Analgesics Antipyretics


Class Summary

Controlling of pain is vital to quality patient care. Antipyretics and analgesics ensure comfort

in patients, have sedating properties, and promote pulmonary toilet beneficial for patients

having sustained trauma and for those who are experiencing pain.

Acetaminophen (FeverAll, Acephen, APAP 500, Aspirin Free Anacin, Tylenol)

This is DOC (drug of choice) for treatment of pain in patients having documented

hypersensitivity to NSAIDs (nonstreroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like aspirin, who are

taking oral anticoagulants, or who have been diagnosed with the upper gastrointestinal