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Viferon suppositories for the prophylaxis of viral diseases in children (acute respiratory viral infection, influenza): features of the drug

Viferon: effective remedy for the prevention of viral diseases in children

Candles of Viferon; it is an antiviral and immunomodulating drug. It is used in viral diseases, it is used rectally. Many pediatricians recommend Viferon for the prevention of ARVI and other diseases that are caused by viruses. They are recommended for use in the autumn-winter period, when the risk of contracting infectious diseases is high.

Viferon candles are used both for the treatment of viral infections (influenza, ARVI, herpes), and for their prevention in children. They are prescribed often to ill children. Suppositories can be consumed even by premature babies, older than 34 weeks.

It depends on the state of the child, the place of his residence (the region is favorable or not), weight and a number of other indicators.

Candles Viferon are available in the form of rectal suppositories. The diameter is 10 millimeters (one centimeter).

Suppositories have heterogeneous color, color is whitish. The drug Viferon is also released in the form of a gel or ointment.

The active substance used in the production is the alpha 2b component of interferon. It protects the children’s body from viruses and other microorganisms, increases immunity and suppresses the multiplication of pathogens.


The preparation practically does not cause side effects. Extremely rare is the appearance of edema of the extremities or face.

The phenomenon is manifested if the child is allergic to candles. In this case, compulsory medical care is required. Call the ambulance or take the baby yourself to the hospital.

Also, with allergies, a red rash appears on the body.

The drug can be combined with other drugs, intended for the treatment of influenza and other viral infections.

It interacts with glucocorticosteroids, antibiotics and other chemicals. Candles Viferon were developed for the comprehensive treatment of viral diseases.

The cost of suppositories depends on the region and the pharmacy. It fluctuates around 250-350 rubles per package (in a set of 10 pieces). Viferon is sold in any pharmacy, it can be bought freely, without a doctor's prescription.

  • Use the drug Viferon only as prescribed by the doctor, do not engage in self-treatment of the baby.

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