"Genferon ® light – immunomodulator with antiviral activity used in the complex therapy of acute respiratory diseases and various infections. This drug activates the immune system of the person, prompting her to more effectively combat pathogenic microbes and bacteria, tumor cells, eliminating the inflammation and preventing infection by other species of microorganisms.

Instructions for use of candles

Drugs "genferon ® light" is not a specialized children's medicine, but can be used for the treatment of young patients. Today the drug is available in two dosage forms. In the form of suppositories in dosages of 125 000 and 250 000 IU in the form of a spray for introduction into the nose in doses of 50 000 IU. Children under 7 years can be treated with suppositories "genferon ® light in a dosage of 125 000 IU, which conventionally consider to be child. Children over 7 years are shown candles 250 000 IU in specific indications or the protracted course of the disease.

Newborn and premature children under the age of 8 months, it is possible to insert the candles at a dosage of 125 000 IU in the anus twice a day. The course of treatment is 5 days. Children under 8 months of getting the drug 1 suppository at a dosage of 125 000 IU three times a day for 5 days. In severe herpes infection, sepsis, cytomegalovirus, Mycoplasma, meningitis, and pneumonia treatment can be repeated. Children with candles genferon ® light, you can enter only rectally.

In acute infections of the urinary system in children older than 7 years of therapy "genferon ® light" lasts 10 days. The same applies to chronic viral inflammation of various localization. After the ten-day course is recommended to continue maintenance therapy for 1-3 months by inserting a candle into the anus a day once a day.

Side effects and contraindications

This drug rarely causes side effects. In rare cases, may develop an Allergy related itching and burning sensation in the anus. These unpleasant symptoms disappear without consequences after three days after discontinuation of treatment. In addition, may reduce appetite, increase body temperature, the appearance of fever, pain in muscles and joints, increased sweating, headache, and decrease in the total number of platelets and leukocytes. In this case, the dosage of the drug should be reduced.

Suppositories "Genferon ® light is contraindicated in sensitivities, intolerances and allergies to any components of the drug. You can't take it for epilepsy, convulsive States and severe heart disease. The drug does not affect the activity of the nervous system. Spray genferon ® light" is not used in children.