Norovirus Medication

Updated: Sep 27, 2018
  • Author: Zartash Zafar Khan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

Symptoms of norovirus infection are usually self-limited and resolve spontaneously within 24-48 hours. Antidiarrheal agents may be used with caution but should be avoided in children. Over-the-counter analgesics (eg, ibuprofen, acetaminophen) and antiemetics, if prescribed by physician, can be used for symptomatic relief (drug-specific product labeling should be consulted). Fluid intake is recommended to maintain hydration.