Why have I been prescribed Oseltamivir instead of antibiotics for a viral infection?
Dear Ma'am, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns but the flu is caused by influenza virus, this is why you have been prescribed oseltamivir which is an antiviral that blocks the action of influenza A and B viruses.. Antibiotics are designed to treat bacterial infection which is not the case and antibiotics will not provide you with any benefit in treating your influenza viral infection.
I hope I answered your question..if you don't have any other clarifications then please close the discussion.
Dr. Salah Saad Shoman
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