Tablets Kagocel stimulate the production of its own (endogenous) of the antiviral protein interferon, therefore, have an antiviral and immunomodulatory effects. This drug is prescribed mainly for the treatment and prevention of seasonal influenza and viral infections.
As acting tablets Kagocel
Kagocel - is an antiviral and immunomodeliruyuschy drug that is available in tablets of domestic pharmaceutical company Niarmedik Plus. Kagocel mechanism of action is based on the fact that it stimulates the production of interferon by all cells of the immune system which are involved in protecting the body from viral attacks (lymphocytes, macrophages, granulocytes, fibroblasts
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, Endothelial cells). This produces the so-called "late" interferon, which is composed of the alpha and beta - interferons, has a pronounced anti-viral effect.
Receiving Kagocel facilitates a dramatic increase in the quantity of interferon in the intestine within four hours after receiving the pills inside blood - after two days and the effect lasts about four to five days. The best effect in the treatment Kagocel achieved in the case where it does not begin to receive later the fourth day after onset. To prevent a viral infection it is best to start taking immediately after contact with the patient, but it is possible at a later date.
If the pill is absorbed into the blood only a fifth of the dose. But a day drug accumulates in the body, mainly in the liver and lungs, thymus, spleen, kidney, lymph nodes. Few Kagocel in adipose tissue, cardiac muscle, skeletal muscle, brain, blood plasma. Kagocel has substantial molecular weight, so hardly cross the blood brain barrier to the brain. The plasma is present mainly in protein-bound form and lipids.
Kagocel excreted from the body in the feces. Within a week after the start of the body is derived from almost 90% of the dose received, of which a large part of the intestines through the feces and small - through the kidneys in urine.
Indications and contraindications for receiving Kagocel
Admission Kagocel shows the flu and acute respiratory viral infections in adults and children older than six years. It is used for prevention of these diseases in the event of contact with the patient or during seasonal epidemics of viral infections. In addition, Kagocel indicated for the treatment of herpes
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Contraindications Kagocel are pregnant, breast-feeding
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feeding, child up to 6 years and idiosyncrasy of the drug. Contraindications mainly due to the fact that clinical studies have not been conducted in pregnant women and children. Nursing women should not take Kagocel as though he slightly, but still stands out with human milk.
During the laboratory tests it was found that Kagocel when administered at therapeutic doses do not appear to have any adverse effects on the human body. It is not mutagenic (does not cause genetic changes) and teratogenic (causes malformations in the fetus, if it is prescribed to pregnant female animals), embryotoxic (no toxic effects on the fetus) and oncogenic (causes cancer) properties.
Of the side effects of the drug were observed only allergic reaction. An overdose of the drug may, at the same time manufacturers recommend gastric lavage, activated charcoal to take
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and drink plenty of water. Kagocel usually very well tolerated and can be administered in conjunction with other anti-viral and anti-bacterial drugs.
How to take the tablets Kagocel
With the purpose of treatment of acute respiratory viral infections, including the flu, Kagocel appoint a special scheme: the first two days - two tablets three times a day, the next two days - a tablet three times a day (total - for four days 18 tablets). Children with the purpose of treatment is prescribed in the first two days - a tablet three times a day, two days later - on a tablet twice daily (total - four days of 10 tablets). To effect was maximal Kagocel, start taking it should be no later than the fourth day of the disease.
For the prevention of seasonal viral infections Kagocel administered weekly cycles: two days - two tablets once a day, and then make a break for five days, after which the cycle is repeated. If necessary Kagocel can take a month or more. Babies for the prevention of seasonal viral infections Kagocel as prescribed weekly cycles: two days - on a tablet once a day, a break for five days, after which the cycle can be repeated, if necessary.
With the purpose of treatment herpes appoint two tablets three times a day for five days.
Kagocel - it is a safe and effective antiviral drug.