How to take arbidol?
The drug Arbidol is used as an antiviral agent, that is, a remedy for colds and ARVI. It contains in its composition the active substance umifenovir, as well as various excipients. Arbidol is available in capsules in packages that differ in the number of capsules. How to take arbidol in different situations?
Mode of application
The drug is taken orally before meals.
In the prevention of influenza, ARVI, severe acute respiratory syndrome
- Children from 3 to 6 years old - 50 mg once a day for 10-14 days.
- Children from 6 to 12 years old - 100 mg once a day for 10-14 days.
- Children over 12 years old and adults 200 mg once a day for 10-14 days.
During the epidemic of influenza, ARVI and other cold infections, the doses remain the same, but the duration of treatment increases to 3 weeks.
In the prevention of postoperative complications
Children from 3 to 6 years old - 50 mg, children from 6 to 12 years old - 100 mg, children older than 12 and adults - 200 mg - take 1 time 2 days before the operation, then 1 time a day on the 2nd and 5th days after surgery.
For the treatment of influenza and SARS without complications
Doses remain the same as in prophylaxis, but the frequency of administration increases from once a day to four times a day - every 6 hours for 5 days.
For treatment of flu and ARVI with complications
Doses remain the same as in prophylaxis, but the frequency of administration in the first 5 days increases from once a day to four, and then the patient takes one dose according to his age once a week for 4 weeks.
For the treatment of chronic bronchitis
Doses remain the same as in prophylaxis, but are taken 4 times a day for 5 days, and then twice a week, one dose, according to age.