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A member asked about a 53-year-old male:

My nephew, 52 yrs old, has flu. he also has hepatitis-c at about 3.7. his temp is 103.4 (the high). average has been about 102.4. what can he take 4 fever?

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Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid: Assume he is not in liver failure or on transplant list low dose tylenol (acetaminophen) (less than 2 grams a day usual dose allowed in 4 grams a day) is safe also motrin/aleve (NSAID) type product is safe would consider alternating between the two every 4 hours or so this is with a confirmed diagnosis of flu if not confirmed diagnosis would seek medical attention.
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Even with liver disease from hep c, tylenol (acetaminophen) can be taken for things like a fever. I would just keep it to < than 2gm/day.

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