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What happens if you discover that the infection is viral can you stop taking the penicillin before the 10 days have passed?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Nothing happens

If the infection for sure is due to a virus, stopping penicillin or other antibiotics won't be a problem, and of course would reduce the possibility of side effects from the antibiotic.
But check first with the doctor who prescribed it, to be sure it's a virus without a superimposed bacterial infection.

In brief: Nothing happens

If the infection for sure is due to a virus, stopping penicillin or other antibiotics won't be a problem, and of course would reduce the possibility of side effects from the antibiotic.
But check first with the doctor who prescribed it, to be sure it's a virus without a superimposed bacterial infection.
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