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How long does it take for an antibiotic to control infection ?

How long will an antibiotic take to control infection and my fever . The doctor has put me on Ciproflauxin with 2 tablets of 500mg and a 2g IV everday. I have had the ciproflauxin for 5 days and now have started on the IV yesterday. Should i start to see a reduction in the temperature (earlier 102/39). Can you clarify how long it will take, should i expect a decrease today and not see it going back to the 102 level?
Asked On : Mon, 7 Mar 2011
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Hi,thanks for query.Normally antibiotics takes about 2-3 days to show response in fever.First thing that will be observed will be decrease in spikes of fever and then fever will disapper.Depending upon the drug used and condition of patient the response times varies.Please keep your self properly hydrated and take good light diet and plenty of fluids.
wishing you speedy recovery.
Answered: Sat, 6 Aug 2011
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