What is the role of antipyretics in the treatment of viral meningitis?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Cordia Wan, MD; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Outpatient supplies of antipyretics, such as acetaminophen, and antiemetics, such as promethazine, may be given to ambulatory patients who do not appear clinically toxic. No strict criteria exist for discharging patients with viral meningitis.


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