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On medicine for gerd and sinus infection. Have low fever and upper gi discomfort. What's wrong?

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low grade fever, general malaise and upper gi discomfort (no diarrhea). already on omeprazole for gerd and clarythromycin for a low grade sinus infection. Took extra tablet (40) of omeprazole this morning for gi discomform before i realized I had a fever (over last couple hours crept up to 101f). 56 years old male
Posted Fri, 11 Jan 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 1 hour later

Thanks for writing in

Your fever could be due to low grade sinus infection and upper G I Discomfort is common with clarithromycin

I would suggest you take the antibiotic after meals and till you are on antibiotic take Omeprazole 40mg twice a day

Hope this helps
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Wishing you a healthy life ahead
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Follow-up: On medicine for gerd and sinus infection. Have low fever and upper gi discomfort. What's wrong? 4 hours later
Was already on Clarythromycin for 10 days without significant discomfort - believe sinus infection clearing. Believe I have a stomach virus - sudden onset accompanied by moderately severe headache this morning. OK to continue with Omeprazole while fighting a stomach virus?
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 8 hours later

Thanks for writing back

All macrolides like Clarithromycin cause upper GI Upset after few days of intake

You may have had a viral infection and it is Ok if you continue with Omeprazole

Also one word of caution - Do not jump to a diagnosis without getting yourself clinically examined

Hope this helps and clears your doubts
Get well soon
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