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Can antiviral medications increase the chance of secondary bacterial infections and sepsis?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Unless you have a rare side effect and have suppression of your bone marrow and can not generate enough infection fighting cells.

In brief: No

Unless you have a rare side effect and have suppression of your bone marrow and can not generate enough infection fighting cells.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and no

Viral infection can exhaust your immune system and make you more susceptible to bacterial infections including sepsis.
It is not the medications usually.

In brief: Yes and no

Viral infection can exhaust your immune system and make you more susceptible to bacterial infections including sepsis.
It is not the medications usually.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Not yet

No evidence in studies at this time check with your doc asap.

In brief: Not yet

No evidence in studies at this time check with your doc asap.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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