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5 Best Medicines You Can Take in Fever to Prevent Body Pain and Muscle Ache

Dr.Ayushi Bansal 667 Views
Updated: 04 May 2024
Published: 04 May 2024

We all have fallen sick due to fever at least once in our life. During a fever, our body temperature rises, and we feel our body aching. Fever can have multiple reasons, but the most common reasons are flu and the common cold. If you’re experiencing body pain and muscle aches due to fever, then there are certain medicines that you can take to get relief. In this article, we’ll talk about the top 5 medicines you should take for body pain and muscle aches due to fevers.

5 Best Medicines You Can Take in Fever to Prevent Body Pain and Muscle Ache

Here are the 5 best medicines that you could consider taking to help you get relief from body pain or muscle aches:

1. Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is an NSAID. It inhibits the emergence of prostaglandins, active lipid compounds known to cause inflammation, pain, and fever in the body. It is good for temperate fever and relieves the body in case of general pain and muscle damage. 

It is especially suitable for conditions like the flu, which causes sore throats and the common cold, where inflammation is a major part. The endorsed medication will vary depending on age and therapeutic past. 

Follow the advice of the health expert or the recommendations on the wrapping. Some individuals, such as those who have stomach and sore ulcers or those with vigour illness, can use it with oppression. 

Ibuprofen may cause discomfort in the stomach, sickness, or dizziness, as it has common implications for any medication. However, stomach bruises and renal complaints can develop if the individual uses it too much or over a prolonged period. Ibuprofen can be lethal when misused.

2. Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Acetaminophen works by blocking the release of prostaglandins in the brain, reducing the fever and pain signals they relay. This drug is an efficient solution for fever and alleviates pain for individuals who are sensitive to NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, or patients with certain health issues that don’t allow NSAID intake or intake in large amounts. 

The dose of acetaminophen, like ibuprofen, depends on one’s age and weight. This drug should be taken in the amounts indicated on the packaging to avoid overdose. The reason we say this is because acetaminophen overdose results in irreversible liver damage and sometimes leads to chronic conditions. 

This drug can also be a single substance of a complex product, and one has to read the package insert to determine the total amount of the drug. In general, it is safe when one accepts the correct amount. In great amounts or with prolonged intake, it causes liver toxicity; when taken with alcohol, it can cause liver injury. It leads to severe conditions, and when feeling liver pain, one should seek medical attention.

3. Naproxen

Naproxen is also an NSAID that functions by inhibiting the biosynthesis of prostaglandins, resulting in less fever, swelling, and body aches. It is highly effective in reducing fever, body aches, and muscle spasms in various conditions. 

People who are infected with viral diseases, the flu, and musculoskeletal injuries are particularly well-suited for it because of its long-term impact. Like other NSAIDs, naproxen's dosage is determined by individual factors and a person's previous history. 

The risk of many adverse effects can be decreased by carefully following the correct dosage. People who suffer from indigestion or have had a heart episode or a history of cardiovascular disease should take it and consult a doctor. The most frequent adverse effects are indigestion, abdominal discomfort, and light headedness. 

However, long-term usage or excessive quantities elevate the danger of additional severe consequences. Gastrointestinal bleeding and future heart incidents may be caused by excessive medication. Therefore, naproxen use should be limited, and the patient should consult in serious conditions.

4. Aspirin

Aspirin is a pain medication that obstructs the body’s manufacture of prostaglandins. It is mostly effective for lowering the effects of fever, mild to moderate body pain and muscle aches. 

As a pain reliever for various illnesses such as headaches, menstrual cramps, and minor injuries, the usage of aspirin may vary. Aspirin must be used only in the amounts recommended by one’s physicians. Continuous or repetitive aspirin use poses several risks, including gastrointestinal bleeding. 

Aspirin may cause stomach upset both when in use and after use. Heartburn is also prevalent when aspirin is actively consumed. Uncontrolled bleeding risk increases when a vitamin K antagonist is used in combination with aspirin. Aspirin must be utilised cautiously especially in individuals with various medical conditions such as bleeding events and asthma.

5. Diclofenac

Diclofenac is a potent NSAID that inhibits the production of prostaglandins, thereby reducing inflammation, fever, and pain.

Diclofenac is quite effective in relieving moderate to severe pain related to conditions such as arthritis, migraine, and musculoskeletal injuries. It also provides significant relief from fever-caused body pain and muscle pains unrelieved by other medications.

Diclofenac comes in various formulations including oral tablets, topically applied gel, and patches. The dosage and administration route depend on the specific formulation as well as individual circumstances. It is essential to follow the instructions and avoid using diclofenac for long periods or in quantities that exceed what is recommended.

The most common side effects of diclofenac are gastrointestinal discomfort, headache, and dizziness. People who take it in large doses or over long periods may be more likely to experience risks such as heart attacks or kidney damage. People with pre-existing heart or kidney conditions should take it with care and under a doctor's orders.

Conclusion

The pain and muscle aches caused by infection can significantly reduce the quality of your daily life. Despite the fact that rest and sufficient hydration are critical, drugs may alleviate this. It is advisable to take the pills mentioned in the blog only when your physician has prescribed them to you. Nonetheless, using all pills properly and as directed by your doctor is essential in all circumstances. 

If you constantly experience fevers, body pain, and muscle aches, then it may indicate an underlying problem. So, book a full-body test with Pathkind and get diagnosed for any underlying problems today!

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