Analgesics for Sinusitis
Stronger pain relievers are available by prescription.
How It Works
Why It Is Used
How Well It Works
Analgesics are helpful in reducing fever and relieving pain caused by sinusitis.
Side effects of analgesics may include:
Do not give aspirin to anyone under age 20 because of the risk of Reye syndrome.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
What To Think About
These medicines are effective, inexpensive, and available without a prescription. But do not use them for more than 5 to 7 days in a row without talking with your doctor.
Aspirin and other medicines that reduce inflammation may not be recommended for people who have asthma because they are known to trigger asthma attacks in some people.
People who are taking medicines to prevent blood clots should talk with their doctor before using these medicines.
If you give medicine to your baby, follow your doctor's advice about what amount to give.
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