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Is Calpol safe during pregnancy?

Hello Doctor, My wife is now 5 months pregnant and she is suffering from on and off fever for 3 days and leg pain. We consulted our doctor and they have recommended to use Calpol every 4 hours. Is it safe to use Calpol continuously for 3 more days or do I have to take any other precautionary measures.
Thu, 28 Jan 2016
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Hello dear,
I understand your concern.
The calpol is the safest drug to be taken in pregnancy.
It is prescribed for fever,any non specific muscle or joint pain in pregnancy.
It can be taken with the prescribed dosage with no harmful effects to the fetus.
But I suggest you to rule out the cause of fever and get the cause treated along with symptomatic treament.
The blood counts might be need to done to rule out any infection.
Also as there is leg pain any signs of cellulitis like swelling,redness etc should be checked for and I hope that was done.
Once the cause is diagnosed and treated it will subside.
Take adequate fluids upto 2-3 litres per day to prevent dehydration.
Hope this helps.
Best regards...Dr.Srilatha
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