Laferon candles

Laferon - antiviral and immunomodulatory drug that stimulates the non-specific defense.

Pharmacological action

Laferon acts like interferon, providing antiviral, immunomodulating and, to a lesser extent, an antitumor effect.

When nasal administration Laferon has a strong antiviral effect in influenza, rhinoviruses, adenoviruses and other diseases by stimulating the reaction of nonspecific protection and normalizing the dynamics of the inflammatory process.

Laferon acts directly on the intracellular pathogens, stops their growth and reproduction.

In the combined therapy in the treatment of chronic infectious and inflammatory diseases Laferon can significantly reduce the dose of antibiotics used, thereby reducing their systemic toxicity and significantly reducing the duration of treatment.

Product form

Laferon produced in the form:

  • Rectal suppositories (candles Laferon) 500-thousand to 5 million IU of the active substance, 5 and 10 candles in the package;
  • Powder for injection, 100 thousand to 18 million IU of active substance, in ampoules or vials.

Indications Laferon

Laferon of instructions used as monotherapy or in combination therapy for the treatment of various viral and bacterial or viral infections:

  • Multiple Sclerosis;
  • Sepsis or septic diseases of viral nature;
  • Viral acute or chronic hepatitis B;
  • Urogenital chlamydia or chronic;
  • Laryngeal papillomatosis;
  • Malignant tumors, including renal cell carcinoma, breast, bladder, skin and eye melanoma, myeloma, Kaposi's sarcoma;
  • Hematological malignancies, including myeloid leukemia, a malignant non-Hodgkin's lymphoma;
  • Damage to the nervous system;
  • Herpetic infections of various localization, including cold sores, genital infections, shingles, keratoconjunctivitis.


According to the instructions Laferon contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity to the drug.

Instructions for use Laferon

Candles Laferon used rectally. Medical courses prescribed individually depending on the disease.

Infants in the treatment of infectious and inflammatory diseases with sepsis, pneumonia, SARS, meningitis, fetal infection is used within 5 days Laferon 250 thousand IU twice a day. If necessary, it can be repeated after five days.

In children aged 1-7 years in the complex therapy of viral and bacterial infections Laferon used candles at the same dosage for 10 days. In older children and adults - within 10 days of 500 thousand IU twice a day. In individual scheme can be carried out maintenance treatment throughout the year.

In the treatment of influenza, rubella, measles, mumps, chicken pox and SARS in children Laferon instructions for use for 5 days twice a day. Children 1-7 years - at a dose of 250 thousand IU, older children - 500 thousand IU. In severe cases the single dose may be doubled.

For the treatment of rotavirus infection treatment is 5 days. Candles Laferon administered 1 time per day for children up to 1 year at a dose 250 thousand IU, children 1-3 years - 500 thousand IU 1 time per day for children 3-7 years old - and 500 thousand IU twice a day.


In adults, the treatment of diseases of the urogenital tract is used once a day Laferon 1 million IU for 10 days.

When treating cervical dysplasia within 10 days of daily use Laferon 3 million IU.

You can also carry out rehabilitation therapy for children 1-14 years of age who are subject to recurrent respiratory and ENT diseases of viral and bacterial infections, using candles Laferon under the special scheme for two months.

side effects

Laferon according to the instructions in the recommended doses rarely causes side effects.

When rectal side effects occur less frequently than when administered parenterally.

In the first days of treatment sometimes have symptoms similar to the flu. They usually pass on their own or in these cases may be taken in doses of paracetamol age.

It should also be borne in mind that long-term use of high doses of Laferon instructions can cause sleep disturbances, changes in blood composition, blood pressure fluctuations. By reducing the dose, these effects are reduced or completely.

In the form of suppositories for Laferon instructions can be used in infants, including premature. In these cases, 500 thousand suppositories. Bisect IU for a single dose.

There are no adequate studies of the drug during pregnancy was conducted. Therefore, the use Laferon permitted after 28 weeks of pregnancy on strict conditions prescribed by the doctor.

Candles Laferon can be used in conjunction with hormones, antibiotics and cytotoxic drugs used in the treatment of viral and bacterial, viral, cancer and autoimmune diseases.

storage conditions

Laferon released without medical prescription. Powder for solution and candles Laferon stored at 2-8 ° C, storage life - 3 years.