Antiviral medications are specifically prescribed for the treatment of infections strongly suspected to be caused by viruses, and not bacterial, fungus, parasites or other microorganisms. Unlike most antibacterial drugs, antiviral medications do not kill the pathogens; rather they inhibit their growth and development. Most antiviral drugs are relatively harmless to humans, so they can be used to treat viral infections.
In the Antiviral category, you will find antiviral drugs such as Generic Valtrex (valaciclovir) and Generic Zovirax (acyclovir), which are effective at treating viral infections such as herpes zoster, shingles, and cold sores. These antiviral drugs are designed to inhibit the growth and multiplication of the virus. In addition, they help decrease the severity and duration of the outbreaks, preventing the spread of the infection.