Pediatric Rubella in Emergency Medicine Medication

Updated: May 03, 2017
  • Author: Pamela L Dyne, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity and prevent complications.

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Antipyretics

Class Summary

These agents may be used to decrease fever.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

Reduces fever by direct action on the hypothalamic heat-regulating centers, which increases dissipation of body heat by vasodilation and sweating.

Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)

NSAID that inhibits cyclooxygenase, inhibiting formation of prostaglandins.

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Antihistamines

Class Summary

May be used to control itching.

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

Competitive antagonist of histamine at the H1 receptor prevents histamine response in sensory nerve endings and blood vessels. More effective in preventing histamine response than reversing it.

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