- Viferon - effective for immune reconstitution
- Properties and application
Viferon - a drug, which includes a recombinant (prepared by genetic engineering method from bacteria) interferon-alpha - a protein that is produced in the human body and protects it from infection in the first place - by a virus.
How does viferon
Viferon is the original drug developed domestic pharmaceutical company "Feron". A feature of this preparation is formulated as rectal suppositories, a gel and ointment. The main active substance viferona is human recombinant interferon-alpha, but have effects on the body and adjuvants - tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E, it is found in all dosage forms) and ascorbic acid (contained only in candles). In a rectal suppository viferona contained 150,000 IU (Viferon-1) 500 000 IU (Viferon-2), 1,000,000 IU (Viferon-3) or 3,000,000 IU (Viferon-4), interferon-alpha. In 1 g of ointment contains viferon 40000, and 1 ml of gel - 36,000 IU interferon-alpha.
Action viferona - a complex effect on the body of all its constituent components. Interferon inhibits the activity and the multiplication of viruses and chlamydia
Chlamydia: insidious and widespread disease
It stimulates the immune system and inhibits the proliferation of cells of the tissue tumors.
Additional components that make up the viferona have a strong antioxidant effect (suppress the toxic effects of free radicals). This action significantly increases the effects of interferon, since for any infection reduced antioxidant activity of blood plasma, which causes damage to cell membranes of tissues, increasing their permeability to viruses. In addition, the toxic effects of free radicals reduces the effect of interferon, contributing to its rapid inactivation. As a result of the introduction of the additional components viferona its antiviral activity is increased by at least ten times, amplified and its stimulating effect on certain parts of immunity.
Vitamins C and E regulate redox reaction, carbohydrate metabolism (and hence energy), protein metabolism, promote tissue repair and protect tissue cells from the negative effects of drugs.
It has the meaning and the dosage form viferona. Rectal suppositories provide prolonged action of the drug and the ointment and gel protect against viruses skin and mucous membranes. Another feature viferona is the lack of side effects, which are almost always present in the application of interferon, especially when administered parenterally (bypassing the gastrointestinal tract, i.e. by injection) administration.
Indications and contraindications
Candles viferon used in many infectious and inflammatory diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi. It is used in the complex therapy that can significantly reduce the dose of antibacterial and antiviral agents, and a long course of treatment.
Use candles viferon-1 can even newborns with acute respiratory infection (ARI), pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis, fungal infections (candidiasis), intrauterine infection.
The widespread use of candles viferon found in the treatment of cystitis and pyelonephritis in children and adults, and various genital infections associated with impaired immunity (candidiasis, chlamydia, papillomatosis, genital herpes, mycoplasmosis
Mycoplasmosis - infection does not always equal disease
and others), acute and chronic prostatitis. Viferon not contraindicated during pregnancy (it can be used after the 14th week) and nursing
Breastfeeding - a personal choice
breast that can significantly reduce the dose of drugs and the duration of their use in this group of patients.
The widespread use of candles viferon found in the treatment of chronic viral hepatitis, SARS (including influenza), especially complicated by bacterial infection, mumps (mumps), diphtheria, tick-borne encephalitis. There is evidence that viferon helps relieve inflammation and pain in the joints
Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?
in some forms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Viferon gel is applied to the nasal mucosa for the treatment and prevention of influenza and SARS, as well as the genital mucosa of women with genital viral infections. The ointment is applied to the skin and mucous membranes when herpes, genital warts and other viral lesions of the skin and mucous membranes.
Contraindications for the use of rectal suppositories viferon is the increased sensitivity to the body of the patient and the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Ointment and gel viferon only contraindication is hypersensitivity of the patient to the drug.
From the side reactions viferona only known allergic reactions.
Viferon is the drug of choice for the majority of viral and bacterial infections.