Analogues of Viferon suppositories for children; review of the most effective drugs
One of the most popular antiviral agents in pediatrics is Viferon. It is available in several forms: ointment, gel, suppositories. Children usually appoint it in the form of rectal suppositories, as this is a convenient and safe way of administration.
What can replace Vifeiron suppositories for a child, which drugs should be better for children of different age groups, and does this medicine have analogs that are cheaper but not less effective? Let’s understand!
Composition and action of a popular remedy for children’s body
The main action is provided by interferon-α 2b. Interferons; it is a protein compound produced by the cells of the human body as a response to a collision with the virus.
Interferon-α is a leukocyte, that is, it is a product of the cells of the human immune system. But in this medicine, as in most others, it contains its recombinant, that is, artificially obtained variant.
It suppresses the activity of the virus, it has stimulating immunity and antiproliferative effect. It also causes a small antimicrobial effect by stimulating phagocyte cells.
The most effective use of it is in the early days of the disease, When the production of alpha-interferons in the body is reduced.