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Allegedly from the flu: spend the last to buy the unnecessary

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A placebo (from Latin placebo, literally - “I will please, like”) is a substance without obvious medicinal properties, used as a medicine, the therapeutic effect of which is associated with the patient’s belief in the effectiveness of the drug. Sometimes a placebo capsule or tablet is called a dummy. Lactose is often used as a placebo substance. In addition, the term placebo effect refers to the very phenomenon of improving human health due to the fact that he believes in the effectiveness of some effect, actually neutral. In addition to taking the drug, such an effect may be, for example, the performance of certain procedures or exercises, the direct effect of which is not observed. The degree of manifestation of the placebo effect depends on the suggestibility of the person and the external circumstances of the “treatment” - for example, on the appearance of the placebo, its price and the total complexity of receiving the “medicine” (this strengthens the credibility of its effectiveness due to the unwillingness to consider efforts and money spent in vain) , the degree of trust in the doctor, the authority of the clinic.

Immunomodulators - natural or synthetic substances that can have a regulatory effect on the immune system. By the nature of their influence on the immune system, they are divided into immunostimulating and immunosuppressive. In the CIS and in Western countries, immunomodulators can understand various groups of drugs. The market has about a hundred immunomodulators developed domestically and practically not used outside the CIS. This group of substances has significant sales volumes (more than 30 million packages in 2010), second only to antibiotics and cancer drugs. In Western countries, immunomodulators are used mainly in cases of rare secondary immunodeficiency.

Do not spend money on "drugs" with unproven effectiveness. You noticed that the word medicine is enclosed in quotation marks - that's right, because you can also take chocolate and lemon orally. The effect is about the same, no one has proven otherwise!


Интерфероны - Лекарства якобы от гриппа

In early preclinical studies in the 1970s, inducers did not show a clear antiviral effect, but many of them showed high toxicity; they are not used in medical practice in developed countries. These substances directly affect the complex signaling systems of the body, which can lead to severe side effects.

Outside the countries of the former USSR, interferon inducers (including those in Western Europe and North America) are not registered as medicines, and their clinical efficacy has not been proven in any large international study.


Тилорон - Лекарства якобы от гриппа

The active substance tilorone was patented in the United States in 1968, however, clinical trials have not passed. In 2001, the only randomized study was conducted on the effectiveness of the drug in influenza and other respiratory viral infections.

The results are published only in the unreferenced HAC Russian Medical Journal.

Tiloron is a synthetic low molecular weight compound with antiviral properties and the ability to induce interferon when administered orally. There are also reports of its antitumor and anti-inflammatory properties. In dosage forms used in the form of dihydrochloride.

It is registered in Russia, Ukraine [5], Kazakhstan [6], Belarus [7], Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan [8] as an antiviral and immunomodulating drug. Information on the use of tilorone as a medicine outside the former USSR is not available.

Allegedly medicines

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You are not laboratory rats. Why experiment with yourself?


Гомеопатия - Лекарства якобы от гриппа

All of the above "drugs" are not inferior in effectiveness to 10 grams of sugar dissolved in a glass of drinking water.

Homeopathy (from the Greek “similar” and “disease”) is a type of alternative medicine that involves the use of highly diluted drugs [1], which are supposed to cause symptoms in healthy people, similar to the symptoms of a patient’s disease. The concept of treatment according to the pseudoscientific principle “similar to the like” (lat. Similia similibus curantur) is opposed by homeopaths to the principles of rational pharmacotherapy. The founder and author of the term is the German physician Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann (04.10.1755 - 02.07.1843).

The theoretical justification of the homeopathic principle does not correspond to scientific ideas about the functioning of a healthy and sick body, and the clinical trials of homeopathic remedies did not reveal a difference between a homeopathic remedy and a placebo. [1] [3] [4] This means that any positive feelings after treatment with homeopathy are explained by the placebo effect and the natural recovery from the disease. Trivial calculations show that in preparations with dilutions of 12C and higher, the probability of having at least one molecule of the active substance is close to zero [5]. For these reasons, the scientific community regards homeopathy as pseudoscience [6], quackery or fraud [7] [8].

The World Health Organization (WHO) warns against the homeopathic treatment of infectious and any other serious diseases. [9] According to the organization’s experts, “the use of homeopathy has no evidence base, and in cases where it is used as an alternative to the main treatment, it poses a real threat to the health and life of people.” [10]

A large number of professional medical and general scientific organizations openly express a negative attitude to homeopathy due to the lack of evidence of its effectiveness. Among government organizations, negative conclusions about the effectiveness of homeopathy were made by the Committee on Science and Technology of the British Parliament, the US Federal Trade Commission, the National Council for Health and Medical Research of Australia and others.

In 2017, the Commission to Combat Pseudoscience and the Falsification of Scientific Research under the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences issued a memorandum that recognizes homeopathy as pseudoscience. The memorandum sets out recommendations aimed at eliminating homeopathy from the Russian healthcare system. Within the framework of the memorandum, the commission suggested that the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation exclude the medical use of homeopathy in municipal and state medical institutions, and also recommended that pharmacies not sell homeopathic and medicines together [11]. The document caused a lively discussion among the scientific medical community and the public in Russia.


Осторожно: БАД - Лекарства якобы от гриппа

To treat yourself by squeezing the bark of dried something there or drink citrus concentrate extract? Better buy a lemon and make tea!

Biologically active food supplements (BAA) are compositions of biologically active substances intended for direct intake with food or incorporation into food products. They are used as an additional source of food and biologically active substances to optimize various types of metabolism, normalize and / or improve the functional state of organs and systems, reduce the risk of diseases, normalize the microflora of the gastrointestinal tract and as enterosorbents. The physiological effects of dietary supplements are achieved by introducing into the body substances or complexes of substances that have a pronounced effect on humans and other animals. In this case, dietary supplements are not drugs and occupy an intermediate position between them and food.

Due to the lack of a developed regulatory framework in Russia, dietary supplements have become the object of activity of many commercial firms (which actively advertise and often produce them in a makeshift way) and at first were not in demand by official medicine. Their interpretation has become ambiguous both among consumers and among medical personnel. This often leads to serious misconceptions and wrong actions. Modern advertising of dietary supplements and medicines, especially television, creates a high degree of risk for the consumer. The danger is also posed by those manufacturers who use unstudied or toxic natural components when creating dietary supplements.

Supplements are also used in animal husbandry and poultry farming.

What to do?

With an increase in body temperature, they do not help, practically do not help, or very briefly paracetamol and ibuprofen help.

You can use combined preparations with paracetamol (Antigrippin, Teraflu, Coldrex, Fervex, etc.): they are tastier, more convenient and more expensive than tablets with a pure substance. The effectiveness is the same, plus a reduction in symptoms due to phenylephrine and pheniramine / chlorphenamine .

The temperature in the room is from 20 ° to 25 ° . You should drink a lot!

Rinse your nose with saline solutions (saline) . Do not rinse your nose and use vasoconstrictor drugs for more than a week.

If you (your child) encounter a virus and you don’t have protective antibodies in your blood, you will get sick. Antibodies will appear in one of two cases: either you get sick or you get grafted .

By grafting, you protect yourself not from viruses in general, but only from the flu virus.

And be sure to consult a doctor!

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