Infagel

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The description is actual on 15.09.2014

  • Latin name: Infagel
  • ATH code: L03AB04
  • Active ingredient: Interferon alpha 2а (Interferon alfa-2a)
  • Producer: Vektor-Medika closed joint stock company, Russia

Structure

1 gram of gel contains 10000 ME human recombinant interferon alpha 2b.

As additional ingredients gel includes aluminum hydroxide and polyvinyl alcohol.

Release form

Is issued in the form of gel in tubas on 2; 3; 5 and 10 grams, and also in bottles on 2 and 5 grams.

One packaging contains 1 tuba or 1 bottle.

Pharmacological action

Antiviral, immunomodulatory, antineoplastic.

Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics

Interferon, interacting with the specific sites which are on a surface of the infected cells starts the mechanism of suppression of replication of proteins of a virus, promotes production of a large number of protein kinases, thereby destroying cellular RNA of a virus and the owner's cell.

Together with indirect antiviral effects promotes immunity increase, strengthening phagocytal action of macrophages and activating natural cells killers.

Also possesses radio tire-tread and antineoplastic action, influences many processes proceeding in an organism including on functionality of TsNS.

At topical external use of gel, interferon shows low system absorption.

Indications to use

Medicine Infagel in the form of gel is shown to use for therapy of herpetic damages of mucous membranes (excepting mucous an eye) and integuments:

Also drug will be used for prevention of viral infections, such as flu and a SARS.

Contraindications

Infagel is not applied:

  • at individual hypersensitivity to the interferon and substances entering a gel basis;
  • in the presence of the allergic manifestations which are in an aggravation stage.

Side effects

Use of gel can be followed by the localized allergic manifestations.

Often observe tightening of skin in a gel site of application which is not among side effects, and speaks about forming of a protective film on an affected area.

At detection of the symptoms indicating the reactions connected with hypersensitivity, treatment using Infagel is cancelled and select other medicine with similar action.

Application instruction of Infagel (Way and dosage)

The instruction on Infagel allows exclusively topical administration of gel.

Recommendations about use of gel for therapy of herpetic defeats consist in its drawing on affected areas of mucous membranes and integuments a thin layer, without any rubbing in.

Drug is used by 2 times a day, trying to adhere to 12 hour intervals between drawing. Within 10-15 minutes Infagel dries up and forms a protective film, at the same time tightening of skin is felt. For bigger efficiency do not recommend to concern affected areas and to stretch skin at the time of gel drying.

As a rule, the therapy course with Infagel's use proceeds during the 3rd – 5 days, but if necessary can be prolonged to a complete recovery of earlier affected areas.

For the purpose of prevention of a SARS and an influenza virus recommend 2 times to grease in day with gel the nasal courses. Prevention can be carried out on the entire period of a seasonal exacerbation of infectious diseases, but no more than 30 days.

Infagel's use right after contact with the sick person does not give absolute protection against a virus, but considerably increases chances to avoid infection.

Overdose

Because medicine Infagel is appointed only for topical administration and possesses low system absorption of the operating component, overdose is almost impossible.

Interaction

Medicine Infagel for external use is completely compatible to other drugs used for prevention and treatment of a SARS and an influenza virus and also to the means applied to therapy of herpetic defeats.

It is possible to allow some decrease in efficiency of Infagel at combined use with NPVS and glucocorticosteroids.

Terms of sale

Without recipe.

Storage conditions

At a temperature from 0 to 10 °C (in the refrigerator).

Period of validity

12 months.

Special instructions

It is necessary to avoid hit of gel on mucous membranes of organs of sight.

Analogs

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Section: Dermatological Antiviral
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Education: Graduated from the Vinnytsia national medical university of N. I. Pirogov, pharmaceutical faculty, the higher pharmaceutical education – the specialty "Pharmacist".

Experience: Work in Koneks and Bios-Media pharmacy chains as "Druggist". Work as "Pharmacist" in Avicenna pharmacy chain of the city of Vinnytsia.

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