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Drug Fever

Drug fever occurs when the normal body temperature is disturbed. The drug can disturb heat dissipation peripherally, increases metabolic rate, and produces a cellular or humoral immune response. Medications that cause fever are antimicrobials, anticonvulsants, and antibiotics. Drug fever has a hectic fever pattern. The body temperature lies between 102 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. It occurs after seven to ten days of taking medication and resolves after 48 hours of stopping a medication.

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Why do I have a fever on and off for a week?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. The doctor prescribed me Azithral and Fepanil for fever. But, the fever is on and off for the past seven days. My blood test showed normal no malaria or dengue or typhoid. First, I took Azithral and Fepanil and then the next day doctor added Cefuroxime axetil alon...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar M.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The possibilities for fever in your case are as follows:Your history of symptoms was suggestive of typhoid fever. So, in typhoid fever the response to treatment can be delayed for five days after starting the treatment. Once bacteria are killed the secretion if inflamm...  Read Full »

Does Vancomycin increase the body temperature?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby was born before a year at a gestation period of 27 weeks with a weight of 730 grams. She spent all the time in the hospital. Now she is having strange diseases. She has a fever of 38 degrees for almost 25 days. She is given with antibiotic Vancomycin. Her temperature gets raised ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through the query and I understand your concern. If your baby is active, feeding well, gaining weight, and passing urine well, then your baby can have antibiotic fever as your baby was taking antibiotics for a very long period. There is nothing to be worried abou...  Read Full »

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