Anaferon has virtually no contraindications for use, because it contains homeopathic (ie very small) dose of active principle. However, some of patients the drug should be used with caution, and sometimes only on prescription.
Why anaferon almost no contraindications
Anaferon - a homeopathic remedy with antiviral and immunomodulatory properties, active substance is included in his midget doses. Therefore anaferon almost no side effects. It is also impossible to overdose - overdoses are associated only with the adjuvants.
Active ingredient anaferon - a homeopathic dilutions of antibodies to interferon-gamma. Interferon is a protein that has antiviral properties, the cells begin to produce its active only during virus infections. It is found that the effect on tissue cells is very low doses of antibodies to interferon in cells stimulates early forms of this substance - alpha- and beta-interferons.
Anaferon also stimulates the body's defenses patient - cellular and humoral immunity. This feature allows you to take anaferon also in acute infections of bacterial or fungal origin.
Anaferon active against the virus that causes SARS, enterovirus and rotavirus (which causes intestinal infection), herpes virus, tick-borne encephalitis and others.
What side effects may give anaferon
Contained in Anaferon
Anaferon - activates antiviral immunity
ultralow doses of antibodies may have only focused on the impact on cells, without causing side effects. There are only individual intolerance reactions allergic and nonallergic nature of the drug.
Side effects can develop primarily due to the excipients included in the anaferon. Auxiliary substances primarily include lactose or milk sugar, upon receipt of a large number of tablets (e.g., herpes take 8 tablets per day) can cause discomfort and pain in the abdomen
Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
, Diarrhea and flatulence. A particularly unpleasant side effects of this kind may develop in patients with lactose intolerance because of the deficiency of the enzyme for its digestion (lactase), as well as malabsorption of simple sugars.
Can I take anaferon without prescription
Anaferon can begin to take without a prescription in acute viral respiratory tract infections. Available in adult and children's anaferon. Children anaferon can take children and adolescents under 18 years of age. When you are an adult or a child's temperature, cough and runny nose can immediately start taking anaferon, which takes effect immediately, stimulating the formation of interferon as well as cellular and humoral immunity
Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults
. You can start taking anaferon and bacterial infection - it will stimulate the immune system, allowing the body to cope with the infection.
When intestinal infections decision to admit anaferon provide better doctor as 7 tablets, to be taken during the first day may intensify the unpleasant symptoms of the presence of a large number of tablets of milk sugar.
When herpes infection, such as "cold" on the lips, anaferon can start taking immediately and independently. If other symptoms of viral infection is not (eg, cough, runny nose, high temperature and so on), it is possible to lead a normal life.
Well familiar with the treatment and prevention of exacerbations of the disease, patients with genital herpes. They take on a tablet 8 times a day during the first three days of aggravation, and then tablet 4 times a day for up to a month. For the prevention of disease, is sufficient to take anaferon on a tablet a day.
In immunodeficiency the dose and duration of its use determined by the physician.
In some cases, anaferon contraindicated
Anaferon contraindicated if you are hypersensitive drug, and also in the case where the patient has lactase deficiency or malabsorption of simple sugars in the small intestine. Anaferon adults not indicated for children and adolescents under 18 years of age, and children anaferon not indicated for children under age of one month.
With caution and only on prescription anaferon should be used during pregnancy and nursing
Breastfeeding - a personal choice
feeding. Such precautions are necessary because the manufacturer will conduct clinical trials of the drug in pregnant women and nursing mothers.
Anaferon has virtually no contraindications, but if they are still reflected in the instructions, they should be respected. Sticking to such a facility should be especially pregnant women and women who breastfeed.