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Do nyquil and antiviral drugs have a dangerous interaction?

Do nyquil and antiviral drugs have a dangerous interaction?

Should be OK: Should be ok when used as directed. Always a good idea to notify your doctor or pharmacist when using over the counter products. ...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


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Is it a good idea to stock up on antiviral drugs?

Sometimes helpful: If you have recurrent/chronic herpes you need to begin antivirals within 72hrs of first symptoms or you may be using daily doses as prevention. So stocking up could make sense. These antivirals are related to the drug Acyclovir which is very safe. Other antivirals may not be as safe or may require monitoring. So stocking up would not be wise. Important: always check expiration dates. ...Read more

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What are the effects of antiviral drugs?

What are the effects of antiviral drugs?

Depends on the drug: Some antivirals have methods of action that are very specific for a viral enzyme or protein and not people. Many, however, have effects that also cause toxicity in mammalian cells since that is where the virus replicates. Even those that are fairly specific can have side effects. As an example, some HIV drugs like azt (zidovudine) inhibit viral reverse transcriptase that we do not have but are still toxic. ...Read more

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Can we mix steroids and antiviral drugs?

Maybe: The answer to this question would depend on the exact medications you are referring to. Ask your physician or pharmacist if your medications will have any interactions. ...Read more

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Is it a problem to take vicodin with antiviral drugs?

Taking for what?: You should always be talking to the prescriber, and it depends on what kind of anti-viral drug. Are we talking Acyclovir or valcyclovir for herpes, or drugs for hepatitis c, or for hiv? Different anti-viral drugs have differing drug interactions. In general, hydrocodone does not have many drug interactions. If it is prescribed, talk to prescriber. If you don't have prescription, don't take it! ...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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I was diagnosed with HIV last month. I will start antiviral drugs today. Is it be ok if i take spirulina with the drugs? Thanks in advance.

I was diagnosed with HIV last month. I will start antiviral drugs today. Is it be ok if i take spirulina with the drugs? Thanks in advance.

Sure: Don't expect any benefit. Spirulina is an old health fraud. I am very glad you are getting treated for your HIV infection. If you are interested in complementary therapies, find an evidence-based holistic physician in your community. He/she won't recommend spirulina. ...Read more

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Are tamiflu and relenza (zanamivir) effective antiviral drugs?

Are tamiflu and relenza (zanamivir) effective antiviral drugs?

When used properly.: Their usefulness is limited to influenza (real flu, not "flu-like illness") if used in the first 48 hours of the illness. ...Read more