Analogues "Anaferona": a comparison of drugs, composition, instructions for use and reviews
The article will consider the instructions and analogues to "Anaferon".
It is a domestic homeopathic remedy. This drug was developed to enhance antiviral immunity, which allows you to resist various respiratory infections.
There are a lot of analogs of “Anaferon”.
The composition of the drug
The adult market Anaferon is produced in the pharmaceutical market, and there is also a children's medicine format. Both versions of the drugs produced in the form of tablets intended for sublingual use. This drug contains affinity-purified bodies.
Indications for appointment "Anaferona"
The task of "Anaferon" is the prevention and treatment of any form of influenza, as well as respiratory and viral infections."Anaferon" is indicated in patients with the following pathologies:
- The presence of infectious diseases, the causative agent of which is the herpes virus.
- When cytamegalovirus infection.
- Against the background of immunodeficiency.
- For the treatment of infections caused by tick-borne encephalitis.
- As part of a comprehensive treatment regimen for bacterial complications.
Contraindications to the use of "Anaferon"
During clinical trials, it was found that this drug very rarely causes side effects, since it is distinguished by a hypoallergenic composition. Therefore, the main contraindication is individual intolerance to the active ingredient.
In addition, this tool is not used in the event that before against the background of its reception negative symptoms in the form of allergic manifestations were observed. Children's "Anaferon" is not assigned to babies in the first month of life, and an adult can only be used starting from eighteen years old.
How to take the drug?
"Anaferon" and analogues are prescribed by a doctor who selects a specific treatment regimen for each patient. The prescription depends on the severity of the infection and the age of the person.The recommended doses given in the instructions are most often adjusted by specialists individually.
Cheap analogues "Anaferona"
It is worth noting that "Anaferon" is one of the cheapest means (the drug costs around two hundred rubles), therefore it is extremely difficult to find even more low-cost medicines. Until recently, the drug Grippferon was considered the only analogue of the cheaper Anaferon. The drug "Grippferon" is a universal drug approved for use since the infancy. Until recently, its cost was about ninety rubles, but now the drug has risen in price and will cost the consumer for the same price as Anaferon.
The rest of the Anaferon analogs are also similar in price or are much more expensive. For example, drugs in the form of "Viferon" and "Cycloferon" have the same price as the described drug. But the cost of funds in the form of "Remantadin", "Kagocella" and "Arbidola" comes to three hundred rubles.
Next, we consider the most common analogues of "Anaferon" and make a comparison.
"Anaferon" and "Aflubin"
"Anaferon" is a homeopathic drug, and, therefore, to replace it, you need to look for such tools. One of them is Aflubin. The composition of "Aflubina" includes vegetable components in the form of aconite, bryonium and gentian. Like "Anaferon", this drug is safe and therefore can be a good analogue in the treatment of a child. Prices for these drugs are the same.
"Anaferon" and "Kagocel" - what to choose?
"Kagocel" refers to antiviral, and at the same time to immunomodulatory agents. The indications for these drugs are completely the same. But there are some differences directly in the contraindications. For example, “Kagotsel” cannot be used against the background of lactase deficiency and lactose immunity.
Moreover, “Kagocel” is used only from three years on. Kagotsel’s release form is only one - and these are pills. "Anaferon" is also produced in the form of drops. According to experts, allergic reactions when using these drugs are mainly observed in "Kagocel". But there is information that Kagocel has a stronger antiviral effect, and, moreover, this analogue better strengthens the immune system. Anaferon, in turn, is cheaper.
"Anaferon" and "Ergoferon"
"Anaferon" in its composition has only one substance. As for Ergoferon, this medicine can boast three active ingredients at once. A common feature of both drug formulations is that all components of these drugs are composed of antibodies that are aimed at improving immunity.
The difference between this analogue and “Anaferon” is its anti-allergic activity due to the presence of antibodies to histamine. Against the background of various infections, Ergoferon easily eliminates any manifestations of allergic rhinitis, edema in the nasopharynx and conjunctivitis.
"Anaferon" and "Grippferon"
"Grippferon" produced in the form of drops, ointment and spray. The active substance in this analogue is human interferon. This analogue is used exclusively for the treatment of otolaryngological diseases and influenza. Unlike "Anaferona" this substitute can be used from birth.
"Grippferon" inferior "Anaferon" in terms of cost. Scientists and specialists report the absolute futility of both drugs. But the opinions among patients are quite different, some are in favor of “Anaferon”, while others prefer “Grippferon”.I must say that often when choosing these drugs, patients are guided primarily by price.
Another analogue of the children's "Anferon" - "Arbidol."
"Arbidol" and "Anaferon" - which is better?
Experts believe that comparing “Arbidol” and “Anaferon” with each other is not entirely advisable, since the radically different composition of these medicines functions in its own way. For example, Anaferon activates endogenous interferon, and Arbidol, in turn, has a direct antiviral effect, affecting the hemagglutinin protein.
"Anaferon" to a greater extent is a prophylactic, and its analogue more actively affects the introduced virus during the period of illness. "Arbidol" is allowed for use only from the age of three, and "Anaferon" can be used from the second month of life. In addition, the children's form of "Anaferon" can be used in pregnant women. As for the "Arbidol", it is not desirable in this period.
Consider reviews about analogues "Anaferon."
Patient reviews about this drug and its substitutes
According to reviews of patients, “Anaferon” differs from its substitutes not only by its budget cost, but also by the absence of any adverse reactions. However, sometimes in reviews you can read about the ineffectiveness of the use of "Anaferon".It is worth noting that much depends on the individual characteristics of the organism. In such situations, it is advisable to find a replacement for this drug.
Nevertheless, in most reviews, people write that "Anaferon" is a very effective drug, so many prefer it.
In cases when “Anaferon” did not fit or did not help, most often patients turn to its counterparts in the form of “Remantadine” and “Kagocel”. It is noted that, despite the higher cost than the "Anaferon", these analogues are guaranteed to save people from the flu and colds.
We reviewed the instructions for use and analogues "Anaferon."