Anaferon: instructions for use
Tablets Anaferon for adults belong to the group of homeopathic remedies that have an immunomodulatory effect and a pronounced antiviral effect. With the help of activation of certain parts of the human immune system, the natural formation of gamma - interferon occurs, which stimulates the work of immunity, aimed at combating infection of a viral nature. This property of the drug contributes to the rapid relief from cold symptoms, relief from nasal congestion, cough, sore throat, tearing and rhinitis. In contact with the mucous membranes of the oral cavity Anaferon exhibits a pronounced antiviral effect. In parallel, the likelihood of the addition of a bacterial infection, as well as the occurrence of superinfection, is reduced. Usually, when combining the drug Anaferon with other anti-inflammatory or heat-lowering agents, their dose is reduced. The effectiveness of Anaferon in the treatment and prevention of various respiratory diseases has been proven. Most often, the drug is prescribed against herpes viruses, influenza, enterovirus. The tool is active against tick-borne encephalitis viruses and coronavirus, as well as avian influenza virus.
Release form and composition
Anaferon is available in tablet form. Blister contains 20 tablets. It is packed in individual cardboard packaging containing data on the series and term of validity. In addition to the blister in the package is an instruction describing the drug. Use the tool by slow resorption in the oral cavity.
Anaferon tablets contain purified gamma - antibodies to the interferon of the human body in the form of a water - alcohol mixture containing active substances. Magnesium stearate, lactose and microcrystalline cellulose are also included as additional substances.
Indications for use
Anaferon is indicated for the following diseases:
- acute respiratory diseases that have been provoked by viral pathogens;
- prevention of all sorts of complications that may develop during acute viral respiratory disease;
- cytomegalovirus infection;
- herpes infection in the chronic or acute phase. Often the appointment of Anaferon is required for genital herpes, infectious mononucleosis, adenovirus, varicella;
- in the complex therapy of mixed and bacterial infections;
- treatment of infections that have developed on the background of immunodeficiency states, as well as the prevention of such diseases.
For the treatment of children under the age of 18 years, apply children's Anaferon. Anaferon for adults is allowed for use by persons who have reached the specified age. The main contraindication is the existing hypersensitivity to any component of the drug or an additional substance specified in the instructions. During breastfeeding or lactation requires the permission of the attending physician.
Dosing and Administration
Adults should use the drug by long-term resorption in the oral cavity strictly between meals. Hold the tablet in the mouth until dissolved. The regimen for diseases of different etiology is different. Only the dosage of the drug remains unchanged - 1 tablet under the tongue.
In the treatment of viral respiratory infections, neuroinfections, intestinal diseases provoked by viruses, with flu, treatment should be started as soon as possible. In the first 2 hours you need to apply Anaferon every half hour. After that, during the first days of the disease, 3 more doses of the drug are performed at approximately the same time intervals. From the second day until full recovery, it is recommended to take 1 tablet under the tongue three times a day. If the visible effect does not occur after 3 days of use according to the scheme, you should consult a doctor immediately to clarify the diagnosis. Prevention of the above diseases can be performed for 3 months in an unfavorable epidemiological period. For the purpose of prevention, the intake is reduced to 1 tablet per day. The minimum rate is 30 days. After the course of treatment with Anaferon, his next appointment is allowed no earlier than after 1 month.
Treatment of genital herpes has a different scheme. With its exacerbation in the first 3 days should be taken 8 times a day, 1 tablet under the tongue. Further course should not be less than 3 weeks. During this period, the required dosage is 1 tablet 4 times for 24 hours.
If there is a need for the prevention of possible exacerbations of herpetic diseases, Anferon is taken 1 time per day, 1 tablet. The duration of therapy is determined by the doctor. Sometimes the prophylactic course takes about six months.
Prevention and therapy of immunodeficiency states is carried out according to the scheme 1 dose per day once. The duration of the course is determined by the doctor.
For emergency prophylaxis, for example, after a tick bite, you should take a course with the drug Anaferon lasting for 21 days. The required dosage is 1 tablet three times a day.
If necessary, joint administration with other symptomatic or antiviral drugs is possible.
The product is considered safe; rare reactions of an individual nature are possible in the form of hypersensitivity to the components. There is a possibility of dyspeptic complications on the background of the increase in the recommended dosage in the instructions. A small laxative effect is caused by the presence of additional components in the composition of the tablets.
If the patient has congenital galactosemia, Anaferon is better not to use it. Limitations of use also apply to people with insufficient digestibility of lactase, galactose or glucose, malabsorption syndrome. There is no information about the safety of Anaferon in nursing mothers and women carrying a child. These groups of persons are allowed to use the drug only for medical purposes.
The incompatibility of the components of the drug with other means is absent, therefore, parallel use of Anaferon with other drugs is allowed.
Anaferon has no effect on concentration. There are no restrictions on driving.
Terms and conditions of storage
Anaferon should be stored in a dark and dry place, preferably in the original packaging, away from children. A suitable temperature regime can not exceed 25 degrees Celsius. Storage Anaferona permitted for 3 years. Holidays over-the-counter.
Anaferon is a homeopathic drug. In the pharmaceutical market there is a huge range of other products that have antiviral effects. The most famous and effective are Kagocel, Arbidol and Aflubin. The composition of these drugs is not identical. Appointment of a suitable method of treatment is within the competence of the doctor.
Prices Anaferon Adult
Anaferon lozenges, 20 pcs. - from 185 rubles.