Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Brucellosis Home Care

Home care for brucellosis may include:

Brucellosis Pain and Fever

Medications commonly used to control pain and fever in adults with brucellosis include:

  • Acetaminophen decreases fever and pain, but does not help inflammation.
  • Adult dosing is 2 regular strength (325 mg) every 4 hours or 2 extra-strength (500 mg) every 6 hours.
  • Maximum dose is 4,000 mg per day.
  • Avoid this drug if you have alcoholism, liver disease or an allergy to the drug. See the package instructions.
  • Common brand names include Tylenol, Panadol, and many others.





NSAID Precautions

Brucellosis Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have brucellosis and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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