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Constant fever, headaches, chills, muscle pain, cough, on paracetamol, not pregnant. Can I take clarithromycin?

I have had a temperature for 48 hrs with headaches , chills muscle pain and a productive cough . I am normally a fit and healthy women of 42 and am not on any other medication. I am finding it difficult to control my temp talking back to back paracetamol and I do have a course of clarithromycin 500mg in my cupboard. I am not pregnant. Shall I take?
Asked On : Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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Hi Sarah,

Thanks for the query.

It seems like you are having an acute viral fever. Clarithromycin is not required at this stage. Continue to take Paracetamol every 6 hours. Wait for a day more for the fever to subside.

If your symptoms do not improve, you may take clarithromycin. Make sure you are not allergic to it.

Get well soon.

Answered: Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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