Description of the active substance:
This information is a reference and it is not enough that the drug was prescribed by a doctor. .
Means of plant origin. The herb of Echinacea purpurea contains water-soluble immunostimulating polysaccharides (4-O-methylglucuronyl arabinoxylans, acid arabinoramino-galactans); essential oils (components include germacrene alcohol, borneol, bornilacetate, pentadeca-8-en-2-one, germacrene D, caryophylline, caryophylline epoxide); flavonoids (ferulic acid derivatives thereof, including chicory acid, chicorylic acid methyl ester, 2-O-caffeoyl-3-O-feruloyl-tartaric acid, 2,3-O-diferuloyl tartaric acid, 2-O-cupoyl tartaric acid); alkamides; polyenes.
Has immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory effects. Polysaccharides increase the phagocytic activity of neutrophils and macrophages and stimulate interleukin-1 production. The complex of active substances induces the transformation of B-lymphocytes into plasma cells, improves the function of T-helpers. Thanks to inulin, levulose, betaine improves metabolic processes, especially in the liver and kidneys.
Increase nonspecific factors of body protection in uncomplicated acute infectious diseases and with a predisposition to frequent catarrhal diseases; in order to stimulate immunity in patients with uncomplicated acute infectious diseases (as an auxiliary treatment); prevention of ARVI and influenza; as an auxiliary drug for prolonged antibiotic therapy of chronic infectious diseases.
Echinacea preparations are taken internally. The dose, frequency and duration of application are set individually, depending on the dosage form used.
Possible: allergic reactions; when used in high doses - nausea, vomiting, stool disorders, insomnia, increased excitability of the nervous system.
Tuberculosis, leukemia, autoimmune diseases (including collagen diseases), widespread atherosclerosis, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, HIV infection, children under 12 years of age, hypersensitivity to Echinacea and plants of the Compositae family.
PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
Do not use when you are pregnant.
APPLICATION FOR CHILDREN
Contraindicated in children under 4 years (for the dosage form - tablets), and up to 1 year (for the dosage form - drops).
Patients with recurrent infectious diseases of the respiratory tract require regular medical supervision.
During the period of application of Echinacea, no other immunostimulating drugs should be prescribed.