From the moment of his birth, every person has to come into contact with many facts of the external environment, where such tiny living organisms as viruses exist. Microscopic life forms that are not visible to the naked eye are abundant in the environment. Viruses become active when they enter a living cell, where they begin to multiply rapidly, causing a number of serious diseases. The spectrum of pathologies caused by viruses is extremely wide, from a common cold to herpes, measles and immunodeficiency. Antiviral drugs that can effectively affect the causative agent of the disease are used to treat such diseases.
The normal functioning of the body's immune system is the most effective prevention of the occurrence of diseases of a viral nature. As prophylactic agents, antiviral drugs, immune modulators aimed at increasing the body's resistance are used. This group of drugs prepares the body for a likely encounter with the virus, increasing resistance and the ability to independently eliminate the disease at its initial stage. If the disease has already begun, it will be a wise decision to take antiviral drugs, which differ not in prophylactic but in therapeutic effect.
First of all, you should visit a doctor, only through laboratory tests can you differentiate the viral or bacterial nature of the disease. After diagnosis, the specialist will be able to prescribe antiviral drugs that can quickly cope with the disease. Self-treatment can give the opposite result, especially if the nature of the pathology in the body is bacterial, and antiviral treatment is used, or antibiotics are prescribed for viral infection.
The cost of antiviral drugs depends on the active substance and the manufacturer. The intake system is different from antibacterial agents, often a full course of treatment may involve taking just a few tablets. Antiviral drugs are distinguished by a selective principle of action, that is, they effectively affect only a certain group of viruses. Therefore, when buying antiviral drugs, you should be guided by the recommendations of the doctor and the diagnosis. To treat a disease caused by a specific pathogen, a specific group of drugs should be used. As a preventive effect, a special group of antiviral drugs is also provided, the action of which is aimed at strengthening immunity and increasing the body's resistance.
The vast majority of antiviral drugs do not have any serious restrictions on admission. To standard allergic reactions and individual intolerance, children's age, periods of pregnancy and lactation in women should be added. Also, when using antiviral agents, the existence of concomitant treatment should be taken into account, namely incompatibility with certain drugs. Allergic reactions of the body, disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and nervous system can be side effects. Such reactions are observed in case of exceeding the permissible doses, if they occur, you should immediately stop taking medications and seek the advice of your doctor.