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: таблетки — 322 р.; Average price online * : pills - 322 p .; drops - 311 p.
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Instructions for use
The drug "Immunal" refers to immunostimulating agents that increase the body's resistance to various viruses and pathogenic microorganisms, and also helps it fight against infectious diseases of the respiratory system.
Use of the product is recommended in the following cases:
- to enhance immune defenses to prevent viral infections, including influenza and ARVI;
- in the treatment of uncomplicated diseases of the respiratory system;
- when the immune system is weakened due to long-term treatment with antibiotics, chemotherapeutic drugs, exposure to toxins, heavy metal, ionizing radiation, etc .;
- in chronic inflammatory diseases: polyarthritis, rematism, prostatitis, gynecological diseases.
Mode of application
Immunal is available in the form of light brown round tablets with the smell of vanilla, as well as a clear or cloudy solution.
The solution is intended for oral administration, the average dose for adult patients and children over 12 years old is 20 drops, which are diluted in a small amount of warm liquid or in pure form. In the acute stages of the disease, Immunal is taken as follows: 40 drops one-time, after which 20 drops with a break of 1-2 hours over two days, then proceed to treatment with medium doses.
Children of the year the drug is contraindicated. At the age of 6 years, it is recommended to take 5-10 drops three times a day, at the age of 6-12 years - 10-15 drops three times a day.
The drug in the form of tablets is recommended to be used in the following dosage: adults and children over 12 take a pill of 3-4 r. per day, children from 6 to 12 years old - a pill of 1-3 p. per day, from 4 to 6 - a pill 1-2 p. per day. The drug should be taken with water, and young children can crush the pill and dilute with liquid.
To achieve the desired therapeutic effect, Immunal is taken for at least a week, and the maximum course of treatment is no more than 8 weeks. If after 1-2 weeks after using the drug, the clinical symptoms of the disease remain unchanged, you should consult with your doctor.
Immunal is not recommended for use with:
- individual sensitivity to the components of the product and to the plants of the compositae family
- systemic and autoimmune disorders, including leukemia, collagenosis, tuberculosis, HIV, AIDS, multiple sclerosis;
- less than one year old.
Use during pregnancy
There are no data on the teratogenic or negative effects of Immunal and its components on the fetus, but its use during pregnancy and breastfeeding is possible only after consulting with your doctor.
Signs of intoxication with an overdose "Immunal" are not observed.
In patients with a tendency to allergic manifestations in some cases, the following side effects may occur: rash, swelling of the face, itching, shortness of breath, increased pressure.
The tool in the form of a solution for internal use contains ethanol, because of which the use of the drug can enhance or alter the effect of other medical preparations. Clinically significant interaction "Immunal" observed with antibiotics from the group of cephalosporins, as well as the simultaneous use of substances containing ethanol.
In this case, possible reactions in the form of facial flushing, sweating, nausea, headache, tachycardia. On this basis, the drug in the form of a solution can be taken three days after the end of treatment with cephalosporins. When used simultaneously with immunosuppressants, a mutual weakening of the therapeutic effect is possible.
Composition and pharmacokinetics
The main active ingredient of the drug is Echinacea Purpurea, which contains active substances that stimulate the body's defenses. It increases the number of leukocytes and stimulates phagocytosis, inhibiting the reproduction of pathogenic microorganisms.
In addition, research data has shown that echinacea purpurea is effective against herpes viruses and influenza. Data on the pharmacokinetics of "Immunal" not provided.
Vacation conditions and shelf life
The drug is available without a prescription. Keep it out of the reach of children at room temperature (not above 25o) for a maximum of 3 years.
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