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Thursday, September 15, 2011 peacelovemusic3022, Community Member, asks

Q: Can I take acyclovir 200mg and amoxicillin 500mg together?

I've recently had a horrible outbreak of cold sores on my face due to stress from my grandmother dying. I went to see my GP and she prescribed me acyclovir 200mg that I take 3 capsules every 6 hours. I woke up this morning with a sore throat, coughing, and sneezing; the general indications of the "delta crud" as we call it. I have some left over amoxicillin 500mg from the last time I had this. I was just wondering if it was safe to take them together, or if I should just stick with one or the other.
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Jay Motola, Health Pro
10/16/11 12:32pm

Acyclovir is an anti-viral and amoxicillin an antibiotic. They can be taken together. The real question is should you take an antibiotic for an upper respiratory condition which is most likely viral and most likely does not need an antibiotic.

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By peacelovemusic3022, Community Member— Last Modified: 05/22/14, First Published: 09/15/11