Norovirus Medication

Updated: Oct 20, 2015
  • Author: Zartash Zafar Khan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Mark R Wallace, MD, FACP, FIDSA  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 sparingly but should be avoided in children. Over-the-counter analgesics (eg, ibuprofen, acetaminophen) and antiemetics (eg, promethazine) can be used for symptomatic relief (drug-specific product labeling should be consulted).