In recent years, physicians have increasingly prescribed antiviral compounds and immunomodulators for their patients. A few decades ago, such tools were not actively used. Doctors gave the body the opportunity to independently overcome the pathology. In today's world, only a handful do this. Today's article will tell you about one of the drugs of the new generation, which has immunomodulatory effects with antiviral activity. Its trade name is "Ingaron". Instructions for use and reviews of the drug will be presented to your attention. You will also learn how to replace this tool.
Preliminary description: type, price and release form
The drug "Ingaron" is an immunomodulator of a new generation. It enhances the body's resistance, increases the protective function. Also, the drug contributes to the release of its own protein - interferon, - seeking to fight infection. The solution can eliminate viruses, due to its antiviral activity. The drug contains interferon gamma in different doses. One ampoule can contain from 100 thousand to two million IU of the main component.
The medicine is produced in the form of a white powder, which quickly dissolves in liquids. Five bottles in the minimum dose (100 thousand IU each) cost about 2000 rubles. If we talk about more concentrated preparations, then they, accordingly, will be more expensive. Some pharmacy chains offer the buyer to buy the drug piece. This means that you can buy not 5 ampoules for 2000, but only one for about 400 rubles. Please note that in such cases there is no instruction manual. Therefore, ask the pharmacist to familiarize you with the method of using the preparation or copy the abstract. Due to inattention, many patients later have to look for instructions on their own. Then you can learn about all the intricacies of using medication.
Indications for use: from what helps "Ingaron"?
The prescription of this medicine must be made by a doctor. The specialist will choose the appropriate form of immunomodulator according to your symptoms. Be sure to read the instructions. It contains the following indications for use:
- hepatitis C and B (chronic or acute);
- HIV and AIDS, pulmonary tuberculosis;
- granulomatous disease of a chronic course and the probability of infectious complications from it;
- oncological diseases (in order to maintain immunity during the period of irradiation and chemotherapy);
- genital diseases (herpes, trichomoniasis, chlamydia);
- prostatitis in chronic form;
- warts, human papillomavirus.
Treatment with "Ingaron" is also prescribed for viral infections of the upper respiratory tract, colds and prevention.
Contraindications to use
Prohibits the use of the immunomodulator "Ingaron" instructions for use during pregnancy, as well as intolerance to any component. The drug should not be administered subcutaneously and intramuscularly in diabetes mellitus and any autoimmune diseases.
Please note that the medicine is stored at a temperature not exceeding 20 degrees. If you do not comply with this condition, the use of the drug is strictly prohibited. It is not known how a damaged medicine will affect the body.
"Ingaron": instructions for use
The drug is administered subcutaneously or intramuscularly. First you need to dissolve the drug in two milliliters of water for injection. Do not forget to thoroughly wash your hands and prepare an alcohol wipe for skin treatment. The syringes that you use should be disposable. Depending on the type of pathology and the condition of the patient, “Ingaron” is used in different doses. Instructions for use recommends the following schemes.
- For hepatitis, HIV and pulmonary tuberculosis, the drug is administered in a dose of 500 thousand IU once a day or every other day. Therapy continues for three months.
- Granulomatous disease obliges to inject 500,000 IU of "Ingaron" once a day for two weeks. After that, a break of 10-15 days is made and the course continues.
- With malignant tumors and during chemotherapy, the daily dose of the drug is 500 thousand IU. You can enter it every day or with a break of 1-2 days.
- For genital diseases, Ingaron is administered every other day in one ampoule per day. Treatment includes at least five injections.
- For the treatment of prostatitis, the medication is prescribed for men for 100 thousand IU for 20 days. Injections are placed in a day.
In each case, the doctor can give individual recommendations for the patient, change the dose and treatment regimen.
Ingaron nose drops: prevention and treatment
You can use the drug not intramuscularly or subcutaneously, but intranasally. Most often, this application is practiced in young patients. "Ingaron" for children is prescribed in a dose of 100 thousand IU. It is necessary to begin treatment as soon as possible. For the first symptoms of a cold, put one drop of medicine in each nostril. After that, thoroughly massage the wings of the nose. Frequency of use can be up to 5 times. The drug does not require additional use of vasoconstrictor drugs. Therapy lasts an average of 5-10 days. Use the medication for several days after the rhinorrhea symptoms disappear.
The medicine "Ingaron" (drops in the nose) is also used for prophylactic purposes. If you are forced to come in contact with an infected person or are in crowded places during a surge of colds, it is advisable to inject once a week one drop of the drug into each nostril. Such an application can be quite long. If necessary, the multiplicity of injections can be increased.
About the drug "Ingaron" reviews mostly good. Consumers are well tolerated by the drug. Despite this, some users after hypodermic administration have a hyperemia of the tissues and pain at the injection site. Such a reaction is not a reason to cancel therapy. But you still need to inform your doctor about it and get recommendations.
If you use the drug in large doses (from 1 million IU), then reactions such as headache, fever, weakness may appear. All this is a consequence of a high concentration of interferon in the body. These symptoms are stopped by taking antipyretic and antispasmodic drugs.
What they say about the drug "Ingaron"? Feedback from consumers is good and negative. Negative opinions are formed due to the cost of the drug. Not all patients are willing to give such funds. Some negative opinions are formed on the basis of allergic reactions. These say about the intolerance of the components.
The rest of the drug "Ingaron" (drops in the nose and injections) opinions about themselves form positive. Consumers say that nasal use can significantly reduce the period of illness. Relieving cold symptoms comes on the second day of use. Also, the drug can prevent complications such as bronchitis, adenoiditis, otitis. Namely, they so often appear in young children.
The drug "Ingaron" has analogues, like any other medication. Distinguishes such a means of action. If we talk about structural substitutes on the basis of the same substance, then we can distinguish "Interferon gamma recombinant human." It is also available in the form of a lyophilisate for breeding, it can be administered intranasally, intramuscularly and subcutaneously.
There are other types of interferon: alpha and beta. Their principle of action is somewhat different from the drug "Ingaron". But all these funds are recognized as analogues. Interferons-alpha are drugs "Algeron", "Interral", "Infagel" and others. For interferon beta class include "Infibeta", "Rebif", "Exceia" and so on.
It is not recommended to choose a substitute. If you for some reason are unable to use the designated doctors "Ingaron", analogues should only be purchased by prescription. If you want to adjust the recipe to consult a specialist.
Instead of conclusion
From the article you could learn about an effective antiviral agent based on human interferon. This drug is considered one of the most effective and safe. In exceptional cases, it can cause adverse reactions that require the choice of alternative treatment. Before using the medication for treatment or prevention, be sure to consult with a specialist. Do not forget to read the instructions. In it you can find a lot of useful and important information. Good health, do not get sick!