Are antibiotics effective in preventing or treating the COVID-19

No. Antibiotics do not work against viruses, they only work on bacterial infections. COVID-19 is caused by a virus, so antibiotics do not work. Antibiotics should not be used as a means of prevention or treatment of COVID-19. They should only be used as directed by a physician to treat a bacterial infection. 

Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 27 Feb 2020
Medical Author: Dr. med.