Anaferon and Anaferon Detsky are antiviral immunomodulatory agents. Used to treat and prevent many viral diseases.
Release form and composition
Anaferon is made in the form of lozenges for 20 pieces in a cellular packaging. In a carton pack there may be 1, 2 or 5 cellular packages. The active substance of this drug are antibodies to human gamma interferon affinity purified - 3 mg per dose, as well as auxiliary components: lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, MCC.
Indications for use
Indications for use Anaferon and Anaferon Children are the same. Preparations are prescribed:
- In acute viral respiratory infections, including for their prevention;
- For the treatment of infections caused by the herpes virus (chickenpox, genital herpes, infectious mononucleosis, labial herpes);
- With complex treatment and to prevent recurrent bursts of chronic herpes virus infection (including genital and labial herpes);
- For complex therapy and for the prevention of chronic and acute viral infections caused by coronavirus, tick-borne encephalitis virus, calicivirus, enterovirus, rotavirus;
- At various bacterial infections as part of complex therapy;
- With the complex treatment of secondary immunodeficiency states of various etiologies, as well as for the prevention and treatment of bacterial and viral infections.
Application Anaferona has a minimum of contraindications. It should not be consumed in case of hypersensitivity to the components of the drug, pregnant women and breastfeeding, as well as in autoimmune diseases. Patients under the age of 18 are advised to take Anaferon Pediatric.
Dosing and Administration
In the instructions to Anaferon indicated that the drug should be taken from three to six times a day, one tablet, depending on the severity of the disease. When the patient's condition improves, as a maintenance therapy, one tablet should be absorbed per day for 10 days. Children's Anaferon is prescribed for children from one month old. Anaferon is taken one tablet at a time, dissolving under the tongue. Children up to three years old can dilute the tablet in boiled warm water (1 tablespoon). The course of treatment depends on the disease:
- With intestinal infections, influenza, acute respiratory viral infections, neuroinfections, herpes infections, therapy should be started at the earliest possible time. If the first symptoms of an acute viral infection occur, take Anaferon every half hour, one tablet for the first two hours. Then on the first day you need to take another 3 tablets with equal intervals of time. Starting from the second day, one tablet is prescribed three times a day until all symptoms disappear. If on the third day of treatment the patient does not improve, consult a doctor. During the season of viral infections and flu, one pill per day can be taken as prophylaxis for 1-3 months;
- When symptoms of genital herpes appear, it is necessary to take Anaferon in the first three days, one tablet 8 times a day at regular intervals, then one tablet 4 times a day for three weeks. According to the instructions to Anaferon, supportive therapy should be carried out to prevent recurrences of herpes virus infection. To do this, you need to take one tablet per day for a long time - about six months;
- In the treatment and prevention of immunodeficiency states and as a complex treatment of various bacterial infections, one tablet per day is prescribed.
Side effects from the use of Anaferona have been identified. Possible allergic reaction to some components of the drug. Cases of overdose are unknown.
Anaferon is easily combined with any antiviral symptomatic agents. The use of Anaferon does not affect the patient's ability to drive. It should be borne in mind that among the components of the drug is lactose, so Anaferon is not recommended for people suffering from glucose malabsorption syndrome, galactosemia, as well as those who have congenital lactose deficiency.
Analogues Anaferona with the same active ingredient does not exist.
Terms and conditions of storage
The drug must be stored at temperatures up to 25 ° C for three years out of the reach of children.