Genferon is a suppository for the treatment of infectious inflammatory urogenital diseases, such as: genital herpes (genital herpetic virus infection, herpes simplex);
Genferon is prescribed in conjunction with other medicinal products and activities, including with antibiotics and other antibacterial drugs - in this case, its effectiveness increases. At the same time, women are prescribed vitamins E and C - they enhance the action of interferon, which is part of these suppositories.
The properties of the drug are due to its constituents - active substances:
- interferon alpha-2 - has antiviral, antimicrobial, immunomodulatory properties;
- taurine - regenerating, reparative, membrane and hepatoprotective, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties;
- Anesthesin (benzocaine) is a local anesthetic, reduces the permeability of the cell membrane for sodium ions, displaces calcium ions from the receptors on the inner surface of the membrane, blocks the conduct of nerve impulses.
Concerning the treatment of Genferon in the period of bearing a child can not be expressed unequivocally. The instruction warns that this is possible only in the second half of pregnancy (in some annotations 2 and 3 trimesters are indicated). Yes, and with a reservation: it is necessary to evaluate the expected benefit to the mother and the risk to the fetus. Doctors explain this warning, as usual, by the fact that only the doctor can and should appoint Genferon.
Well, even if you do not understand anything in medicine, then, after thinking it over, you can draw some conclusions: Genferon is an immunomodulating drug. In the first trimester of pregnancy, the woman's immunity decreases naturally - this is necessary to maintain pregnancy. Therefore, such an invasion can be dangerous for its extension. In addition, Genferon is prescribed along with other antiviral and antibacterial drugs, and in the first trimester, any treatment is extremely dangerous for the fetus (the laying of all its organs and systems is underway) and is therefore forbidden at all.
When it is possible to treat a future mother (and this is necessary) - only the doctor selects the right drug and prescribes an acceptable dosage. It should be said that some gynecologists consider it advisable to appoint Genferon as their immunomodulator as an immunomodulator for preventing the development of urogenital infections in late pregnancy - although, in this case, suppositories are administered rectally. And other doctors generally consider this drug inexpedient, since it does not heal anything, but only raises the local systemic immunity, and has no proven effectiveness.
In general, one can only say that it is impossible to resort to it independently. But if you have an infectious disease, then you still need to cure it, so if you are not a doctor, perhaps you should listen to your gynecologist.
Just note that Genferon suppositories can cause allergic reactions and therefore there may be side effects: rash, itching, redness. Interferon alfa-2 can cause muscle and headaches, loss of appetite, chills, fever, weakness, sweating, leukemia and thrombocytopenia. If you notice any symptoms in yourself - tell your doctor about it.