What are antiviral drugs?

Antiviral drugs treat viral infections like hepatitis C, influenza and herpes. Antiviral drugs are much like antiobiotics that treat bacterial infections.

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When can I stop taking Harvoni?
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What should I know before taking Zepatier?
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How are antiviral medication administered?
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What should I know about Olysio before taking it?
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