Viferon candles user guide
- Viferon candles user guide
- Form of formulation and composition of the preparation
- Pharmacological properties of the drug
- Indications for use of the drug
- Dosing and Administration
- Use of the drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Side effects
- Interaction of the drug with other drugs
- special instructions
- Analogues of the suppository Wiferon
- Conditions of dispensing and storage of the drug
- Candles Viferon price
Candles Viferon is a powerful immunostimulating agent with a pronounced antiviral effect.
Form of formulation and composition of the preparation
The drug Viferon is available in the form of suppositories intended for administration to the rectum. Suppositories white or yellowish color, oblong with sharp tip on one side.
Each candle contains active active substance - human recombinant interferon 150,000 IU, 500,000 IU, 1,000,000 IU or 3,000,000 IU, as well as auxiliary components: alpha-tocopherol acetate, polysorbate, cocoa butter, fat, ascorbic acid.
The candles are packed in a cardboard box in 5 or 10 pieces.
Pharmacological properties of the drug
The main active component of suppositories is human interferon, which has a powerful immune-stimulating and antiviral effect.
Interferon, when it enters the common bloodstream, promotes the activation of protective forces and the recognition of pathogenic pathogens by macrophage cells.
Thanks to the ascorbic acid included in the candles, the antiviral effect of the drug increases several times.
Alpha-tocopherol acetate is a powerful antioxidant, which allows you to protect the patient's body from free radicals. This substance has a pronounced anti-inflammatory and regenerating effect.
Against the background of Viferon therapy, physicians manage to reduce therapeutic doses of antibiotics or other drugs for oral administration, and also shorten the duration of treatment. This, in turn, significantly reduces the risk of liver damage and other serious complications in patients on the background of prolonged drug therapy.
The cocoa butter that is part of the suppository allows pharmacists to abandon the use of synthetic emulsifiers, which can adversely affect the body, causing it to be poisoned .
Indications for use of the drug
Rectal suppositories Viferon are indicated to patients for the treatment and prevention of the following conditions:
- Complex treatment of infections and viral diseases in pediatric practice, including in newborns or premature babies born after 34 weeks of gestation;
- As part of complex therapy of influenza, parainfluenza, pneumonia, sepsis, herpes, cytomegalovirus, chlamydia infection, meningitis, mycoplasmosis, candidiasis, enterovirus infection;
- Treatment of viral hepatitis of chronic course in adults and children;
- Cirrhosis of the liver as a part of complex therapy;
- ORVI or complications against the background of not timely begun therapy of a viral infection.
- The drug is also prescribed in order to prevent the development of a viral infection with direct contact with a sick person or with a strong supercooling of the body.
The drug Viferon is not prescribed to patients with an individual intolerance to the components of the suppository, as well as to pregnant women in the first trimester.
Dosing and Administration
Suppositories are intended for rectal use. Depending on the age, body weight, indications and individual characteristics of the body, patients are prescribed a certain daily dose of the drug.
According to the instruction for the complex treatment of intrauterine infections and other pathologies in newborns or premature babies born after 34 weeks of gestation, 1 suppository is prescribed per rectum with a dosage of 150,000 IU twice a day for 5-7 days. Preterm infants who were born before 34 pregnancies for the prevention and treatment of intrauterine infection and complicated pneumonia are prescribed 1 suppository rectally once a day with a dosage of 150,000 IU. The duration of the course of therapy is at least 5 days.
For some infections, newborns and premature babies need 2 courses of therapy at intervals of 5 days. That is, the drug is used for 5 days, followed by 5 days of interruption, after which again 5 days of treatment with Viferon. To such infections concern: a clamidiosis , a cytomegalovirus , a pneumonia, ORVI, the complicated virus diseases, a candidiasis, a meningitis, a herpes.
In the complex treatment of hepatitis B, C and D chronic viral hepatitis in children older than half a year prescribe 1 candle rectally once a day with a dosage of 500,000 IU, children up to 6 months of 1 candle twice a day with a dosage of 150,000 IU. The duration of the course of therapy is determined by the physician in a strictly individual order, depending on the indices of blood tests.
Adults with chronic viral hepatitis should receive 1 suppository rectally 2 times a day with a dosage of 3 million IU. The duration of the course of therapy is at least 10 days, then the dose is reduced under the supervision of a doctor and depending on the blood picture.
In the complex therapy for various urogenital infections (chlamydia, ureaplasmosis, trichomoniasis, gardrenellosis, mycoplasmosis, vaginal candidiasis, bacterial vaginosis), patients are prescribed 1 suppository rectally 2 times a day with a dosage of 500,000 IU or once a day with a dosage of 1,000,000 IU. The duration of treatment is at least 5 days. If necessary, you can undergo a second course of therapy with an interval of 5 days. During the therapy of urogenital infections, sexual contact should be avoided.
With herpetic infection, including genital herpes, patients are prescribed as part of the complex therapy of Viferon suppository 2 times a day with a dosage of 1,000,000 IU. It is important to understand that the earlier treatment begins, the higher the therapeutic effect of the drug will be with respect to herpes viruses.
In acute viral infections, including influenza and parainfluenza, patients are prescribed 1 suppository rectally 2 times a day with a dosage of 500,000 IU for 5-7 days. Children over 1 year are prescribed 1 candle per rectum with a dosage of 150,000 IU twice a day.
Use of the drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Candles Viferon with any dosage of interferon are allowed for use by pregnant women not earlier than 14 weeks. Until this point, the use of the drug is contraindicated in the absence of reliable data on the safety of the active ingredients on the development of the fetus and the course of pregnancy. Starting from the 14th week of pregnancy, the daily dose of the drug and the duration of the course of therapy are determined by the doctor, depending on the indications and individual characteristics of the organism of the pregnant woman.
During the period of breastfeeding, the supplements Viferon can be used to treat and prevent the above conditions according to the instructions.
The drug Viferon is well tolerated by patients, but with individual hypersensitivity to the components of the suppository, the following side effects may develop:
- Allergic skin reactions;
- Burning in the anus when you insert a candle;
- Discomfort in the rectum.
These phenomena are not dangerous and do not require the abolition of drug therapy.
Data on the drug overdose Viferon in medicine are not available, however, in order to prevent negative reactions, it is not recommended to exceed the dose indicated by the doctor.
Interaction of the drug with other drugs
Rectal suppositories of Viferon are perfectly combined with almost all medications.
The human recombinant interferon that is part of the candles enhances the therapeutic effect of oral antiviral agents, antibiotics, antimicrobials, immunostimulants and adaptogens. Despite good compatibility with other medicinal products, the patient should inform the doctor about their use during the appointment of Viferon.
To effectively absorb the active ingredient of the suppository, the patient needs to monitor the regular operation of the intestine. With chronic constipation before the introduction of a candle into the rectum, it is advisable to make a cleansing enema.
Analogues of the suppository Wiferon
In pharmacies, you can find a number of drugs that in their composition and therapeutic effect are similar to rectal suppositories Viferon. These drugs include:
Conditions of dispensing and storage of the drug
The drug Viferon in the form of suppositories is dispensed in pharmacies without a doctor's prescription. Keep candles away from children at a temperature of no more than 10 degrees (preferably in the refrigerator) in the original packaging. Shelf life is 2 years from the date of manufacture. At the end of the expiration date, the drug should be discarded.
Candles Viferon price
Viferon candles 500000 IU - 320-390 rub.
Viferon candles 1,000,000 IU - 450-560 rub.
Viferon candles 3000000 IU - 800-930 rub.