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Is it safe to take Amoxicillin 500 mg every 6 hours to get rid of fever ?

Hello Doctors, I m 21 male, i am suffering for fever for past 3 days.. my body temperature is ranging from 37.7 degree celcius to 38.2 degree celcius, my family doctor told me to drink Amoxicilin 500mg capsules every 6 hours, so 4 times a day, for 4 DAYS.. is it ok? or is it too much? thanks...
Asked On : Fri, 6 Apr 2012
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Dear patient,

The dosage of amoxicillin is correct.
Just taking amoxicillin for simple fever without knowing the cause would not be a good treatment option in my opinion. Yes you are running fever but it is not very high fever. It is important to know the reason for the fever.
I dont know if the doctor has found out the reason for your infection? Do you have any cough ? Or other physical symptoms? As amoxicillin can be given in some infections but not in all. I am not able to form a conclusion from the information you have given me. It would also be a good idea to get a blood test done also if in doubt.

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Answered: Fri, 6 Apr 2012
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