Kagocel - Drug Usage

July 21, 2011

 Kagocel - guide
 In autumn and winter, when raging flu and other acute respiratory viral diseases, there is a great demand for antiviral drugs. But the really high quality of antivirals is not so much one of them is domestic Kagocel.

 Kagocel - Drug Usage

The mechanism of action of Kagocel

Kagocel (mezhdunardnogo name is not assigned) - a domestic antiviral and immunomodulatory agent, which is available in tablets. Priozvoditel (LLC "Niarmedik plus") defines this drug as an inducer of interferon synthesis Interferon - protects against diseases of the new century?  Interferon - protects against diseases of the new century?
 . The active ingredient is a polymer, which is based on cellulose and chemically firmly associated active molecules. The drug is little absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract (about twenty percent, which accounts for its high safety) actively acting on the immune cells located in the intestines. As a result of such exposure all the immune cells (T and B lymphocytes, macrophages, granulocytes, fibroblasts Fibroblasts: the mystery of the connective tissue  Fibroblasts: the mystery of the connective tissue
 , Endothelial cells) begin to produce interferon - the natural substances having an antiviral action.

Interferons - a low molecular weight proteins which are produced in humans and exhibit antiviral, immunomodulatory and other biological properties, including antitumour activity.

After oral administration of a single dose Kagocel interferon content in the intestines is greatly increased after four hours, and blood - two days, the content of interferon in the blood is kept increased to four - five days.

Since the amount of interferon in the blood increases sufficiently slowly, the effect of its reception occurs only if the elapsed from onset of the disease for at least four days. But it is most effective in the case where the treatment is initiated during the first hours of the disease.

After oral administration of the drug is absorbed into the blood, the cells of which are also beginning to produce interferon, most of it binds to blood proteins and distributed to organs and tissues, concentrating mainly in the liver. Withdrawal of the drug a week mainly with feces, but often in the urine.

 Kagocel - Drug Usage

Indications and contraindications for Kagocel

Take Kagocel recommended for acute respiratory viral infections and flu Influenza - expect the unexpected but always  Influenza - expect the unexpected but always
 , As well as herpes infections of various localization (including the genital herpes). To achieve the therapeutic effect of taking Kagocel must begin no later than the fourth day of the onset of the disease. Kagocel can be taken together with other antiviral agents, in this case it has no competitive action.

Contraindications reception Kagocel are hypersensitive to the drug, pregnancy and children up to six years. Obviously, clinical trials with these groups of patients were not carried out, as producers note that it is not mutagenic, and teratogenic (ie, does not cause malformations) are not carcinogenic (causes cancers) and does not have embryotoxic (toxic effects on the fetus ) acts obviously been found in laboratory tests of the drug.

 Kagocel - Drug Usage

How to take Kagocel

Kagocel applies to non-prescription drugs, however, before applying it is better to consult a doctor.

For the treatment of influenza and acute viral respiratory infections adults Kagocel administered within five days of the first two days - two tablets three times a day over the next two days - one tablet three times a day. Children over six years for the same purpose Kagocel appoint four days: the first two days - a tablet three times a day, in the next two days - on a tablet twice a day.

For the prevention of influenza and acute respiratory viral infections Kagocel appointed for two days on two tablets once a day, and then make a break for five days, five days, and repeat the course. Such cycles can optionally be carried out in a few months.

For the treatment of herpes Treatment of herpes - a serious problem  Treatment of herpes - a serious problem
   Adults appoint two tablets three times a day for five days.

Side effects producers say only possible allergic reactions.

In overdose Kagocel recommended to wash out the stomach by high fluid intake and subsequent vomiting. Kagocel should be stored in a dry, dark place at a temperature no higher than 25 ° C. The drug should certainly not be available for children. Shelf life - two years.

Kagocel - domestic product recommended by the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation for use as an antiviral and immunomodulatory agent.

Galina Romanenko

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Ointment for herpes - a wide range of funds

January 22, 2014

  • Ointment for herpes - a wide range of funds
  • Immunomodulatory drugs

 Ointment for herpes
 Ointment for herpes in particular can be used as self-treatment, and may be in combination with other drugs, including systemic action. Sometimes this ointment can be used independently, for example, herpes on the lips. When sex and herpes zoster ointment best choice to provide the doctor.


Antiviral ointment for herpes

Ointment against herpes acyclovir. Acyclovir against herpes is today the most common drug for external use. For the treatment of herpes infections most suitable acyclovir 5% cream. Zovirax Cream Zovirax - time-proven antiviral drug  Zovirax - time-proven antiviral drug
   herpes also a 5% cream and acyclovir.

Treatment with acyclovir herpes leads to the selective disruption of the interaction of the herpes virus and the cells in which it settles for reproduction. Cream herpes acyclovir Acyclovir - as it is safe?  Acyclovir - as it is safe?
   embedded in the development cycle of viruses in the stages of viral DNA synthesis and assembly of virus particles, suppress their synthesis, resulting in virus replication is inhibited. Acyclovir cream is better to start to apply at the beginning of the disease. It is applied to the skin or mucous membranes 5 times a day until complete disappearance of eruptions.

The best ointment for herpes lips fenistil pentsivir (more precisely, it is a cream). Active ingredient of this cream is an antiviral agent penciclovir, the effect of which far exceeds the effect of acyclovir. It blocks the virus and inhibit its reproduction. Apply cream fenistil pentsivir leads to faster recovery, reduce the intensity of pain and itching, reduce the period of allocation of the herpes virus in the inflammation.

The word "fenistil" in the name - a tribute to advertising in connection with the popular allergy medications fenistil, manufactured by the same pharmaceutical company Novartis (Switzerland).

The effective ointment for herpes fenistil pentsivir should start to apply as early as possible, at the first signs of herpes. But in the later stages of the drug has a positive effect: heals sores on the lips, reduces pain and itching, shortens the period of formation and removal of cover.

The cream is applied to the affected skin mouth every 2 hours for four days. Side effects Cream may manifest as burning, tingling or numbness of the skin immediately after application and does not require its cancellation. Cream is not indicated for children under 12 years.

2% and 5% ointment alpizarinovaya - antiviral agent derived from the leaves of mango. Alpizarinovaya ointment has antiviral, immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action. When herpetic lesions of the skin, including the shingles ointment applied to the affected skin twice a day for three weeks.

Oxolinic ointment herpes has antiviral effect, the active ingredient of the drug is oxoline possessing antiviral activity, including against influenza virus and herpes simplex virus. When herpes simplex Herpes simplex - in fact, not so simple  Herpes simplex - in fact, not so simple
   shingles and 3% oxolinic ointment applied to the affected skin or mucous membranes 2-3 times a day, course of treatment lasts from 2 weeks to 2 months.


Ointment for herpes with symptomatic action

10% zinc ointment Zinc ointment: hypoallergenic, availability, efficiency  Zinc ointment: hypoallergenic, availability, efficiency
   herpes has a symptomatic effect. It dries to be deposited on the surface of the wound and removes toxic substances, disinfects, removes good exudation and Moisture. When applied to the skin surface of the skin reduces the local manifestations of inflammation and irritation, it forms a protective coating on the skin, which reduces the impact on her irritating factors. Applied topically applying a thin layer of skin 2-3 times a day.


Ointment against herpes with antibiotics

Tetracycline ointment for herpes will help only if the disease is complicated by additional bacterial infection. Uncomplicated herpes tetracycline ointment to cure is impossible, as it has no antiviral effect.


Gel against herpes with antiviral action

The gel from the plant virus with antiviral and immunomodulatory properties panavir applied thinly to the affected skin or mucous membranes 5 times a day for 4-5 days. The treatment may be extended to 10 days.

Antiviral gel for external use Viru-Merz Serol used for herpes on the lips, and genital herpes zoster. The gel prevents the penetration of the herpes virus inside the cell, and the virus to the drug resistance does not develop. Shoots are characteristic manifestations of herpes infection, such as pain, burning and itching, reduces the duration of the disease, lengthen periods of remission.

Gel Viru-Merz Serol applied to the affected skin 3-5 times a day (more frequently if necessary), gently rubbing. The course of treatment - 5 days. Drug treatment should stop and consult a doctor if the two days after the drug is observed clinical improvement.