Are antibiotics usually given for the flu?
- JimLv 58 months ago
No- the flu is caused by a virus. Antibiotics only work on bacteria.
- sparrowLv 78 months ago
No. Not usually. Antibiotics only work on bacteria and the flu is a virus.
But there are medications to help decrease the severity of the flu:
like oseltamivir and Xofluza.
- RoddyLv 78 months ago
Since the flu is caused by a virus, antibiotics will be totally ineffective against it - they only work against bacterial infections.
- EdnaLv 78 months ago
Antibiotics are never given for the flu; they would be useless. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections. Flu is a virus.
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- TallPaulLv 48 months ago
Yes, some doctors will prescribe antibiotics for the Flu to make you happy. Often the plabaco effect kicks in and you feel like your money was well spent.
- TulipLv 78 months ago
Antibiotics are for bacteria the flu is a virus so no
- EvaLv 78 months ago
No. Antibiotics only work on bacteria, not on viruses.
- Lord BaconLv 78 months ago
No. The flu is caused by a virus. Antibiotics do not work on viruses, only on bacterial infection. If a person with flu gets a secondary bacterial infection, they may be prescribed antibiotics.
- geezerLv 78 months ago
No .. FLU is caused by a VIRUS .. not BACTERIA.
- Anonymous8 months ago
No. Antibiotics don’t affect viruses, and the flu is a virus.