Grippferon (Grippferon) - preparation of a pharmacological group of interferons, intended for the prevention and treatment of colds viral diseases.
Structure and Composition
Active ingredient - interferon alpha - 2 b recombinant human. According to the instructions Grippferon in 1 ml 10000ME includes surfactant and auxiliary components (sodium chloride, disodium edetate dihydrate, potassium dihydrogen phosphate, sodium hydrogen phosphate dodecahydrate, macrogol podvidon, sterile water).
The drug comes in the form of nasal drops and nasal spray metered. Drops and sprays are in a plastic bottle with a dispenser for 5 or 10 ml in a cardboard box (the instructions for use).
Grippferon is a clear, colorless solution (may be light yellow tint).
Pharmacological action Grippferon
The drug has immunomodulatory, antiviral and anti-inflammatory effect. According to the instructions Grippferon practically not absorbed into the blood and can be used to treat children of any age.
- flu and colds (in the period of increased morbidity and during epidemics) in children and adults;
- treatment of influenza and other acute respiratory viral infections in children and adults.
Hypersensitivity to the ingredients of the drug, and severe allergies.
Use during pregnancy and lactation
Grippferon during pregnancy are allowed to use at any gestational age, the dosage is chosen according to age. In the opinion of Grippferon well tolerated by pregnant and does not cause toxic effect. The drug does not penetrate into breast milk and can be used by nursing mother for the treatment and prevention of colds.
Dosing and Administration Grippferon
Treatment with this drug should be started at the first signs of disease and continue to use it for 5 days.
Grippferon children are allowed to use the first days after birth.
The dosage of the drug for the treatment of SARS is selected depending on the age:
Grippferon for children from 0 to 1, the assigned 1 drop in each nostril up to 5 times a day (daily dose of 5000ME);
Grippferon for children 1 to 3 years is assigned to 2 drops in each nostril 3-4 times a day (daily dose of 8000ME);
Grippferon for children from 3 to 14 years recommended 2 drops 4-5 times a day (daily dose 10000ME);
Adults and children over 14 years of drug is given 5-6 times a day for 3 drops (daily dose 18000ME).
After instillation of the medicament into the nasal passages of the nose wings recommended massaged for a few minutes to uniformly distribute the drug in the nasal cavity.
When using spray application should be before the first few times to press the sprayer before will spray cloud. For administration Grippferon spray device is introduced into the nasal passage and pressed, 1 dose corresponds to 1 pressing. Children under 2 years is better to use nose drops.
In order to prevent colds and flu Grippferon appoint 1-2 times a day in age dosage. Preventive course should last 7-14 days.
No cases of overdose Grippferon not described.
Side effects Grippferon
May experience an allergic reaction. In the opinion of Grippferon rarely causes side effects, they are usually mild. Using Grippferon during pregnancy is acceptable, teratogenic effects from the drug there.
Interaction with other drugs
According to the instructions Grippferon not recommended for use with local vasoconstrictors (such Nazivin, Xymelin and so on.), As this may lead to an additional drying of the nasal mucosa.