Viferon candles for children: instruction manual
It’s no secret that the first years of life of most children are clouded by endless colds and acute viral infections. The main reason for this is the immature immunity of babies, unable to adequately resist the attacks of viruses and bacteria, which literally are testing the strength of a growing organism. Such training is partly useful for the child, but at the same time significantly slows down its development and has an extremely negative effect on the overall condition.
To help the crumb faster cope with the disease and avoid possible complications, pediatricians are advised to use immunosuppressant drugs as part of complex therapy. One of the most effective immunomodulators is Viferon – candles for children, quickly and safely eliminating the symptoms of viral diseases and are an excellent preventive tool.
Viferon is a complex antiviral, antibacterial and immunomodulating drug. Its main active ingredient is recombinant α-2b interferon, an artificially synthesized human protein produced by the body cells in response to the attack of viruses. Among the most significant auxiliary components are alpha-tocopherol acetate and ascorbic acid, which are strong antioxidants that catalyze the anti-inflammatory effect of the basic substance and contribute to an increase in the activity of interferon against viruses.
Cases of overdose have not been identified.
Viferon does not interact with other drugs and can be combined with any drugs used to treat all of the diseases listed above.
With rectal administration, side effects are rare. Nevertheless, some patients may experience headache and muscle pain, weakness, chills, nausea and allergic reactions to individual components of suppositories (rash, itchy skin dermatoses). As a rule, side effects pass without a trace 2-3 days after the drug is withdrawn. In case of any of these symptoms, the medication should be stopped immediately and informed of it to the pediatrician.
Concerning this immunomodulator there is an ambiguous opinion both among pediatricians and among parents. The matter is that preparations on the basis of interferons concern so-called means with not proved efficiency. The exact mechanism of action of these drugs is not fully understood, and there are often no visible manifestations of their effectiveness. Some doctors call Viferon only a means of psychological therapy, while others even consider it harmful to interfere in the formation of the immunity of the child.
Glycerin suppositories are often prescribed for newborns with constipation. But their use should not be a habit among parents.