Which medications in the drug class Antipyretic agents are used in the treatment of Parvovirus B19 Infection?

Updated: Oct 11, 2019
  • Author: David J Cennimo, MD, FAAP, FACP, AAHIVS; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Antipyretic agents

These agents decrease or eliminate fever by acting at the level of the hypothalamus (acetaminophen) or by decreasing the activity of the enzyme cyclooxygenase, thereby decreasing the production of prostaglandins (NSAIDs).

Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Feverall, Tempra, Aspirin Free Anacin, Panadol)

Reduces fever by acting directly on hypothalamic heat-regulating centers, which increases dissipation of body heat via vasodilation and sweating.

Ibuprofen (Motrin, Ibuprin, Advil)

One of the few NSAIDs indicated for reduction of fever.


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