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15 List of Effective and Safest Fever Medicines in India

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Fever is an illness which causes the body temperature to raise up. There are various reasons why Human body temperature rises up. Normally during exercise, after having a meal or due to increase environmental temperature. But due to viral or bacterial infection, the human body fights back by an increase in body temperature this is known as Hyperthermia or Pyrexia. Fever is also accompanied by chills when the body temperature difference external environment and internal body temperature.

To treat Pyrexia there are many classified fever medicines available and used according to the cause of the fever.

15 List of Effective and Safest Fever Medicines in India

Names of Capsules and Syrups for Viral Fever in Adults and Kids:

Some of the top 15 fever medicines which is commonly used for treating fever has been brought out briefly here.

1. Paracetamol for Fever:

Paracetamol

Also, known as Acetaminophen.It is classified under the Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It helps to reduce body temperature and it increases analgesic threshold but has a less anti-inflammatory effect. Paracetamol is commonly available over the counter.It causes less gastric irritation, bleeding when compared with aspirin which is also an analgesic medicament. The dosage of 0.5-1g for infants,children1 to 3 years 80-160 mg, 4 to 8 years 240-320mg and for children 9-12 years 300 to 600 mg is recommended.

Some of the famous brands of paracetamol are Crocin, Metacin, Paracin. Crocin pain relief also comes with Caffeine of 50mg which gives a non-drowsy effect. Paracetamol also can be administered with an injection.For kids, mostly injection is given than medicines due to its inability to swallow teh tablet.

2. Tylenol Fever Syrup For Kids:

Tylenol Syrup For Kids

Tylenol is the most commonly used syrup as fever medication for kids from 2 to  122 years of age. The main ingredient is Acetaminophen160mg, this is a flavored syrup, some of the flavors are berry, banana berry, grape For 2 to 3 years the dosage is 5ml and kids from 4 -5 years 1.5 tablespoons and kids above 6 to 11 two and a half to three tablespoons is given.

3. Children’s Motrin:

Children´s Motrin

It is an oral medication which comes in Syrup form. The main ingredient is Ibuprofen which is a Painkiller and reduces Fever. It consists of 100mg Ibuprofen This medicines acts by inhibiting the prostaglandin Synthesis which in turn reduces the inflammatory action and has an antipyretic effect. Some of the side effects are Headache, Gastric irritation.

This syrup should be taken after eating to reduce acidity. The dosage for 2 to 3 years is t1 tablespoon. form 4 to 8 years one and a half to two tablespoons and for kids from 9 to 11 years to two and a half to three tablespoons.

4. Advil Capsule for Fever in Adults:

Advil Caspule for Adults

This is the most antipyretic drug used in the United states and in other countries this combination tablet comes in different brand Name like Motrin etc. The main ingredient of the medicine is Ibuprofen. Each capsule consist of 500mg of the Non-selective COX inhibitor which is traditionally a non-steroidal inflammatory drug. The maximum dosage for adult is 3200mg a day.

When someone overdoses complication like intestinal lining damage, bloating of the stomach with gas, constipation.Ibuprofen should be avoided by pregnant and heart disease prone women.

5. Bayers Chewable Baby Aspirin:

Bayers Chewable Baby Aspirin

Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug which is commonly used as an antipyretic drug. Its main action is pain relieving by preventing the prostaglandin-mediated pain sensation. It has no sedative effect. The dosage given for kids is very minimal. Children below 12 years this medicine should be taken with doctor’s consultation. Children with Reye’s disease which is a hepatic encephalopathy caused mostly who have viral infection children.

6. Aspirin for Adults:

Aspirin for Adults

Aspirin is classified under salicylates. Aspirin helps to reduce pain by preventing the pain stimulating the nerve and sensitize the nerve endings. The other effects of this medicine are antipyretic which helps in to reduce the fever which is caused due to viral infection. In viral fever Pyrogens which includes interferons, raise Interleukins are produced which causes a rise in the temperature.

Since aspirin produces side effects like epigastric problems, angioedema due to continuous usage, vision impairment it is recommended to use the medication only with doctors advice.For the asthmatic patient, it is best to consult the doctor before taking the medication.

7. Diclofenac Sodium(Voltaren):

Diclofenac Sodium(Voltaren)

This medication helps to reduce fever, inflammation, and pain. This three in one medicine is highly recommended among doctor for treating fever and pain caused due to viral infection. Its action is by inhibiting prostaglandins synthesis and COX-2 inhibitors. Each capsule consists of 100mg. Dosage is twice a day after food to prevent gastric irritation.

8. Naproxen:

Naproxen

It is a potent NSAID which helps to reduce fever and pain. It relieves pain by inhibiting synthesis of PG. It is a long acting medicine. Dosage: Advised to take one day a pill. It rapidly absorbs in plasma protein 99%. The tablet comes in with the dosage of 10 mg or 20mg which is administered twice daily for two days which is followed by once daily till the severity is reduced then the medicine should be discontinued. Side effects are like Gastro intestinal-like ibuprofen.Edema and rashes are expected in few cases.

9. Nimesulide:

Nimesulide

It is a potent NSAID which helps to reduce fever and pain.It relieves pain by inhibiting synthesis of PG.It is a long acting medicine. Dosage: Advised to take one day a pill.It rapidly absorbs in plasma protein 99%. The tablet comes in with the dosage of 10 mg or 20mg which is administered twice daily for two days which is followed by once daily till the severity is reduced then the medicine should be discontinued. Side effects are like Gastro intestinal-like ibuprofen. Edema and rashes are expected in few cases.

10. Pirox:

Pirox

It is a potent NSAID which helps to reduce fever and pain. It relieves pain by inhibiting synthesis of PG. It is a long acting medicine. Dosage: Advised to take one day a pill. It rapidly absorbs in plasma protein 99%. The tablet comes in with the dosage of 10 mg or 20mg which is administered twice daily for two days which is followed by once daily till the severity is reduced then the medicine should be discontinued. Side effects are like Gastro intestinal-like ibuprofen.Edema and rashes are expected in few cases.

11. Benylin All-in-one Syrup:

Benylin All-in-one Syrup

Children like to avoid medicines due to its better taste. When a child is affected by cold it has other added problems which creep in which are like a runny nose, sneezing and mainly fever and body ache which make them dull. It is better advised to go for all in one syrup which cures all the symptoms.

The main ingredients are Acetaminophen which is a painkiller, Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide a cough suppressant, Pseudoephedrine HCl a nasal decongestant and an antihistamine which act as a sedative ingredient. This syrup is advised to be taken during the night. Dosage for kids above 6 to 8year is 2 tablespoons.kids above 9 to 12 dosage of three tablespoons.

12. Panadol:

Panadol

The main ingredient is acetaminophen which belongs to the group of Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug which helps to reduce fever and pain. Acetaminophen is a para-amino phenol derivative. The medicine is commonly available over the counter. Fro children dosage of 10 t-15ms is recommended according to body weight for every 6 hours.For babies, under than 6 months, doctors consultation is immediately needed. This medication has a very less anti-inflammatory effect. Stopping the medication in case of major side effect like difficulty in breathing,  nausea, Cramps

13. Citrem Plus:

Citrem Plus

This is the best medicine use to treat fever and allergic problems. The ingredients consist of Levocetirizine Dihydro chloride, Phenylephrine HCL, Ambroxol HCl and Paracetamol. This medication is used for nasal congestion, allergic rhinitis and fever with a cold. For asthmatic patient this medication si recommended. It can also be combined with an antibiotic when there is the severe bacterial infection of the respiratory tract.

14. Similasan:

Similasan

This is the best fever medicine which is accompanied by cold and cough with a sore throat. used to treat kids above 2 years of age. The ingredients used in the syrup is natural they are Belladonna, Drosera, Rumex Crispus, which are the main important herb which gives temporary’s relief from dry cold, itchy throat and spasmodic cough which are also seen along with fever which is caused due to bacterial infection of the upper respiratory tract along with purified water, Sorbitol with citric acid. The dosage of 2.5 ml for kids 2 to 12 years. This syrup is indicated for kids above two years of age.

15. Gravol:

Gravol

This is a naturally extracted syrup which helps to reduce fever, to reduce pain caused due to fever by the prostaglandin secretion. The main ingredients used in this medicine is Ginger 20mg and Willow Bark 200mg which helps to reduce a headache, indigestion and also prevents vomiting which are the symptoms caused due to fever. This is a non-drowsy medication due to the absence of Dimenhydrinate. Dosage:1 to 2 tablets every 6 hours, medicines indicated for adults only.

To treat fever there medicines named with the different brand in the pharmacy store. But choosing the right medicine for early symptoms is recommended. Some of the over counter drug available in the drug store is good like Paracetamol and Ibuprofen with not exceeding the dose. For prolonging fever more than a week doctors consultation is needed.For pregnant women, it is best to avoid medicines for the first and third trimester. For babies, it is best to consult a doctor and then administer the medication which is mostly injectable way.

For mild fever treating oneself with warm water and taking in a herbal medicine like Gravol or an allopathic medication with low dosage when a patient is allergic to willow bark.

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