At least once a year, almost everyone suffers from acute respiratory infections or flu. During illness, it is recommended to consult a doctor so that he prescribes you the necessary medication. In the case when you have no time to get sick or you want to strengthen the immune system, an antiviral agent like Anaferon will come to your aid. When the pharmacy doesn’t have this particular drug, you don’t have to get upset, because it has good counterparts that you can use.
How to take Anaferon?
One tablet of the drug contains a mixture of homeopathic substances, calcium and magnesium stearate, aerosil, lactose, MCC. Anaferon is recommended to be taken during the epidemic of colds for prevention and for their immediate treatment (influenza, ARVI, pharyngitis, acute respiratory infections, rhinitis, tracheobronchitis, etc.). This drug has proven itself to prevent complications from viral and bacterial infections.
Many therapists advise not to wait for the height of the disease, as soon as you feel unwell to start taking Anaferon according to the following method: 5 tablets in the first 2 hours with an interval between doses of 30 minutes, then take 3 tablets throughout the day at regular intervals. It turns out that on the first day you need to take a loading dose of Anaferon - 8 tablets. The following days, drink the drug 3 times a day until recovery. It should come on the 5th day, if there is no improvement, do not pull and visit the district therapist.
As a side effect, you may be allergic to secondary ingredients of the drug. In this case, it is necessary to immediately stop taking Anaferon and consult a doctor.
What can replace Anaferon?
In Anaferon there are a sufficient number of analogues that act no worse than the drug itself. Analogs differ in price (often cheaper) and auxiliary components, but help with the same diseases as Anaferon. Among the most popular analogues are "Kagocel", "Aflubin", "Ergoferon", "Viferon".
- Kagocel is a strongly pronounced antiviral agent that acts stronger than Anaferon, its spectrum of action is much wider. This drug even helps with enterovirus infections and chlamydia. Kagocel also contributes to the strengthening of immunity, resistance to diseases and the development of useful antibodies to fight viruses. This tool is somewhat more expensive than Anaferon, and as side effects - the strongest allergic reactions, so it is strictly prohibited to take pregnant and lactating women, as well as children under 6 years old.
- Ergoferon is a relative novelty in the pharmacological market, ideal for colds and viral diseases. The composition of this drug is another active ingredient, it blocks the development of viruses and increases the human immunity. Ergoferon will perfectly help during coryza, as its components contribute to the restoration of the nasopharyngeal mucosa. The cost of the drug varies from 300 to 500 rubles.
- Aflubin is a good homeopathic analogue of Anaferon (mostly children), which pediatricians often prescribe for children. In its composition you can find extracts of aconite, bryonia and gentian. Aflubin copes with inflammatory processes in the body, helps to normalize the temperature and improves immunity. This remedy is effective for colds and flu, but it is recommended to use it with caution for pregnant women and very young children. It is budget and practically does not cause side effects.
- Viferon is the cheapest analog Anaferon at the price, which is produced in the form of suppositories. Its action is aimed at stimulating human immunity, and is prescribed to treat people who suffer not only from colds, but also during hepatitis, plasmosis, herpes and chlamydia. Reception Viferon should be taken only on the recommendation of the attending physician and under his supervision.
Anaferon - a modern antiviral agent aimed at the treatment of colds. It can be found in almost any pharmacy and buy without a doctor's prescription. In the event that you did not find this particular drug, you can replace it with an analogue, having previously studied the composition and specificity of the drug action.