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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
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Can an antiviral and antibiotic together be taken together?

Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
16 years in practice
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Can an antiviral and antibiotic together be taken together?

Usually safe: Most routine antibiotics can be combined with antiviral medicine when used for short periods of time. Taking any antibiotic for >2 weeks usually requires close supervision by a doctor to assess for side effects, toxicity & medication interactions. Special antivirals (ie. Hiv medication) require closer monitoring. People with kidney, liver or bone marrow problems are at higher risk for toxicity. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


Dr. Alan Patterson
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How to take care of pus created by herpes zoster? Is it okay to take antiobiotic together with antiviral?

Dr. Alan Patterson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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How to take care of pus created by herpes zoster? Is it okay to take antiobiotic together with antiviral?

Yes but u need: To call your doc to see if your doc thinks they are secondarily infected or not which they may or may not be, please call your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Can you take an antibiotic and an antiviral at the same time?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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Can you take an antibiotic and an antiviral at the same time?

Yes: If you develop a strep throat while you are taking an anti-viral to keep your herpes under control, you doc can prescribe an antibiotic after confirming the need for one. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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What is the difference between antiviral medication and antibiotics?

Dr. Tanya Russo
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What is the difference between antiviral medication and antibiotics?

Different bugs: Anti viral medications are only effective for specific viruses (we have far fewer of these). The remainder of the antibiotic classes are indicated for a range of bacteria. Antifungals are considered a type of antibiotic but (you guessed it) attack the cell walls of fungii. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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What are the different effects of antivirals and antibiotics?

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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What are the different effects of antivirals and antibiotics?

Multiple: #1 they help heal the infection for which they were prescribed. #2 allergic reaction #3 diarrhea or stomach aches. Each medication comes with a package insert that will tell you all the side effects that have occurred with that medication. They report even the slights things...But overall the three listed are the most common. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Can antibiotics and antivirals make me sicker?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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Depends: If you have an allergy to any component of a specific antibiotic or anti-viral you could have a reaction just like some do to strawberries or a bee sting. That could be uncomfortable or life threatening. If not, these are just foreign materials that pass through your body like food.Antibiotics have a bad habit of killing of helpful bacteria in your gut, but these can be replaced with probiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Can you take antivirals and antibiotics at the same time?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can you take antivirals and antibiotics at the same time?

Yes: In most cases they can be taken together. ...Read more

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Dr. Keith Ramsey
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Can you take an antiviral medicine and an antibiotic at the same time?

Dr. Keith Ramsey
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Yes: It is ok since they work differently. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Goldstein
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Is it possible for me to mix antibiotic n antiviral?

Dr. Eric Goldstein
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Is it possible for me to mix antibiotic n antiviral?

Medication.: It is possible. However it is definitely not advised without consulting your doctor first. A thorough review of your symptoms and medical history, along with a physical exam, should be done before considering any medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
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Antiviral (Definition)

An antiviral is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills viruses. The viruses are usually causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antivirals to help his body get ...Read more


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