has repeatedly been tested on animals, as a result of which any negative effects on the fetus and mother bodies have not been identified were. However, pregnant women are a special category in which clinical trials are infrequently conducted — so there is no reliable data on the effect of Arbidol on them. In this regard, the drug can be used solely as prescribed by the doctor in cases where the potential benefit of taking it to the mother is higher than the potential risk to the fetus.
According to manufacturers, “Arbidol” is a non-toxic drug that can cause only rare allergic reactions.
The action of “Arbidol” is based on the induction of interferon, which is involved in the maintenance and proper operation of immunity. In pregnant women, immunity is reduced as a result of changes in the hormonal background, leading to the development of infectious or inflammatory diseases. However, it is difficult to predict the response of the natural interferon system to its additional source in the form of “Arbidol”.
When pregnant people can be given “Arbidol”
Justified prescribing “Arbidol” to a pregnant woman may be if her life is threatened by a viral infection that this the drug can destroy. “Arbidol” has proved itself most effectively against coronaviruses, provoking the development of severe acute respiratory syndrome, as well as influenza A and B strains.
Influenza of type A and B with reduced immunity against the background of pregnancy is quite severe in women.
For influenza and various acute respiratory diseases caused by viruses, “Arbidol” is prescribed to pregnant women with a standard dose of 200 milligrams four times a day for five days. It is also often prescribed for prevention of women who are in contact with a person suffering from acute viral infection during pregnancy, as well as during the influenza epidemic. The preventive dose of “Arbidol” is 200 milligrams twice a week for several weeks.
Replace “Arbidol” with folk preventive means in the form of onions, garlic and real honey straight from the honeycomb. Also effectively protect against disease herbal decoctions of chamomile, raspberry or linden color, which are harmless to both mother and child. At the same time decoctions from mother and stepmother and nettles from preventive means it is advisable to exclude.