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A 39-year-old male asked:

fever, flu symptoms after taking a prevacid (lansoprazole)..fever only lasted 2-3 hrs and never returned..i've taken it before. side effect? coincidence?

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Dr. Arthur Rein
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Coincidence.: While any medication can have side effects (including flu like symptoms) very few can cause fever. My guess is that you had a virus that has now passed. The way to know for sure would be to take the medication again. If the symptoms soon return, then it was the medication; if they do not, then it was coincidence.

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Last updated Aug 31, 2016

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