The main active ingredients of the drug are meglumine acridon acetate and methylglucamine in free form. Cycloferon has a wide spectrum of biological activity, providing a complex immunomodulating, anti-inflammatory, antiviral effect on the entire body. The drug reduces edema and increases the production and accumulation of interferon.
The drug is mainly concentrated in the mucous membranes, lungs, liver and spleen, as well as adjacent tissues. Active components easily pass through the encephalic barrier.
The drug is available in brown-gold tablets coated with a soluble coating. Form release - blisters for 10 units, five blisters in the package.
Cycloferon is especially effective in any infectious diseases of a viral nature, including hepatitis, influenza, herpes, papilloma, and even HIV.In addition, it prevents the growth of tumors of all kinds, suppresses autoimmune manifestations, and has an average antimicrobial effect. Visible manifestations of active action are observed a few hours after admission. The half-life of the drug is about six hours. The medicine does not accumulate in the body if the dosage and instructions for use are observed.
Indications for use
Cycloferon is used to treat a variety of diseases, both internally in the form of tablets and externally in the form of ointments. It is not used as a single agent, but is most often included in complex therapy in the treatment of:
- ARI and the
- herpes virus
- hepatitis virus nature
- expressed immunodeficiency after the transferred diseases
- HIV disease in the initial stages
Instruction for use
Accuratedosage and duration of the course, usually appointed by a qualified doctor. If no other circuit is assigned, the following parameters are used.
- Herpes - two tablets 1p.per day, for 23 days.
- ARI and other diseases of this spectrum - one-time 6 tablets, then three tablets once a day for five days.
- Viral hepatitis - 4 tablets per day for the first 23 days, then 4 tablets every three days for 3.5 months.
- Intestinal infections - two tablets / day for eight days. Next - 2 tablets every three days for 23 days.
- Neuroinfections - 3 tablets for 23 days, then three tablets every five days for 2.5 months.
- Immunodeficiency - 2 tablets in the throat for 23 days.
- HIV - 4 tablets / day for 23 days, after that 4 tablets every three days for three months.
This drug is also prescribed for children. At the same time for a child from four to six years, the above doses are reduced by three times. For children from seven to twelve years - in 1,5 times. Adolescents, whose age exceeds twelve years, are suitable for "adult" dosages of the drug.
Side effects and contraindications
In the vast majority of cases, Cycloferon is well tolerated by patients. In some cases, allergic reactions and their accompanying symptoms can be observed.
The drug is contraindicated in pregnancy and in the lactation period in women, because the active substance penetrates the placental barrier and enters the breast milk. Also, Cycloferon is not prescribed for children under the age of four, patients with cirrhosis of the liver, and also people who have a strong sensitivity to the components of the drug.
The drug does not affect the ability to drive cars, strengthens the actions of other medications based on interferon, is compatible with almost all known drugs, and also reduces the side effects of chemical therapy.
Very often I am sick with acute respiratory infections in winter, it's really some kind of trouble. Recently I use for treatment of cold and flu Cycloferon - basically, I am ill almost twice less on time and thus there are no relapses.
Oksana O., pediatrician
Assign Cycloferon to patients during seasonal outbreaks of influenza. This drug can be used for both treatment and prevention, the effect is quite strong and manifests somewhere about two days after the start of therapy.
Lida, 24 years old
Has started to treat herpes with herpes, for a long time I can not overcome it. While the result does not see, however, only the second day of the course, let's see what will happen next.
Alexander, Tyumen, 35 years
I was prescribed this drug for intestinal infection + a whole heap of others. I do not know whether he gave a tangible contribution or not, but he got to his feet on the fourth day. Asked for an extract and pulled from the hospital, although the doctor was good, "in the path" I prescribed a course for treatment at home. While everything is in order, it is alive and well)))