Anaferon is an antiviral drug. It is used to treat and prevent various infections. The drug activates the immune system and promotes the production of antibodies that help to cope with the disease.
"Anaferon" is prescribed for the prevention and treatment of influenza and ARVI, viral and bacterial infections, acute and chronic forms of herpes. In addition, the drug is used to treat infections caused by rotaviruses, enteroviruses, and tick-borne encephalitis virus. Anaferon can be used alone or as part of a complex therapy.
The Anaferon tablet must be kept in the mouth until it dissolves. Children and adolescents are recommended to give "Anaferon for children". When treating babies up to 3 years old, the tablet of the drug can be pre-dissolved in 1 tablespoon of water. The medicine should not be given to children younger than 1 month old. You need to take the drug at regular intervals.
Therapy should be started at the first sign of an acute viral infection. During the first two hours, the drug "Anaferon" should be taken every 30 minutes, 1 tablet. Further, during the first day of the disease, 3 more doses of the drug should be taken, also 1 tablet each. Starting from the second day of illness, 1 tablet of "Anaferon" is prescribed 3 times a day. Therapy should be carried out until complete recovery.
In cases where there is no noticeable improvement in the condition on the 3rd day of treatment for ARVI and influenza, it is imperative to consult a doctor. During epidemics of respiratory diseases, the drug "Anaferon" can be taken for prophylaxis. The dosage in this case is 1 tablet per day. Preventive therapy should be carried out within 1-3 months.
When treating genital herpes, treatment will depend on the complexity of the disease. In the acute stage, during the first three days, it is necessary to take 1 tablet of the drug "Anaferon" with a frequency of 8 times a day. Further, the medicine is used 4 times a day - also 1 tablet for 3 or more weeks. For the prevention of recurrence of herpes, 1 tablet per day is indicated. The duration of therapy is determined individually. In some cases, it can last 6 months.
For immunodeficiency states and the treatment of bacterial infections, a daily intake of 1 tablet is indicated. The course of treatment depends on the patient's condition. If necessary, treatment with "Anaferon" can be supplemented by taking other medicines. The decision on their appointment is made by the doctor.