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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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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


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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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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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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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Okay to take antibiotics and antiviral at the same time?

Only a concern...: ...With some of the anti-hiv drugs; common antivirals such as tamiflu (oseltamivir) and acyclovir, and common antibiotics, do not have significant interactions. ...Read more

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What is the difference between antiviral drugs and antibiotics?

What is the difference between antiviral drugs and antibiotics?

Antibiotics: Both are considered antibiotics, but antivirals treat very specific viral infections. There are fewer of these and they have no efficacy against bacterial infections. Most antibiotics are designed to kill or damage the function of bacteria and have a wider range of activity against bacterial groups. ...Read more

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What are some natural antibiotic/antiviral foods that will not interfere with immunosuppressants?

What are some natural antibiotic/antiviral foods that will not interfere with immunosuppressants?

Don't fall for it!: Eat a well balanced diet. There are no foods that have a clinically significant antibiotic or antiviral effect. That's junk science! ...Read more

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Can I take omeprozole while on antibiotics (cefprozil) and antiviral (tamiflu)?

Can I take omeprozole while on antibiotics (cefprozil) and antiviral (tamiflu)?

Yes: These do not interact or interfere with each other. You may also feel better without gerd symptoms. ...Read more

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Felt fine after antibiotic and antiviral took 1 hour ago. Advil (ibuprofen) soft gel made me puke 10minutes later. Were my medications absorbed or puked?

Felt fine after antibiotic and antiviral took 1 hour ago. Advil (ibuprofen) soft gel made me puke 10minutes later. Were my medications absorbed or puked?

Likely Yes: If you did not notice large pill fragments in your vomit, then 1 hour likely was enough time to absorb much of your pills. I hope you feel better! ...Read more

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Was diagnosed w/ acute sinusitis. I'm now taking an antibiotic, antiviral, a steroid & ear drops & I'm not feeling better. Could it be something else?

You may need to: wait a bit longer for sinus infections to improve. They are notoriously hard to treat completely, sometimes taking up to 3 weeks of antibiotics and symptomatic medicines to treat all the symptoms. If you are not better after 3 weeks of antibiotics then something is wrong and you should see the professional help again. ...Read more

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Dr. Sees shingles of the eye/nose & worries (but does not investigate) fungal infection of the throat & nose. Treats with antiviral + antibiotics. Ok?

Dr. Sees shingles of the eye/nose & worries (but does not investigate) fungal infection of the throat & nose. Treats with antiviral + antibiotics. Ok?

Shingles: Near the eyes - i usually suggest seeing an eye doctor as well. Anttivirals will help reduce the shingles . If he also put you on antifungals that is fine. Homeopathic rhus tox can help with the shingles as well. And you will also find value in seeing a chinese medicine practitioner to help balance your overall system. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics and antivirals make me sicker?

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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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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Is it safe to take antibiotics with antivirals? Such as azthromicain and aclivior ?

Is it safe to take antibiotics with antivirals? Such as azthromicain and aclivior ?

Yes: Unless you are allergic to or have had a previous reaction it is safe to take both of these medications together. In some instances, it may be necessary to improve your condition. ...Read more

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Pls help I'm sever hypochondriac. Came up to point where I have antibiotics, antivirals needles and cannula in house!!, CBT therapy doesn't help.!?!

Pls help I'm sever hypochondriac. Came up to point where I have antibiotics, antivirals needles and cannula in house!!, CBT therapy doesn't help.!?!

Psychiatric help: In your case, for a sustained improvement in your mental health, you should be under care of one psychiatry team, who would know the details of your history, can provide ongoing care with modifications in your care plan as needed.Good luck ...Read more

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Took antibiotic,got burning small blisters in mouth burning when urinating nausea. G p says herpes.gave antivirals but still the same after 8 weeks no?

Took antibiotic,got burning small blisters in mouth burning when urinating nausea. G p says herpes.gave antivirals but still the same after 8 weeks no?

Steven Johnson Syndr: Steven Johnson Syndrome is an auto-immune reaction to medications, characterized by flu-like symptoms, followed by a burning rash, blisters to the mouth and other mucous membranes (urethra), swelling, inflammation of the eyes, and more. Symptoms fitting these patterns should be managed in the hospital setting to prevent blindness, severe illness, and even death. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Fine
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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