Arbidol - instructions for use, analogs, reviews and release forms (tablets and capsules 50 and 100 mg) drugs to treat influenza and colds in adults, children and pregnancy. Indications and contraindications to taking the drug

Arbidol - instructions for use, analogs, reviews and release forms (tablets and capsules 50 and 100 mg) drugs to treat influenza and colds in adults, children and pregnancy. Indications and contraindications to taking the drug

In this article, you can read the instructions for using the drug Arbidol. There are reviews of visitors to the site - consumers of this medication, as well as opinions of doctors of specialists on the use of Arbidol in their practice. A big request is to actively add their feedback on the drug: the medicine helped or did not help get rid of the disease, which were observed complications and side effects, possibly not declared by the manufacturer in the annotation. Analogues of Arbidol in the presence of existing structural analogues. Use for the treatment of influenza, bronchitis, pneumonia and other colds and orgi in adults, children,as well as during pregnancy and lactation.


Arbidol - antiviral drug. Specifically suppresses influenza A and B viruses, the SARS-associated coronavirus. By the mechanism of antiviral action refers to the inhibitors of fusion (fusion), interacts with the hemagglutinin of the virus and prevents the fusion of the lipid envelope of the virus and cell membranes.


Has a moderate immunomodulatory effect.


Has interferon-inducing activity, stimulates humoral and cellular immunity reactions, phagocytic function of macrophages, increases the body's resistance to viral infections.


Reduces the incidence of complications associated with a viral infection, as well as exacerbations of chronic bacterial diseases.


Therapeutic efficacy in viral infections is manifested in a decrease in the severity of general intoxication and clinical phenomena, and in reducing the duration of the disease.


Refers to low-toxic drugs. Does not have any negative effects on the human body when administered orally at recommended doses.




After oral administration, it is rapidly absorbed from the digestive tract.Metabolised in the liver. About 40% is excreted unchanged, mainly with bile (38.9%) and in an insignificant number - kidney (0.12%). During the first 24 hours, 90% of the dose is taken.


Indications for admission


Prevention and treatment in adults and children:

  • influenza A and B, SARS, SARS, incl. complicated by bronchitis and pneumonia;
  • secondary immunodeficiency states;
  • complex therapy of chronic bronchitis, pneumonia and recurrent herpetic infection.


Prevention of postoperative infectious complications and normalization of the immune status.


In the complex therapy of acute intestinal infections of rotavirus etiology in children older than 3 years.


Forms of release


Tablets 50 mg, 100 mg


Capsules 50 mg, 100 mg


Instructions for use and dosing regimen


For non-specific prophylaxis


In direct contact with a patient with influenza and other acute respiratory viral infections, adults and children over 12 years of age Arbidol is prescribed at a dose of 200 mg per day; children aged 6 to 12 years - 100 mg per day; Children aged 3 to 6 years - 50 mg per day. The drug is taken once a day. Course - 10-14 days.


During the epidemic of influenza and other acute respiratory infections, to prevent the exacerbation of chronic bronchitis and relapse of herpetic infection to adults and children over 12 years of age, the drugappoint a single dose of 200 mg; children aged 6 to 12 years - 100 mg; Children aged 3 to 6 years - 50 mg. The drug is taken 2 times a week for 3 weeks.


For prevention of SARS (when in contact with a patient), adults and children over 12 years of age are prescribed 200 mg once a day for 12-14 days; children aged 6 to 12 years - 100 mg once a day (before meals) for 12-14 days.


For the prevention of postoperative infectious complications, the drug is prescribed two days before the operation, then on the second and fifth days after the operation in doses: adults and children over 12 years - 200 mg, children aged 6 to 12 years - 100 mg, 3 to 6 years - 50 mg.


For treatment


With flu and other acute respiratory infections without complications to adults and children over 12 years of age, the drug is prescribed 200 mg 4 times a day (every 6 hours), children aged 6 to 12 years - 100 mg 4 times a day (every 6 hours), from 3 to 6 years - 50 mg 4 times a day (every 6 hours). The course of treatment is 5 days.


With influenza and other acute respiratory viral infections with complications (including bronchitis, pneumonia), adults and children over 12 years of age Arbidol is prescribed 200 mg 4 times a day (every 6 hours) for 5 days, then 200 mg 1 time per week for 4 weeks. Children aged 6 to 12 years are prescribed 100 mg 4 times a day (every 6 hours) then - 100 mg once a week for 4 weeks.Children aged 3 to 6 years are prescribed 50 mg 4 times a day (every 6 hours) for 5 days, then 50 mg once a week for 4 weeks.


For the treatment of SARS, adults and children over 12 years of age are prescribed 200 mg twice a day for 8-10 days.


In the complex therapy of chronic bronchitis and recurrent herpetic infection, adults and children over 12 years of age receive the drug 200 mg 4 times a day (every 6 hours) for 5-7 days, then 200 mg twice a week for 4 weeks . Children aged 6 to 12 years, 100 mg 4 times a day (every 6 hours) for 5-7 days, then - 100 mg 2 times a week for 4 weeks. Children aged 3 to 6 years are prescribed 50 mg 4 times a day (every 6 hours) for 5-7 days; then - 50 mg twice a week for 4 weeks.


In the complex therapy of acute intestinal infections of rotavirus etiology, children over 12 years of age are prescribed 200 mg 4 times a day (every 6 hours) for 5 days, at the age of 6 to 12 years - 100 mg 4 times a day (every 6 hours ) for 5 days, at the age of 3 to 6 years - 50 mg 4 times a day (every 6 hours) for 5 days.


Side effect

  • allergic reactions.


  • children under 3 years;
  • hypersensitivity to the components of the drug.


Application in pregnancy and lactation


Data on the use of Arbidol during pregnancy and during breastfeeding are not provided. That is, taking the drug in these cases is undesirable, since the evidence base and the rationale for admission is not provided by the drug manufacturer.


Impact on the ability to drive vehicles and manage mechanisms


The drug does not show central neurotropic activity and can be used in medical practice for preventive purposes in practically healthy persons of various professions requiring increased attention and speed of psychomotor reactions (including transport drivers, operators).


Analogues of Arbidol


Structural analogs for the active substance:

  • Arpetol
  • Arpetolide
  • Arpeflu

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Reviews (36):
and there was no flu this year. Madame Golikova in frustration, her medicine was not for sale.
Arbidol - a dummy, not related to drugs.
Yes, I also heard that he was a placebo :(
Complete nonsense, money to the wind.
This winter, took Arbidol for prevention of influenza, there's nothing to say - the flu I picked up anyway. Then in the treatment of the virus he helped me, because the flu for me is usually 7-9 days in the hospital, and then the ever-caught cold and a cold with a cough. This time on Arbidol I was able to get up faster, compared to my usual illness, already in 3 days I was relieved. A coryza with a cough or throat did not hurt. So I can say that for the prevention of influenza, there is no medicine, but for treatment it is quite suitable. I checked myself.
Arbidol was synthesized back in the 30s of the last century, resumed studies in the 80's, but never received positive clinical results. That is, the result of something like this sometimes it can help, someone somewhere, someday .. somehow .. That's what is now going on advertising! Want to give your money to the Americans - a flag in your hands! But the effect of this drug is an illusion! And the producers know this very well!
I used to believe in arbidol, but when I found out that this is a widely advertised placebo drug, my opinion about him changed immediately. And many believe in advertising, buy these capsules, drink. And the most interesting thing is that they were helped by Arbidol. Does this result in auto-suggestion or what? It is even more disgusting that we are hung up with noodles on the ears for its effectiveness.
Maybe self-hypnosis. But ARVI passes the day for 2 and without any cough.
Did not help at all. I drank as I was prescribed, but what about it, what without it.
She drank twice a year for the course indicated in the instructions, she still had the flu, and so much more than ever. I suspect that the virus is constantly changing, because the symptoms are different each year, but this medicine is only designed for viruses A and B.
Irina, Influenza A and B viruses are the main strains that determine the infectious profile in our country. And about the influence of Arbidol on this virus, you yourself lucidly wrote.
Useless drug.
An excellent product! I am cured for two or three days at most. And if you take it in advance, when only the symptoms first appear, then the illness is bypassed by the party.
Several times I was helped to cope with a severe cold (maybe it was flu, I do not understand). I can not believe that a placebo can have such an effect.
Igorek and the rest (including deleted ones), I Stand a warning advertisers and / or the manufacturer of the drug Arbidol for customized advertising under the guise of reviews of ordinary visitors. If such a policy is continued, a standard punishment will be followed, which many pharmaceutical companies - banks, that have been noted by customized reviews are aware of, and the moderation of reviews for the drug will be significantly tightened. Let's live together and be ethical towards consumers.
Irina (review not published), it's same Stanislav, Tie up with advertising. Ban and the blacklist are already over you.
Elena P.
I will share my experience. The instructions to Arbidol prescribe that the drug can be used for children from 3 years. My daughter is already 5 and Arbidol, unfortunately, a terrible allergy. About it it is said in the notation to the preparation in the section "Side effects". But I did not think that the reaction of the body can be so strong! I read reviews on other sites, many complain about the manifestation of allergic reactions in children. I do not understand why the manufacturer does not amend, because the fact is on the face.
I'm surprised that there are positive reviews about him. It seemed to me that for a long time everyone knows that this is a commercial product. If he helped someone, it was purely by chance, because the stars so agreed :))
Choose proven and high-quality medicines, and enrich others due to illness is not worth it.
svetlana 07.07
Arbidol, unfortunately, has never helped, but it's a pity. After all, we, sick, turn to doctors and believe that they are treating, and not crippling us.
I will share my experience. In January, I went to the pharmacy to buy antiviral drugs, and since there was only Arbidol, I had to buy it anyway (although there were doubts about its effectiveness). In occasion of prophylaxis a full zero. I bought a child 3 years ago, it did not help either in terms of prevention or treatment. I thought maybe it just coincided, but no, according to my friends it's a real dummy. Sorry for the money ...
In my opinion, it significantly reduces the time of illness. But there was no difference between Arbidol max and usual I did not see.
He does not cut anything. If you sincerely believe in favor of arbidol, it can and will help, but by and large it is a dummy, with a virus it does not fight, it just suppresses the symptoms, but it's not easier, and sometimes even worse. I never buy it.
Arbidol tablet with the effect of a placebo and with a low evidence base, which no one wants to spend, because it is necessary to spend money on this. Well, if the manufacturer put the chalk inside, and if anything is more serious. Therefore, taking arbidol is like roulette, it can be lucky, but maybe not, because it is not known how the immune system responds to this drug and what the consequences will be.
The advertised expensive means. When it first appeared on sale, it cost a little more than a hundred rubles. Then it began to advertise and recommend the leadership of our country and the head physician, as a result the price increased sharply. It is not worth it this money.
Anna Skvortsova
Never listen to advertising and people's opinions, always based only on personal experience. It was the same with tablets arbidol, I was discharged from the polyclinic, I bought it in the pharmacy and started taking it, after the course of admission I realized that they absolutely do not help me and I should start taking something else. When I returned to the polyclinic, I was discharged an antibiotic, but the question why my arbidol did not help me, the doctor answered - well, it did not help, it did not help.
I, I think, have been treated with arbidol the longest. Well, if you do not count honey with hot milk, but it's quite from childhood. Arbidol quite satisfied: take the instructions, as expected. I always know that you want, you do not want, all the same on treatment of days five should be spent. If manufacturers of some other medicines promise something else, then this is certainly a lie. Per minute ARVI is not treated.
What did not you try for your son. And arbidol, and kagocel. The rash began to appear on these antiviral agents. And there is no sense.
My daughter has always been ill for a long time and with taste, any virus recruited complications, in general, a minimum of two weeks outside the school, of which seven days in bed. Then the therapist advised Arbidol, only specified that it is better to take it as soon as the first symptoms appear. And as soon as my beauty raschahatsya, I began immediately give her capsules according to the instructions. For 4 days has recovered. I was very surprised, to be honest, did not expect such an effect. We spent a day at home just in case, and everything was fine, the doctor did not attack the infection again.
I got sick this year on the second wave of flu. I already relaxed and hoped that it was carried by, but alas ... Well, I immediately suspected that it was the flu and turned to the doctor. At the initial stage, the disease was diagnosed. They prescribed arbidol, ibuprofen, copious drink, and bed rest. Arbidol drank every 6 hours for one capsule 4 times a day - 5 days. On the fourth day I felt great already, although I usually get sick for at least 10 days. I have not experienced any side effects.
Arbidol for me is just salvation. I have never been lucky in life with tablets, that neither the drug is a complete list of side effects. If in pobochki "nausea" - rest assured, it at me will precisely be. Arbidol is the only drug that I do not have any pox in general. So my torments with seasonal ARI and ARI ended. Many thanks to the creators of the medicine and to my treating doctor.
Good administrator, but you rub the paid positive feedback and do not rub the paid negative ones, which just appear less massively, but also constantly. What is the use of your site at all?
Dinaria, Do not go, but your prepaid positive reviews in the Directory are not needed. A third of competitors as well as the rest of the advertising spam. We do not have a scrap heap for both advertising and anti-advertising. For these purposes, it is full of other unprincipled sites that publish for money anything in any amount for money.

P.S. Specially raised his eyes higher and read the last two published reviews, where is the negative?
A normal medicine, it helped me.
Arbidol did not grow together. Many times it did not help. Wife only bought for prophylaxis (Fig figuratively), this time capsules (and some sort of soluble burdock for relieving symptoms) - hopes will help. Will not help. All medicines for alcohol. And onions with garlic ("so that stinks").
PS. I do not understand people who once again hope: but what if it helps? - and they take all sorts of nasty things ... Everyone's health!
Arbidol is an excellent product. The main thing is that it should not be counterfeit. I had a terrible sinusitis and fronts.Pus flowed continuously. The temperature was more than thirty-nine. And nothing helped. After the second reception it became easier. On the second day, there was no temperature. Four days later I went to work absolutely healthy. Then almost a year I did not even have a cold, and I work on the street and often freeze.
Lena Farfduk
The most untwisted antiviral. Only acts through time, at least to me.

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