Antigrippin is a complex drug that surpasses many analogues due to the successful combination of several active ingredients:
Paracetamol is an antipyretic and analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug known to everyone since childhood. To date, according to experts from the World Health Organization, he is one of the safest in the group of non-steroidal drugs with anti-inflammatory effect.
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is a powerful antioxidant. It helps to restore the body's defenses, participates in the normalization of redox processes, reduces the permeability of small vessels and has a pronounced immunomodulating effect.
Chlorphenamine This component quickly removes the symptoms of inflammation of the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract, eliminates the manifestations of allergies (sneezing, lacrimation, nasal congestion). In addition, it has a mild calming effect, helps to establish sleep and sets the body to mobilize forces in the fight against the virus.
Rimantadine is an active agent against type A influenza virus. It blocks its ability to penetrate cells and disrupt their functioning, and does not allow the virus to spread throughout the body. With respect to type B viral disease, it has a powerful antitoxic effect. It does not stay in the body: it is completely excreted by the urinary system three days after administration.
Diphenhydramine is a component against allergies. Actively reduces the permeability of the walls of blood vessels, relieves swelling of the mucous membranes and eliminates the feeling of sore throat. Its presence in the composition of the drug allows you to quickly cope with allergic reactions.
Loratadine is a modern antihistamine. Reduces the level of release of serotonin, histamine. Relieves itching, swelling, inflammation and does not cause drowsiness.
Calcium gluconate strengthens the vascular wall, helps to stop the inflammatory process in the body.
An important point: among the ingredients of Antigrippin there is no such substance as phenylephrine. This is an important advantage, because it allows you to prescribe the drug to patients suffering from bronchial asthma and diseases of the cardiovascular system.
Antigrippin replaces several drugs at once. And now you do not need to spend money on the purchase of several medicines, but you can do just one drug to effectively eliminate the symptoms of colds and flu.
Thanks to the ingredients described above, Antigrippin quickly copes with all the signs of an acute respiratory illness (fever, headache, joint and muscle pain, fever). The drug is recommended to be taken in the first hours of the manifestation of the disease, so you can significantly reduce its duration and prevent the risk of complications.
The drug is prescribed for the treatment of the following conditions:
acute respiratory infections;
elevated subfebrile temperature;
viral and bacterial diseases of the larynx;
rhinitis (including allergic);
swelling of the nasal mucosa.
A feature of the drug is its over-the-counter sale in pharmacies, which makes it possible to purchase it not only as prescribed by the attending physician, but also as an independent means for preventing or controlling the common cold and quickly relieving the symptoms of the disease.
Each instruction for the use of Antigrippin has its own characteristics associated with the form of release of the drug.
It is administered orally inward. Adults and adolescents over 15 years of age are prescribed 1 sachet up to three times a day. The contents of the package are dissolved in a glass of warm water, the solution is not stored - consumed immediately. It is better to take it half an hour before meals or an hour after eating with a minimum of four hours.
The maximum dose per day is 3 sachets. If it is impossible to consult with your doctor, the duration of admission is no more than five days as an anesthetic and no more than three days as an antipyretic.
Like any medical product, Antigrippin has a number of contraindications. The list of restrictions includes:
lesions of the gastrointestinal tract in the acute stage;
violation of thrombosis;
impaired hematopoiesis, expressed by leukopenia, neutropenia, etc .;
hemophilia (coagulation disorder);
vitamin K deficiency;
impaired renal function;
pregnancy and lactation;
hypersensitivity to the components of the drug.
The list of contraindications is quite impressive, therefore, before buying the drug, you must consult your doctor and identify possible limitations. This will help to avoid complications and unwanted adverse reactions.
In some patients, taking the drug can cause a number of side effects from various organs and systems of the body:
From the side of the central nervous system: dizziness, migraine, psychosomatic disorders, visual impairment, tinnitus, partial or complete hearing loss.
From the digestive tract: diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, ulcerative lesions of the gastrointestinal tract, internal bleeding of the gastrointestinal tract, liver failure.
From the cardiovascular system: increased heart rate.
From the hemopoietic system: changes in blood counts (leukopenia and thrombocytopenia).
From the urinary system: impaired renal function, nephritis, discoloration of urine, which takes on a reddish tint.
If you experience the above symptoms, be sure to consult a doctor and decide on a replacement drug.
During the period of taking the drug, it is recommended to refrain from potentially dangerous activities that require an increased concentration of attention and a high speed of psychomotor reactions.
In general, with prolonged use of the drug Antigrippin, it is necessary to monitor blood counts and liver status by laboratory tests. You should also avoid drinking alcohol due to the risk of stomach bleeding.
A special category of patients are women during the period of bearing a child. Many of them are wondering if pregnant women can take Antigrippin. At the moment, the drug is absolutely contraindicated during pregnancy. During breastfeeding, its administration should also be avoided. If, after assessing all the risks, the doctor’s decision has been made in favor of the need to use Antigrippin, it is recommended to temporarily stop breastfeeding.
These measures are due to the presence of ascorbic acid in the preparation. When it is taken in the first months of pregnancy, the development of splitting of the upper palate in the fetus is likely. Taking the drug in the later stages can provoke the closure of the arterial duct in the child, as a result of which pulmonary hyperplasia and impaired blood flow develop, as well as inhibition of labor.
During breastfeeding, acetylsalicylic acid is excreted in mother’s milk and, when it enters the baby’s body, has an effect on platelet function, increasing the risk of bleeding.