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Is cetil appropriate medication for typhoid?

My son is 17 yrs.+ age, is suffering from enteric fever (typhoid). The doctor has prescribed Tab. Cetil 500 mg twice daily for 10 days. Is the drug is appropriate ? He has taken the above tab. for 3 days and the fever has gone. Now temp. is 98 degree ferhenhite.
Mon, 6 Oct 2014
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Hello,
Thank you for your contact to health care magic. I understand your concern. If I am your doctor I suggest you that cetil us good drug as you had taken it for three days I advice you should continue it till more thirteen days. It is infection caused by S. typhi, there are chances of relapse if you do not take completed treatment.Do not eat heavily as there is probability of having intestinal ulcer, which are likelycto get perforated.
I will be happy to answer your further concern
You can contact me.
Dr Arun Tank. Infectious disease specialist.
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