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Can I take Azithromycin for fever? Does it reduce fever?

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Initial 2 tablets of azithromycin taken 3 hours ago,but fever continues - 101 - was prescribed after doctor visit today - temp was 98.9 at doctors office after being 101 - but is 101 again - does azithromycin reduce fever ?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Kerry replied 10 years ago.

Hello,
It won't reduce fever in the way motrin or advil or tylenol will. It will get rid of your infection and help keep the fever from returning, but you need to take one of the above with lots of fluids to keep the fever down until the antibiotic kicks in.

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