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Typhoid, low grade fever. Prescribed cefpodoxime, no relief. Cure?

Hi, My test for typhoid is positive and I have low grade fever from past 7 days and doctor has prescribed 400mg cefpodoxime tablets 2 times a day. I have been taking these tablets past 2 days and fever still ranges between 98 to 99.5 Could you please assist how long would it take for me to be fit. As I have to travel after 15 days.
Asked On : Sun, 14 Oct 2012
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Generally, it takes about 4 days for fever to start settling down. If by 5-th day, the fever is still there, it may mean, the bacteria was not sensitive to the drug or some complication might be there.
It will take a little longer for some symptoms to setttle.
It is better to take rest for at least one full week.
The drug will have to be continued longer - your physician will guide
Take care in travel - especially food and water / do not over-exert fo fortnight
Good luck
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