When mention is made of antiviral agents forchildren, means means for treatment of a flu because it is the most widespread disease. Every year, influenza puts millions of children on sick beds, and parents' concerns are perfectly clear. And it's not that parents do not look after children. Unfortunately, the immunity to diseases is falling every year not only in children, but also in adults.
At the same time, the number of viruses increases,they are mutated, adapt to medicines, and they become more difficult to treat. That is why the search for new drugs to combat mutated viruses continues.
The child's body is weaker than the body of an adultman, he has not yet established immunity. The same medicines for an adult can give a good curative effect, and a child is more likely to harm than to help. Therefore, many efforts are being made by scientists to develop new antiviral drugs for children.
There are several main varietiesviruses. Herpes virus 1, 2 and 3 types are often offered to treat "Valaciclovir", "Acyclovir", "Famciclovir." Cytomegalovirus is considered a more serious infection and is treated with Valganciclovir, Ganciclovir, and Foscarnet - toxic drugs that children suffer quite heavily. Therefore, they are used only in particularly difficult cases, when the disease is severe.
Different types of hepatitis are also treated differentlymeans. When hepatitis D is sufficient to use interferons. In case of hepatitis C, "Ribavirin" is added to the interferons. For the treatment of hepatitis B, the following antiviral drugs for children are used: Tenofovir, Telbivudine, Entecavir, Adefovir, Lamivudine plus interferons.
Viral infections include HIV, for which antiretroviral therapy is prescribed. Only a doctor can prescribe it.
But still, most parents care about the questiontreatment of influenza and ARVI. Children suffer from these diseases quite often, and I want to find a remedy (on the full counters of pharmacies), which will be treated effectively and quickly.
If the disease is severe, apply"Zanamivir" and "Oseltamivir" (inhibitors of neurominidase), as well as "Rimantadine" and "Amantadine" (blockers of M channels). Most often in the fight against flu, children are given "Tamiflu" and "Relenza." Children older than 7 years can give "Rimantadine", which is good for the flu, but with other ARVI effect gives much less.
"Arbidol" doctors are pleased to appoint, but the drug has not passed a full cycle of clinical trials, you need to be careful with it.
Starting from the age of 6, children canto give "Kagotsel", which is effective for both influenza and ARVI, but it should be started as soon as possible, no later than four days after the onset of the disease.
Doctors are popular drug"Viferon" ("Interferon Alpha"), usually produced in the form of rectal suppositories. This infant antiviral agent can be used from a very young age, it works well for all viral infections. But some doctors believe that "Viferon" increases the temperature and prevents it from decreasing.
Also from an early age, Interferon Gamma can be used, which also fights well with many SARS and influenza.
As antipyretic drugs are most often usedAspirin, Nimesulide, Nurofen, Paracetamol. But not all of these drugs are safe. "Nimesulide" is good and quickly reduces temperature, but it affects the liver. As for "Aspirin" is very categorically expressed by the famous doctor Komarovsky. In his opinion, only "Ibuprofen" and "Paracetamol" can be used as antiviral for children.
In many cases it is possible to do without chemicalmedicines, and instead use homeopathic antiviral drugs for children, such as Anaferon, Aflubin, Otsilokoktsinum, which are less harmful to the child's body.