Papillomavirus infection is one of the most common worldwide. Depending on the particular strain that affects the person, the symptoms may be limited by the appearance of benign growths, or degeneration into cancerous tissues may gradually occur.
It is because of the possible development of oncological processes that it is necessary to deal with the treatment of papillomavirus. Therapy includes various exposure factors, one of which is the need to take medicines. For example, Isoprinosine is used in the treatment of HPV. This is not a cheap tool, its minimum price is 500 rubles.
The active component of Isoprinosine is a substance called pranobex. This is an analogue of purine nitrogenous bases, which in structure is similar to the components of DNA. Thanks to pranobex, the synthesis of human DNA and ILV is stimulated. A similar process is very important for the state of the immune system, and it, in turn, is important in the treatment of HPV.
Despite the widespread spread of the human papillomavirus, not everyone has symptoms of the disease. This is precisely due to the state of the immune system. If the body's defenses are in a normal state, they will successfully suppress the activity of the pathogen. Otherwise, the virus will spread through the tissues, which will lead to the formation of genital warts.
It is impossible to completely recover from any HPV strain. Really, only temporarily stop the symptoms.
The immunomodulatory effect of Isoprinosine is also achieved by enhancing the synthesis of interferon. This substance inhibits the activity of various microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses. The medicine helps to restore the activity of lymphocytes, the inaction of which allows HPV to spread throughout the body.
The therapeutic effect is associated with increased work of a number of highly specialized immune cells that destroy tissues already infected with the virus. Tablets affect neutrophils, macrophages, interleukins, immunoglobulins and a number of other substances that are critical for immunity.
Indications for use
Although it is possible to treat manifestations of the human papilloma virus with isoprinosine, the indications for the use of the drug are not limited to this disease. For example, tablets may be prescribed to combat:
- Flu and catarrhal diseases;
- Pathologies developing due to the Epstein-Barr virus;
- Herpetic keratitis;
- Genital and labial herpes;
- Chicken pox;
- Molluscum contagiosum.
The possibility of using against a variety of diseases is due to the fact that Isoprinosine has a non-specific effect. It inhibits the spread of various viruses within the cells, simultaneously helping the immune system to cope with the pathogen on its own. The antiviral effect affects not only HPV, but also the causative agents of mononucleosis, influenza, herpes and other diseases.
Contraindications and side effects
In general, Isoprinosine is one of the drugs that are well tolerated by the human body. However, the metabolic processes of the drug affect the activity of the liver and kidneys, as a result of which insoluble uric acid is formed. Against the background of such processes, certain problems may arise.
The list of contraindications for the use of tablets includes:
- Gout. This pathology is directly related to metabolism. With it, uric acid accumulates in a number of places, such as joints and kidneys. Since Isoprinosine further increases the content of this acid, it should not be drunk with a similar diagnosis;
- Urolithiasis disease. Contraindication is valid if the disease is accompanied by the formation of stones from uric acid salts;
- Chronic renal failure. In the normal state, the kidneys are relatively easy to cope with the withdrawal of acid. If, against the background of the disease, this process occurs with difficulties, then taking Isoprinosine can lead to excessive accumulation of the substance;
- Arrhythmia. The drug is able to negatively affect the heart rate.
As in the case with absolutely any medication, it can not be used if possible individual intolerance. If a rash occurs or an itching appears during Isoprinosine treatment, you will have to choose another drug analogue. As for the side effects, then among them note:
Studies on the effect of Isoprinosine on pregnant women have not been conducted, and therefore doctors do not recommend turning to tablets during gestation and lactation. The drug is not prescribed for children if they are not yet at least three years old. The product is incompatible with alcoholic beverages.
Instructions for use
Isoprinosine treatment regimen is prescribed by a doctor. Usually tablets are drunk after a meal, washed down with water. Adults and children over twelve years of age are prescribed no more than eight capsules per day. This amount is divided into approximately four doses. The maximum allowable daily dosage is four grams.
Tablets are not prescribed for a child whose weight is less than fifteen kilograms. The duration of treatment for adults is about a month. Children drink the drug for two weeks. Depending on the situation, the course may be extended for medical purposes.
Reviews about treatment:
“I sent the child to school and soon noticed that warts began to appear on his hands. At first I froze them, but they only began to spread in other places. The pediatrician prescribed Isoprinosine, which I had used before to treat chickenpox in a child. The drug did its job, warts stopped appearing. It only remained to remove those that were before the treatment. "