antipyretic


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antipyretic

a remedy or drug that prevents or alleviates fever

antipyretic

[‚an·tē·pī′red·ik]
(pharmacology)
Any agent, such as aspirin, that reduces or prevents fever.
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A 32 years old male patient presented to the emergency room with complete loss of consciousness since three hours after two weeks of night fever, sweating and considerable loss of weight with self-treatment by antipyretic drugs (Paracetamol and Ibuprofen).
To examine the effectiveness of acetaminophen, recurrence rates were compared for patients in whom rectal acetaminophen was administered every six hours until 24 hours after the first convulsion and for patients in whom no antipyretics were administered.
Keywords: Antipyretic activity, medicinal plants, hydro-methanol extract, medicinal plants and rabbits.
Antipyretic agents, including acetaminophen, aspirin, and NSAIDs, are believed to block endogenous pyrogens by inhibiting cyclooxygenase-mediated prostaglandin synthesis in the brain, the substances responsible for elevating the hypothalamic set point--leading to peripheral vasodilation and sweating.
It is also antipyretic. Brufen is available as syrup for children and in tablet form in dosages of 200mg, 400mg, and 600mg.
Some clinicians believe that fever is deleterious because it exacerbates the imbalance between oxygen supply and demand, and most will prescribe antipyretic therapy for fever control in order to relieve the symptom.
It has been traditionally used as an antipyretic and anti-inflammatory drug for fever treatment, and it is included in the National List of Essential Medicines of Thailand.
Acetaminophen was the preferred antipyretic (57.2%), followed by mefenamic acid (35.1%) (Table 1).
[4] So, they may possess analgesic and antipyretic activity.
A manufacturing defect an active ingredient, Ibuprofen, which is used as a painkiller, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic may pose a health risk, the company said.
This drug, which is manufactured by the Canadian Pfizer company, containing an active ingredient Ibuprofen, which is used as a painkiller, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic.
Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that possesses three therapeutic properties; anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic action.