The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity and to prevent complications.
These agents are used to control fever and pain.
Reduces fever by acting directly on hypothalamic heat-regulating centers, which increases dissipation of body heat via vasodilation and sweating.
One of the few NSAIDs indicated for reduction of fever.
These agents can be applied to ulcerations to control pain.
Decreases permeability to sodium ions in neuronal membranes. This results in the inhibition of depolarization, blocking the transmission of nerve impulses.
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