Anaferon: instructions for use
Tablets Anaferon for adults belong to the group of homeopathic remedies, which have an immunomodulating effect and a pronounced antiviral effect. By activating certain parts of the human immune system, gamma - interferon naturally develops, which stimulates the work of immunity, directed at combating infection of the viral nature. This property of the drug contributes to the fastest release from the symptoms of colds, getting rid of stuffy nose, coughing, sore throat, lachrymation and rhinitis. When ingested on the mucous membranes of the oral cavity Anaferon shows a pronounced antiviral effect. In parallel, the likelihood of joining a bacterial infection decreases, as well as the occurrence of superinfection. Usually, when combining the drug Anaferon with other anti-inflammatory or heat-reducing agents, their dose is reduced. The effectiveness of Anaferon in the therapy and prevention of various respiratory diseases is proved. Most often, the drug is prescribed against herpes viruses, influenza, enterovirus. The agent is active against tick-borne encephalitis and coronavirus viruses, as well as the avian influenza virus.
Form of issue and composition
Anaferon is available in tablet form. The blister contains 20 tablets. It is packed in a cardboard individual package containing data on the series and the term of validity. In addition to the blister pack, there is an instruction describing the preparation. Use the product by slow resorption in the oral cavity.
Anaferon tablets include 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 in the following diseases:
- Acute respiratory diseases, which were provoked by viral pathogens;
- Prevention of all kinds of complications that can develop during an acute viral respiratory disease;
- Cytomegalovirus infection;
- Herpetic infection in the chronic or acute phase. Often the appointment of Anaferon is required for genital herpes, infectious mononucleosis, adenovirus, chicken pox;
- In the complex therapy of mixed and bacterial infections;
- Treatment of infections that developed against the background of immunodeficiency states, as well as the prevention of such diseases.
To treat children under the age of 18, children's Anaferon is used. Anaferon for adults is allowed to use for persons who have reached the specified age. The main contraindication is the existing hypersensitivity to any component of the drug or to the additional substance specified in the instructions. During breastfeeding or lactation, the permission of the attending physician is required.
Dosing and Administration
Adult people should use the drug by prolonged absorption in the oral cavity strictly between meals. Keep the tablet in your mouth until completely dissolved. The scheme of admission for diseases of different etiologies is different. Only dosage of the drug is invariable - 1 tablet under the tongue.
In the treatment of respiratory infections of viral nature, neuroinfections, intestinal diseases provoked by viruses, the flu should begin treatment as early as possible. In the first 2 hours, Anaferon should be used every half an hour. After that, during the first 24 hours of the disease, 3 more doses are administered at approximately the same time intervals. From the second day to the full recovery is recommended the standard reception of 1 tablet under the tongue three times a day. If the visible effect does not occur after 3 days of application under the scheme - it is necessary to address to the doctor immediately for specification of 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 1 month later.
Treatment of genital herpes has a different pattern. When it worsens in the first 3 days should be taken 8 times a day for 1 tablet under the tongue. The 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 prevention of possible exacerbations of herpetic diseases reception of Anaferon is performed once a day for 1 tablet. The duration of therapy is determined by the doctor. Sometimes the preventive course takes about six months.
Prevention and therapy of immunodeficiency states passes according to the scheme of 1 dose per day once. The duration of the course is determined by the doctor.
For emergency prevention, for example, after a tick bite, you should take a course of Anaferon with a duration of 21 days. The required dosage is 1 tablet three times a day.
If necessary, joint reception with other symptomatic or antiviral drugs is possible.
The agent is considered safe, rare reactions of an individual character are possible in the form of hypersensitivity to components. There is a possibility of dyspeptic complications when the dosage recommended in the instructions is increased. A small laxative effect is due to the presence of additional components in the composition of tablets.
If the patient has congenital galactosemia, Anaferon should not be used. Restrictions of use also concern people with insufficient assimilability of lactase, galactose or glucose, malabsorption syndrome. There is no information on the safety of Anaferon in nursing mothers and women bearing a child. These groups of individuals are allowed to use the drug only for medical purposes.
Incompatibility of the components of the drug with other means is absent, therefore, concurrent administration of Anaferon with other medicinal substances is permitted.
Influence on concentration of attention Anaferon does not render. Restrictions on the management of vehicles does not exist.
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. Anaferon is stored for 3 years. OTC leave.
Anaferon - a preparation homeopathic. On the pharmaceutical market, there is a huge assortment of other drugs that have an antiviral effect. The most famous and effective are Kagocel, Arbidol and Aflubin. The composition of these preparations is not identical. The appointment of a suitable method of treatment is within the competence of the doctor.
Prices for Anaferon adult
Anaferon tablets for resorption, 20 pcs. - from 185 rubles.