Medications commonly known to cause fever include antimicrobials, anticonvulsants, antibiotics, sympathomimetics, and sulfonamides. Familial predisposition to drug hypersensitivity may be observed, particularly where renal dysfunction allows build-up of certain drugs in the kidneys or if patient is also on thiazide diuretics.
It may not be possible to quickly rule out systemic illness or infection, but discontinuance of suspected medication may eliminate the fever within a few days or weeks. Care should be taken not to put the patient at risk of greater harm by stopping medications at once.
R50.2 – Drug induced fever
386661006 – Fever
405543000 – Drug-induced hyperpyrexia