Drugs that are used to reduce body temperature in fever. An analgesic drug used alone or in combination with opioids for pain management, and as an antipyretic agent. A salicylate used to treat pain, fever, inflammation, migraines, and reducing the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events.
When should antipyretic be given?
Most physicians initiate treatment with antipyretics if the child has a fever of more than 101°F (38.3°C), or if the childs comfort level could be improved. In general, fevers in children do not last for an extended period of time, are benign, and can actually protect the child.
What is an antipyretic used for?
Antipyretic: Something that reduces fever or quells it.
What are the example of antipyretic?
Available OTC antipyretics include acetaminophen and the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. Acetaminophen and ibuprofen are the 2 most widely used antipyretics.
Why are cox2 inhibitors bad?
After several COX-2-inhibiting drugs were approved for marketing, data from clinical trials revealed that COX-2 inhibitors caused a significant increase in heart attacks and strokes, with some drugs in the class having worse risks than others.
Which drug is a COX-2 inhibitor?
List of Cox-2 inhibitors:Drug NameAvg. RatingReviewsCelebrex (Pro) Generic name: celecoxib7.1193 reviewsVioxx Generic name: rofecoxib8.953 reviewsBextra (Pro) Generic name: valdecoxib8.613 reviewsConsensi (Pro) Generic name: amlodipine / celecoxib9.83 reviews2 more rows•3 Jul 2018