Arbidol - it is a safe drug, in connection with which you can buy at a pharmacy without a prescription. Arbidol safety study was conducted on five kinds of animals (mice, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, dogs). In addition, clinical trials were conducted and arbidol in humans suffering from viral infections.
How does arbidol
The main effect of Arbidol - antiviral, it prevents viruses from entering the body's cells. But, in addition, arbidol stimulates the production of virus-infected cells, special antiviral protein - interferon
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Which protects against attack healthy cells infection. A healthy person's blood a little interferon, but when ingested viral infection amount it increases dramatically.
Arbidol helps the body cope with a bacterial infection, as it stimulates cell (increasing the number of phagocytes - cells that capture and digest pathogens) and humoral (antibody formation
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. Very often arbidol used in the treatment of chronic low-grade bacterial infection.
Results of laboratory and clinical tests
Laboratory tests arbidol conducted on a variety of mammalian species have established that it is a safe, low-toxic drug that has no adverse effects on the animals. Thus, the use of arbidol for six months, has not led to any changes in the body of animals.
It has been found that arbidol not cause changes in the mammalian blood biochemical parameters (i.e., metabolism) and tissue has no allergenic activity. It also does not cause malignant tumors, congenital malformations of offspring and negative effects on the central nervous system.
Investigation of oncogenic activity was carried out on animals in more than ten stages and lasted for more than two years. As a result, it was found that taking into arbidol and intraperitoneally administration does not increase the risk of malignant tumors. Moreover, it was found that arbidol able to prolong the life span of a sufficiently long time.
Laboratory tests were confirmed by clinical trials on almost 15 thousand patients of patients with viral diseases. After arbidol been approved for use, it took more than 20 years, and still has not been a single case of serious side effects with its use. Therefore arbidol widely used for both treatment and prophylaxis of viral infections in the general population.
The exception is pregnant women and nursing mothers, the purpose of which arbidol not contraindicated, but it is not recommended without the presence of vital evidence. In animal studies arbidol no negative influence on the development of the fetus and child bearing, but clinical trials in these patient population have not been conducted and therefore, even in spite of the convincing results of laboratory tests, one with certainty can not claim that arbidol not deny the negative actions in pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Sometimes arbidol still prescribed during pregnancy. This is done in the case where the intended benefits to the mother's body to be higher than the potential risks of using this drug for the body of the fetus. If there is a need for the appointment of arbidol woman who is breastfeeding, it is recommended during treatment to transfer the child to artificial feeding.
It was also found that arbidol does not affect the concentration and coordination of movements, so it can be administered to people involved in potentially hazardous activities, such as drivers of motor vehicles.
In some cases, you can not assign arbidol
First of all, arbidol not assigned when individual intolerance, which is fraught with the development of allergic reactions
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. Allergic reactions can occur in many ways, and as a minor skin rash and a severe allergy (angioneurotic edema, anaphylactic shock). Allergic reactions are the only side effect of Arbidol.
Do not appoint arbidol well before the age of three years. If arbidol used in the recommended therapeutic doses, it does not overdose.
Thus, numerous laboratory and clinical trials, as well as the experience of arbidol for more than 20 years have convincingly proved safe, well tolerated, a high therapeutic and prophylactic efficacy arbidol.