"Viferon" and "Genferon ®" are tools to boost immunity. Their action is based on the effect of the substance interferon. The structure of "Interferon" include interferon Alfa-2b in combination with vitamins E and C which helps to absorb the interferon, and enhance the immunostimulatory effect of the drug.
In contrast to the "genferon®", "Viferon" is available not only in the form of candles, but as an ointment and gel, what could be more convenient for some patients.
"Genferon ®" is based on the action of recombinant human interferon alpha, and also benzocaine and taurine. Benzocaine helps reduce the unpleasant sensation of pain caused by the infection, and taurine acts as an antioxidant and auxiliary substances for the absorption of the interferon.
"Genferon ®" is produced entirely by chemical methods. "Viferon" is produced from human placenta.
Despite the similarity of compounds, each drug has its own purpose. Based on the action of interferon alpha, which is produced in the human body, but in much smaller amounts, "Viferon" protects the cells from exposure to viruses and other ailments. The drug is widely used in the treatment of simple bacterial infections that are not treatable with antimicrobial drugs. "Viferon" not worse "genferon ®" to cope with the treatment of ureaplasmosis and other infections of the genitourinary system.
"Genferon ®" has a more powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and immunomodulatory properties. "Viferon" is more commonly used in the treatment of infections caused by atypical bacteria and protozoa.
"Genferon ®" has a slightly different composition, which determines the advantages of this drug. The medication also belongs to the category of antiviral, however, comes in the form of suppositories, used vaginally or rectally. "Genferon ®" better cope with the suppression of pain arising from the urinary tract infections. The medicine showed its effectiveness in the treatment of herpes, chlamydia, mycoplasmosis, gardnerellosis, erosions of chetki of the uterus, vaginosis and even prostatitis. Benzocaine, which is missing in the "Interferon" inhibits the transmission of impulses from nerve endings in the body, thus blocking the pain, itching and other unpleasant sensations characteristic of genital infections.