Asked by: Seydou Salehmedical health cold and flu
Is antiviral the same as antifungal?
Last Updated: 27th June, 2020
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Considering this, is antibacterial and antifungal the same?
Antimicrobial medicines can be grouped according to the microorganisms they act primarily against. For example, antibiotics are used against bacteria, and antifungals are used against fungi. Agents that kill microbes are microbicidal, while those that merely inhibit their growth are called biostatic.
do antivirals weaken immune system? The inhibitory effects of antivirals on immune cells may contribute to the immune deterioration observed in patients following prolonged use of the drugs.
Keeping this in view, what is the difference between antibacterial and antiviral?
Antivirals are drugs that can treat people who have already been infected by a virus. Antibiotics are medicines that interfere with the reproduction of bacteria and are, therefore, only useful for treating bacterial infections.
What are the three classes of antiviral drugs?
Pharmacologic drug classes include:
- Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)
- Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs)
- Protease inhibitors (PIs)
- Integrase inhibitors (INSTIs)
- Fusion inhibitors (FIs)
- Chemokine receptor antagonists (CCR5 antagonists)