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Synonyms for antipyretic

any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever

preventing or alleviating fever


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Using antipyretics to lower body temperature to 33 to 37 [degrees]C (91.
Children who have a barking cough with no other symptoms may be managed safely at home with rehydration and antipyretics.
Antipyretics (ibuprofen and paracetamol) may be considered to improve comfort (with accompanying improvements in feeding activity and irritability), because they may also provide relief from pain and may reduce the risk of dehydration.
Criteria of postoperative complications after endoscopic surgery for nephrolithiasis Grade Cases I Hematuria through the nephrostomic tube or during self-urination that requires additional infusion therapy (more than 1 liter) and/ or the use of diuretics; Fever above 38[degrees]C that remains elevated for less than 24 h and that requires the use of antipyretics or another therapy; Loss of the nephrostomic tube, not due to any intervention but requiring further observation; Urine leakage around the tube up to 48 h, with adequate functioning of the drainage; Transient elevation of the serum creatinine.
Objective: This study was conducted to introduce mothers' knowledge and practices on fever, measuring fever and using antipyretics.
Despite all these concerns, families have been found to give inadequate doses of antipyretics to children in studies in which the approach to children with high fever was examined (1-4).
The ICD-9-CM codes referring to the following categories were classified as psychoactive medication poisonings: analgesics, antipyretics and antirheumatics; anticonvulsants and anti-parkinsonism drugs; barbiturates and other sedatives; central nervous system (CNS) depressants and anesthetics; and tranquilizers, antidepressants, and antipsychotics.
But if the patient doesn't respond to antipyretics, complications may occur and he could develop pneumonia, whose symptoms include difficulty breathing and the patient's lips going blue.
He said: "With the number of swine flu infections increasing in the West Midlands and elsewhere, the Government should lift the restriction on the amount of simple antipyretics drugs which reduce fever and can be sold over the counter at any one time.
Both studies found evidence that many parents still suffer from "fever phobia," which can result in overly aggressive dosing of antipyretics.
7) Antipyretics are prescribed commonly in children with pyrexia, despite minimal evidence of clinical benefit.
Intravenous fluids and antipyretics were the mainstay of therapy.
Providers can target symptoms with antipyretics, decongestants, antihistamines, and antitussives.
An additional 30% involved overdose of analgesics or antipyretics.