Quick Answer: What Medication Kills Viruses?

Antibiotics cannot kill viruses because bacteria and viruses have different mechanisms and machinery to survive and replicate.

The antibiotic has no “target” to attack in a virus.

However, antiviral medications and vaccines are specific for viruses.

Which medicine is best for viral infection?

The drugs used for viral infection are Acyclovir (Zovirax), famciclovir (Famvir), and valacyclovir (Valtrex) are effective against herpesvirus, including herpes zoster and herpes genitalis.Drugs used for treatment for viral fever are Acetaminophen(Tylenolothers)ibuprofen (Advil,motrin IB others).

What kills a virus?

A special hormone called interferon is produced by the body when viruses are present, and this stops the viruses from reproducing by killing the infected cell and its close neighbours. Inside cells, there are enzymes that destroy the RNA of viruses. Some blood cells engulf and destroy other virus infected cells.

What foods kill viruses?

However the list of natural remedies here come as close to stopping a virus in its tracks as Mother Nature can get.

  • COLLOIDAL SILVER. Silver has been utilized as a medicine since ancient times to treat scores of ailments, including the bubonic plague.
  • ELDERBERRY.
  • ECHINACEA.
  • GARLIC.
  • GREEN TEA.
  • LIQORICE.
  • OLIVE LEAF.
  • PAU D’ARCO.

What kills the flu virus?

So to help, you need to kill the virus on surfaces, by disinfecting them. You can kill influenza by wiping surfaces and worktops with detergents, diluted bleach, or hydrogen peroxide. Another, more natural, way to kill the flu virus is to use steam, either with a steam cleaner or humidifier.