Antiviral

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Antiviral Overview

Antiviral drugs are a class of medication used specifically for treating viral infections rather than bacterial ones.[1] Most antivirals are used for specific viral infections, while a broad-spectrum antiviral is effective against a wide range of viruses.[2] Unlike most antibiotics, antiviral drugs do not destroy their target pathogen; instead they inhibit their development. Antiviral drugs are one class of antimicrobials, a larger group which also includes an...

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Immunosin tablet drug information

Drug study of immunosin including dosage and action ## Immunosin contains the active ingredient Inosiplex, it is used to shorten the course of illness and reduce the severity of respiratory infections. (From MIMS India) It is also used for other illnesses, as seen appropriate by the prescribing doctor. They classify it as an antiviral. It is believed to work by stimulating the immune system. There is more information about how these medications work at the following link, as well as links to other resources: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## Kindly inform me of the right dosage for immunosin tabs? ## is it ok to take immunosin even if i have my period? ## Hi! Hi May i ask, if it's kind of tablet is ok for those G6PD child? ## my son has chicken pox.. how many times will...

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Clorixan Information

I purchased clorixan 200 ml in Mexico for cold sores. I take one pill as soon as I feel a sore developing. It has worked so well that I would like to keep them on hand. What exactly is clorixan? ## Clorixan contains Acyclovir, it is an antiviral that is commonly used to treat most herpes simplex viruses, both genital, and oral, which is why it works so well. I take it myself, twice a day, every day, as a preventative, because one of the medications I am on can cause horrible cold sore outbreaks, which landed me in the ER several times, with several swelling in and around my mouth. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, diarrhea, taste disturbance and drowsiness. It is available in the U.S. by prescription, so you might wan...

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immunosin tablet for chicken pox

dosage of immunosin tablet for chicken pox in adults ## Immunosin contains the active ingredient Inosiplex, it is believed to shorten the duration of some illnesses. The normal adult dosing is listed as 1 tablet every 3 to 4 hours. Is there anything else I can help you with? ## My dog has distemper, she is recuperrating from the disease but slowly. Currently the vet's prescription is only 1 tablet (500 mg) per day. Is it possible if I will increase the dosage into 3 tablets of (500mg) per day? Is there any possible side effects? ## mabisa ba ito sa may sakit na bulutong ## dosage to be taken for chicken pox 17 yrs old boy ## how about children 6 years old what is there dosage ## Ahm. Pwede po ba mag tanong ung immunison pampa anu po yan sa chickenpox kasi my bulutong anak q 8months ...

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xarelto and tamiflu

I've been on xarelto for a year because of heart afib. Because of the flu I've been given tamiflu. Checking online shows a study where there were many bad interactions because of this combination. Is this really the case? ## I am in the same boat today. Did you ever get a response to your question? Thanks! ## Hi Jim & Sally, While I personally haven't come across the types of reviews concerning bad drug interactions between Xarelto and Tamiflu, I did look up the drug combination at the University of Maryland Medical Center (umm.edu / drug interaction tool) to see what all the fuss is about. However, no drug interactions or contraindications were listed. Although this does not necessarily mean that no interactions exist, it is my understanding the two are generally regard...

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Name that med

Quite a few years ago, when I was in the army, I came down with a very bad case of the flu. I went to the med bay and they gave me a packet of meds with 6 doses and told me to take one every 4 hours. 24 hours later I was finished with the pack and whatever kind of meds I had taken had burned the flu right out of my system. At first I thought it was a Z Pack but I have since learned that Z Packs don't work on cold or flu. Can anybody tell me or give me an idea as to what kind of medicine I was given? ## Hello, Gabriel! How are you? It was likely an antiviral, since the flu is caused by a virus, so some of them used to be prescribed to help knock it out of someone's system. However, taking them too frequently for too long, such as some med students would do, could result in overdo...

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Anyone heard of dynamiclear?

Has anyone heard about the product called Dynamiclear? It claims to be able to treat cold sores without using antiviral medications. ## I've tried it and found it to be pretty good. It stings like hell when you first put it on and sometimes it takes a few goes to have the full effect. ## Hello, Glenda! How are you? The most important thing to remember here is that cold sores are caused by a virus, so most products that don't use any type of antiviral won't have much effect. Additionally, as explained by the NIH, antivirals can help prevent them, which is much better than experiencing a flare and trying to get it to heal up faster. The only ingredient in Dynamiclear that I see listed that's been shown to help, at all, is Lysine, it has been shown to help shorten the durat...

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Ribavirin reaction

I took peginterferon shots once a week with 6 ribavirin tablets a day. I had skin reactions and scatched all the hair off my body in my sleep from my neck down. I may soon go back on the treatment since they have a second shot (don't know name) and they think I may have a chance. Is there anything to counter the ribavirin reaction and rash? ## Have you discussed it with your doctor? You may be able to use an antihistamine to help prevent it from happening, again, but only your doctor can help you decide if it's safe for you to use one. ## I did the 48 week course of Interferon & Ribavirin. At the end of it my Hep 'C' was gone; six months later it was back. I too am about to start the same course again but with an added new drug, one of a possible two. They're sti...

Updated in Ribavarin
pink oblong pill F on one side 10 on other

Peach oblong pill with an F on one side and 10 on the other ## Hello, Ron! How are you? This tablet is manufactured by Aurobindo Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 200mgs of Ribavirin. This medication is most commonly used to treat Hepatitis C and the FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, anemia and weight loss. Is there anything else I can help with?

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detox naturally

The very best way to detox your system of any drug is lemon water at room temperature. Prob for 2-3 days. This makes an acidic body turn alkaline and changes the chemicals and the way they effect the body. Also organic virgin coconut oil at 1\4 cup a day will speed metabolism to increase this process. Coconut oil has about 30 different benefits for overall organs and total body function. Universal, antiviral, antifungal. Start slow or it may make you jittery or upset your stomach. ## Thanks for sharing this info on coconut oil and lemon water. I too am an advocate of using natural alternatives to combat and prevent various ailments. Maintaining an alkaline environment has been proven to offer a multitude of benefits in and of itself, but the added attributes from things like coconut oil...

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Relenza for influenza

Does anyone have experience using Relenza to treat or prevent the flu? ## Hello, Ldkat! How are you? I've never taken it, I usually opt for the flu shot each year, but I can tell you more about it. It is an antiviral medication and if taken, before you actually have flu symptoms, it can sometimes prevent it entirely. Otherwise, if taken after you have it, it helps prevent the virus from replicating in your body, which can lessen the symptoms, their severity and the duration of the the flu. The most common side effects, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include diarrhea. nausea, headache, dizziness and cough. Are there any other questions or concerns?

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