Which medications are used for fever relief in children with H1N1 influenza (swine flu)?

Updated: May 18, 2020
  • Author: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Aspirin or aspirin-containing products (eg, bismuth subsalicylate [Pepto Bismol]) should not be included in the treatment of confirmed or suspected viral infection in persons aged 18 years or younger because of the risk of Reye syndrome. For relief of fever, other antipyretic medications (eg, acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are recommended.


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