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Cold & Infections Medications Center

Medications such as antihistamines, decongestants and fever reducers help relieve symptoms associated with colds and flu, but do not actually kill the virus. Antivirals inhibit the reproduction of certain viruses. Antibiotics, such as penicillin and tetracycline, kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria. Proper use of these drugs helps maintain their effectiveness.

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