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Antivirals are effective in treating various viral infections, such as the Flu, HIV, and Herpes, and are available through online consultation with healthcare providers.

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About antivirals

Antiviral medications are explicitly used for managing, preventing, and treating viral infections by interfering with the virus life cycle and inhibiting replication. Antivirals are not over-the-counter medications and can only be taken if prescribed by a healthcare provider.

What antivirals treat?

These medications help the body fight off harmful and contagious viruses and lower the risk of spreading these viruses. Antiviral drugs are also prescribed for managing and treating COVID-19, caused by the coronavirus.

Flu is one of the most common diseases treated by antiviral medications. These medications don’t eliminate or treat the flu entirely, but they reduce and manage the symptoms of it. People with mild or lesser flu symptoms usually don’t take anti-viral agents. Instead, rely on home remedies for the maximum treatment and effectiveness.

Herpes simplex virus and HIV are also among the most commonly treated conditions by antiviral agents. The medication regimen will be decided and prescribed by the examination and consultation of your healthcare provider.

Specific age groups and individuals with certain medical conditions will be more prone and susceptible to developing viral conditions, including people with diabetes, asthma, heart disease, and kidney disease.

Types of antivirals

Antivirals are divided into classes according to how and where they work on the body to treat viral infections. Antivirals are broadly classified into six classes, including: 

  • Reverse transcriptase inhibitors. 
  • Protease inhibitors. 
  • Nucleoside and Nucleoside analogs. 
  • Entry inhibitors. 
  • Neuraminidase inhibitors. 
  • Interferons.

How antivirals work?

All the antiviral agents work by stopping the growth and replication of the viruses when they enter the host cells (healthy cells in the body). By stopping the growth of the viruses, the spread of viruses decreases, hence treating the medical condition. Antiviral medications include Temtricitabine, Tenofovir, Cabotegravir, Rilpivirine, Acyclovir, Famciclovir, Valacyclovir and Paxlovid.

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  • Valacyclovir, 1000mg, twice daily, 7 days.

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Side effects of antivirals

The more common side effects of antivirals include:

  • Nausea 
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Metallic taste in mouth 
  • Diarrhea/dehydration
  • Muscle pain
  • Vomiting

Some of the severe and rare side effects of antivirals include:

  • Anemia
  • Hives
  • Itching on body
  • Rashes
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Hoarseness
  • Wheezing
  • Tightness in the chest

Risks associated with antivirals

  • Antivirals are considered safe medications if taken under medical supervision and are prescribed by your healthcare providers. 
  • The risks associated with antiviral medications can only arise if you have medicines prescribed other than the antivirals that should be taken with antivirals. 
  • Make sure to share and discuss your medication and medical condition history with your healthcare provider to avoid any drug-related interactions and hypersensitivity reactions.

FAQs about antivirals

How long do antivirals stay in your system?

Different antivirals have different mechanisms; the onset of action and half-life after that decide when they will stay in the system. It can take from hours to days, depending on the half-life of a drug.

Do antivirals weaken your immune system?

No. They boost the immune system by fighting the viruses in the body. Antivirals do not weaken the immune system.

Can I drink alcohol while taking antiviral medication?

There is no such known interaction between antiviral medication and alcohol. However, it is still recommended to avoid alcohol use to improve and enhance the recovery process of the body with antiviral medicines.

How long does it take for antivirals to work?

Antivirals can start working in your body as soon as you consume them, but you will see a noticeable effect after 3-4 days of taking medication. Not every antiviral takes days to show its impact, depending on the type of antiviral you are taking.

What happens if you stop taking antivirals?

If you stop taking antiviral medication when it is not recommended, the virus may start replicating and dividing the body, and you can still spread it. It’s good to follow the prescribed regimen.

Why do some antiviral medicines not work on a specific virus?

Viruses of different types work and affect the host cells differently. Not all antivirals will inhibit the specific harm done by every virus. This is why antivirals are classified into different types that work differently to target various viruses.

How should I take antivirals?

Take the antivirals as prescribed by your healthcare provider. The oral tablets will be taken via mouth with water with or without food, while the suspension will be made as per the instructions given on the leaflet given with the medication.

Who shouldn’t take antivirals?

If you already are taking antiviral medications, discuss it with your healthcare provider. Individuals with kidney or liver problems should also avoid anti-viral medicines and should consult with healthcare providers and pharmacists for the best alternatives. 

How long do antiviral treatments typically last?

The typical treatment duration of antivirals is usually five days, after which your medical condition will be improved and managed. It also depends on the severity of the medical condition as well as the type of antiviral you are taking. 

Can antivirals be used in combination with other medications?

Yes. Antivirals can be used and prescribed in combination with other medications. It’s beneficial to follow only the prescribed regimen by a healthcare provider. 

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