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Am I supposed to take acyclovir and an antibiotic together?

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Dr. David Wishnew
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In brief: Medications

Acyclovir is an anti-viral.
Because of the nature by which it works, it would not affect bacteria. Antibiotics are taken for bacterial infections, and would not affect a virus. Therefore, they do not cause problems when taken together. But, each should be used according to specific indications. You need not take antibiotics just because you are taking acyclovir.

In brief: Medications

Acyclovir is an anti-viral.
Because of the nature by which it works, it would not affect bacteria. Antibiotics are taken for bacterial infections, and would not affect a virus. Therefore, they do not cause problems when taken together. But, each should be used according to specific indications. You need not take antibiotics just because you are taking acyclovir.
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