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Old 03-25-2020, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Dr_Paprika View Post
In general, most antibiotics are not very helpful against virus infections. There are a few which are pretty specific for viruses - for example amantadine is used for flu.
Used to be used for influenza A, anyway. Not so much anymore. And it's a dopamine agonist rather than antibiotic.
The adamantanes: amantadine and rimantadine, are active only against influenza A viruses, but high rates of resistance have developed among influenza A viruses, and these drugs are infrequently indicated.
CF patients frequently get put on zithromax for maintenance, but it's done to reduce inflammation and not to fight bacterial infection.