An increase in body temperature occurs with infectious and inflammatory diseases, overheating, injuries and some other health disorders. Most often, fever is accompanied by muscle pain and seriously impairs well-being. You can bring the temperature back to normal with the help of antipyretic pills.
Varieties of medicines for temperature
Most antipyretic pills belong to the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. They not only lower the body temperature, but also have an analgesic effect, and also help fight inflammatory processes in the body.
Temperature tablets, like any other medicines, may cause side effects or may not work due to individual intolerance. That is why it is better to entrust the selection of antipyretic drugs to a doctor.
Some of the most popular and time-tested remedies for temperature are aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid), analgin and paracetamol, but they are not always able to cope with intense fever in bacterial infections, in the postoperative period and in other difficult cases. That is why they are often combined with each other, as well as with drugs of other drug groups, for example, with antispasmodics. So, on the basis of the listed funds, such drugs as "Citramon", "Spazmalgon", "Baralgin", etc. have been created.
Preparations based on ibuprofen (Nurofen, Ibufen, etc.) and nimesulide (Nimulide, Nise, etc.) are more effective and are used to lower the temperature in cases where paracetamol, analgin and acetylsalicylic acid do not work properly. However, they have a large number of side effects, and therefore should not be used as first-line drugs without a doctor's prescription.
Also, to combat heat, you can use "Diclofenac", "Piroxicam" and their analogs, but they should be used only if, in addition to temperature, there are severe joint pains that cannot be eliminated with the help of other medicines.
In each case, the effectiveness of antipyretic drugs is very different. So, with a viral infection, it is better to bring down the temperature with paracetamol or aspirin, and with a bacterial infection - with ibuprofen or nimesulide.
How to choose antipyretic pills
When choosing antipyretic pills, one should first of all focus on the doctor's prescription, diagnosis, age and weight of the patient, as well as his medical history. So, in the presence of chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and kidneys, it is necessary to take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs with great care and only if it is not possible to bring down the temperature with non-drug means.
In pediatrics, in most cases, only drugs based on paracetamol and ibuprofen are used, since other drugs can cause serious complications or seriously worsen the child's well-being.