|fever and medication
Jan 19, 2013
Hi, I've just recently been diagnosed. I started complera January 9 of this year along with mephron and zithromax. I have been having a lot of side effects like headaches, weird dreams, but I am most worried about the fever. if I take Tylenol it goes away but comes back. it's usually around 102. could this be a side effect? should I be worried? I don't see my doctor again until Wednesday. it's Saturday so they are closed. my cd4 was 50 and vl 21,000 before starting meds. I'm just new to this and very nervous. any help or reassurance would be great. Thanks so much
Response from Dr. Young
Hi and thanks for posting.
I'd be concerned about any fever of 102F- the fever could be the result of a wide range of things, from a drug reaction (allergy) or a yet-to-be identified infection or complication.
While it's reassuring that acetaminophen (Tylenol) helps, but I'd recommend speaking to the on-call doctor for your clinic; there's always someone who can walk you through your circumstances.
Please feel free to write back, but I hope that's a helpful start. BY
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