Antipyretics lower the body temperature.
- Antipyretics are drugs that reduce fever.
- Aspirin, acetaminophen/paracetamol (Tylenol), ibuprofen, and others.
- An analgesic drug used alone or in combination with opioids for pain management and as an antipyretic agent.
- Antipyretics work by reducing prostaglandin synthesis.
- Antipyretics block the production of prostaglandins and cause the hypothalamus to stop the rise in body temperature caused by them.