Medical preparation "Genferon" - candles, safe for children
Medicine "Genferon" - candles, which are a combination medication. Their action is due to the constituent components. The drug is a local immunomodulatory agent.
Medical preparation "Genferon" - candles, which include interferon-alpha type 2. It has antimicrobial, antiviral and immunomodulatory effects. Under its influence, the activity of killer cells, phagocytes, T-helper cells, as well as the intensity of B-lymphocyte production, is greatly enhanced. Thanks to interferon, leukocytes are activated, which are contained in each layer of the mucous membrane. This ensures their inclusion in the processes of elimination of the primary foci of pathology and the restoration of the production of immunoglobulin A. Interferon-alpha type 2 itself actively inhibits the transcription and replication of chlamydia and viruses. The taurine in their composition has hepatoprotective and membrane-protective functions.In addition, it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, as well as accelerates regenerative processes in tissues. Benzocaine present in the drug is a local anesthetic. It reduces the membrane permeability of cells for sodium ions. In addition, it blocks the transmission of nerve impulses and displaces calcium ions from receptors. All this allows to prevent the occurrence of pain in the nerve endings and transfer them further. Doctors consider this drug effective and safe.
The drug "Genferon" - candles, which are produced in variations with different dosages. This makes it convenient to select drugs for people of different ages. On sale are candles for 125, 250, 500 thousand units. and for 1 million units. The most common is the medical preparation "Genferon" 500,000 units.
Children under the age of six, as a rule, are prescribed candles of 125 thousand units. Starting from the age of six, doctors prescribe 250 thousand units. In case of inflammatory diseases of the urogenital tract of an infectious nature, women are prescribed an intravaginal medication for women. As a rule, these are suppositories for 250 or 500 thousand units. (depends on the severity of the disease). They must be entered twice a day for ten days.If the disease is chronic, then the medication is prescribed for a longer period: from 1 to 3 months, one candle every other day. In case of inflammatory processes of the urogenital system of an infectious nature in men, the medicine is prescribed rectally: 1 suppository (0.5-1 million units) for ten days twice a day. Medical preparation "Genferon" - candles, which are considered among the safest. No cases of overdose with this medicine have yet been reported.
Combined use with antibiotic and antimicrobial medications, which are used to treat infectious urogenital pathologies, increases the effectiveness of the drug "Genferon". Combination with ascorbic acid and vitamin E also increases the effectiveness of candles. Combined use with anticholinesterase agents and NSAIDs potentiates the action of benzocaine. However, the simultaneous use of suppositories with sulfonamides reduces the antibacterial efficacy of the latter.
In both the vaginal and rectal mode of administration, interferon-alpha type 2 is absorbed through the mucous membrane and enters the adjacent tissues and lymphatic system.This ensures the systemic effect of the medical product. Due to the fixation (partial) on the mucous cells, local activity of the drug is achieved. The level of serum interferon decreases 12 hours after the administration of the suppository. Therefore, there is a need to re-use candles
Indications for use
Medical preparation "Genferon" - candles, which are used in the complex treatment of infections of the urogenital tract. These include:
It should be understood that before using the drug, it is necessary to consult a doctor, as self-treatment not only does not always produce a result, but can also be dangerous to health.
Side effects and contraindications
When using the "Genferon" medication in rare cases, there are side effects: skin rashes and itching. However, these phenomena are completely reversible. They disappear approximately in three days after drug withdrawal or reduction of its dose. The introduction of the drug in the dosage of 10 million units. per day increases the risk of side effects such as:
- from the hematopoietic system - thrombocytopenia or leukopenia;
- increased sweating, fever, myalgia, high fatigue.
If this symptom is observed, it should be immediately reported to the doctor. The therapy may have to be suspended. The only contraindication to the use of the drug "Genferon" is hypersensitivity to its components.
Use during pregnancy and lactation
If there is an urgent need to use the medication during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy, it is necessary to evaluate the expected beneficial effect for the mother and the risks to the baby. The drug "Genferon" has proven itself for pregnant women and the fetus as safe. However, the doctor must necessarily choose an individual dosage, as well as the timing of the use of suppositories. The regimen is developed taking into account the severity of the disease and the dynamics of its progression. The medical preparation "Genferon" is often prescribed in combination with other antimicrobial agents. Additionally, vitamins E and C are also prescribed. It happens that the medicine is prescribed for the prevention of such illnesses as cytomegalovirus infection or herpes. These diseases are considered very dangerous for the fetus. Therefore, in cases where the doctor decides to take additional measures so that the child is not harmed by the infection, he can prescribe the drug as a prophylactic agent.
Suppositories "Genferon" for children
Modern pediatricians are often prescribed for prophylactic purposes and for the fight against infections immunostimulating drugs. Candles "Genferon" increase the immunity of the child, have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. The drug is safe for children, but it is a very effective immunomodulatory agent. Its use can significantly accelerate recovery. The drug is usually prescribed as an integral part of a therapeutic complex against colds and ARVI. The use of funds for prophylactic purposes allows to reduce the frequency of colds, to make them less severe and long-lasting.
Storage conditions and special instructions
Means "Genferon" - candles that need to be stored out of the reach of children. Temperature range - 2-8 ° C. Usually, the drug is usable for two years. After the expiration date of the drug can not be applied. The drug must be carefully prescribed to patients with autoimmune and allergic diseases in the acute stage. It is necessary to adequately assess the risks for these patients.