Anti-inflammatory analgesics are pharmaceuticals with anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and fever-reducing effects. Inflammation is not an infection. Infections are caused by bacteria or viruses and are treated with antibiotics or antiviral drugs.

Paracetamol is a pharmaceutical agent that relieves pain and reduces fever but is not anti-inflammatory. It is one of the world’s most used analgesics, although its mechanism of action is not completely understood. In some parts of the world, paracetamol is known as acetaminophen.