Anaferon is a homeopathic remedy that until recently was reflected in the instructions to the drug. But some time ago, manufacturers have developed a new instruction, where the word "homeopathic" is not mentioned. Anaferon Now refers to a group of drugs activating antiviral immunity.
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If you read the instructions, you will notice that the dosage of active substances in this preparation has not changed. It is no more than 10-15 ng / g, that is, the appropriate dosages of homeopathic remedies.
In recent years, interest in homeopathy
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in our country has increased significantly, it is associated with the advent of in our market quality homeopathic medicines German pharmaceutical company Hel, whose effectiveness has been verified by many physicians in practice.
Domestic pharmaceutical companies also produce homeopathic remedies, which include, including anaferon. This medication is available for quite a long time and is very popular. Very often it is prescribed pediatricians, since besides anaferon to treat adults and children is available yet anaferon that should be given up to 18 years. Children anaferon different from adult breeding active principle - it is believed that breeding children anaferon longer right for the child's body.
Action anaferon based on the fact that it contains antibodies to the antiviral protein interferon stimulate tissue cells forming their own endogenous interferon. Endogenous IFN synthesized tissue cells of the organism, in contrast to the exogenous interferon, which is input from the outside in the form of tablets or injection. Anaferon peculiarity is that it stimulates the production of interferons early, thereby suppress viral infection early in the disease. It is therefore important to start taking it for viral infections as early as possible.
Anaferon is active against viruses that cause upper respiratory tract infection (including the flu), herpes infection (cold sores on the lips, genital herpes, chicken pox, shingles), encephalitis, intestinal infections.
In addition to purely antiviral action anaferon positive effect on the immune system
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. It activates cellular immunity, including phagocytosis - absorption and dissolution of immune cells inside pathogens of any origin (virus, bacteria, protozoa, fungi).
Activated and humoral immunity - antibodies
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to the infectious agent. Especially important is that under the influence of increased education anaferon immunoglobulin A (IgA), which operates in boundary conditions on the mucous membranes, destroying the "enemy" immediately after its introduction into the body.
When and how to take anaferon
Anaferon - a drug, tablets which are intended for dissolution in the oral cavity. In acute respiratory viral infections (ARI) anaferon can start taking before the arrival of the doctor, and then continue taking it as part of a treatment prescribed by a specialist.
Manufacturers anaferon especially insist that patients begin taking it as soon as possible: early forms of interferon immediately begin to fight against viral infection. Therefore anaferon first two hours to take very often, every thirty minutes, and then during the first day taking three more times. On the following day, to the recovery of the drug is taken three times a day. Prevention of SARS and the flu can also be performed using anaferon. To do this, in the season when these diseases are prevalent anaferon take a tablet a day for a long time, it is possible during the autumn-winter period.
When anaferon intestinal infections can also be taken. It helps in intestinal infections like viral and bacterial, as activates the body's defenses. Take it with these infections as well as with SARS.
Herpes during acute anaferon take a tablet 8 times a day during the first three days and then for tablet 4 times a day for three or four weeks.
Immunodeficiency states and bacterial infections require individual purpose anaferon
Anaferon - activates antiviral immunity
Anaferon virtually no side effects, does not cause poisoning and almost no contraindications, except for individual intolerance. Pregnant women and nursing mothers are advised to take it only on prescription. Children and adolescents under 18 years is prescribed for children anaferon.