What do you think of the antivirals Amantadine and ViraClear for Epstein Barr?

Published: April 4, 2013

Dear Dr. Teitelbaum: I've been tired for 5 years. Recently my alternative physician, Dr. Barry Elson (who is listed in your list of doctors) gave me the early antigen test for Epstein Barr and told me that I have an active Epstein Barr infection. He prescribed 3 things: Amantadine, monolauren, and ViraClear. I have seen no mention of Amantadine in your book From Fatigued to Fantastic or in this website and I was wondering what you thought of that antiviral drug. Also I was wondering if you think ViraClear might be of any use. Thanks very much for your answer!


The Monolaurin and Amantadine can be helpful. I am not familiar with the Vira Clear. L&B Dr T

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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