Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Dengue?

Updated: May 03, 2019
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Analgesics

These agents are used to reduce fever. They inhibit prostaglandin synthesis in the central nervous system. They also inhibit hypothalamic heat-regulating center, which in turn promotes the return of the set-point temperature to normal.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Feverall, Acephen, Mapap)

Acetaminophen (paracetamol) reduces fever by acting directly on hypothalamic heat-regulating centers, which increases dissipation of body heat via vasodilation and sweating. It is used in dengue infections to relieve pain and lower temperature when fever is thought to contribute to patient discomfort.


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