Allergies, Common Cold Symptoms, Cough, Fever, allergic rhinitis, common cold.
Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs/NSAIDs
Commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Fever, Menstrual Pain, ankylosing spondylitis, bursitis.
Analgesics with and without Antipyretic Activity
Commonly used to treat Insomnia, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Fever, Pain, allergic rhinitis, arthralgia.
Cyclo-oxygenase Inhibitor Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Migraine, Fever, myocardial infarction prophylaxis, arthralgia, dental pain.
Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs/NSAIDs
Commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Menstrual Pain, ankylosing spondylitis, bursitis, arthralgia, dental pain.
Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs/NSAIDs
Commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Insomnia, Migraine, Fever, Menstrual Pain, Pain.
Analgesics with and without Antipyretic Activity
Commonly used to treat Insomnia, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Cough, Fever, Pain, allergic rhinitis.

Commonly used to treat Cough, Fever, Pain.
Non-Opioid Antitussives
Commonly used to treat Fever, allergic rhinitis, common cold, rhinorrhea, headache.
Expectorants
Commonly used to treat Cough, Fever, allergic rhinitis, common cold, eustachian tube congestion, headache.
Analgesics with and without Antipyretic Activity
Commonly used to treat Fever.

Commonly used to treat Fever.
Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs/NSAIDs
Commonly used to treat Fever, Pain.
Analgesics with and without Antipyretic Activity
Commonly used to treat Fever, Menstrual Pain, Pain, Preeclampsia, Stroke Risk Reduction.

Commonly used to treat Fever.

Commonly used to treat Fever.

Commonly used to treat Fever.
Sedatives, Other
Commonly used to treat Fever.

Commonly used to treat Fever, Pain.
Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs/NSAIDs
Commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Insomnia, Migraine, Fever, Menstrual Pain, Pain.
Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs/NSAIDs
Commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fever, Menstrual Pain, Pain, ankylosing spondylitis, bursitis.
Analgesics with and without Antipyretic Activity
Commonly used to treat Fever, Pain, arthralgia, dental pain, myalgia, dysmenorrhea.

Commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Migraine, Fever, acute myocardial infarction, myocardial infarction prophylaxis, arthralgia.
Analgesics with and without Antipyretic Activity Combinations
Commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Migraine, Fever, myocardial infarction prophylaxis, arthralgia, dental pain.
Analgesics with and without Antipyretic Activity
Commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Migraine, Fever, myocardial infarction prophylaxis, arthralgia, dental pain.
Second generation (non-sedating) Antihistamines
Commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Migraine, Parkinson's Disease, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Cough, Fever.
Analgesics with and without Antipyretic Activity
Commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Insomnia, Migraine, Fever, bursitis, arthralgia.
Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs/NSAIDs
Commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Migraine, Fever, dysmenorrhea, headache, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA)/juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).

Commonly used to treat Parkinson's Disease, Cough, Fever, Hyperphosphatemia, Hypocalcemia, allergic rhinitis.

Commonly used to treat Cough, Fever, allergic rhinitis, common cold, eustachian tube congestion, rhinorrhea.

Commonly used to treat Cough, Fever, common cold, headache.
Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs/NSAIDs
Commonly used to treat Fever.

Commonly used to treat Fever, arthralgia, dental pain, myalgia, dysmenorrhea, headache.

Commonly used to treat Fever, arthralgia, dental pain, myalgia, dysmenorrhea, headache.
Analgesics with and without Antipyretic Activity
Commonly used to treat Fever, arthralgia, dental pain, myalgia, dysmenorrhea, headache.