What is Fever?

A fever occurs when the body's temperature increases to fight infections and autoimmune conditions. Symptoms include feeling warm or hot, chills, and muscle ache.

Treatment for fevers are done to lower body temperature. Common drug classes used to reduce fevers are NSAID and acetaminophens. Staying hydrated is important as well as resting. Sometimes fevers may not need any treatment.

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Popular Fever Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
NSAIDs 13 See Prices
NSAIDs N/A See Prices
Acetaminophens N/A See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Fever Drug Classes

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