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Can an antiviral and antibiotic together be taken together?

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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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


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

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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Can you take an antibiotic and an antiviral at the same time?

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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What is the difference between antiviral medication and antibiotics?

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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What are the different effects of antivirals and antibiotics?

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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Can antibiotics and antivirals make me sicker?

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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Is it possible for me to mix antibiotic n antiviral?

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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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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