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

Felt fine after antibiotic and antiviral took 1 hour ago. Advil 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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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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