PRAVOTIN 30 SACHETS
Pravotin (Lactoferrin) treats low iron levels in women who are pregnant and for preventing blood infections (sepsis) in premature infants.
It also treats many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these other uses.
Active Constituent of Pravotin
What is Lactoferrin?
- Lactoferrin is a protein that presents in cow milk and human milk.
- Colostrum is the first milk produced after a baby is born, contains about seven times more lactoferrin.
- Lactoferrin presents also in fluids in the eye, nose, respiratory tract, intestine, and elsewhere. People use lactoferrin as medicine.
- Lactoferrin treats low iron levels in women who are pregnant and for preventing blood infections (sepsis) in premature infants.
- It also treats many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these other uses.
Mechanism of action
How does it work?
Lactoferrin helps regulate how well iron is absorbed into the body from the intestine.
It also seems to protect against infections from bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Lactoferrin seems to slow down the growth of bacteria by starving them of nutrients. It also destroys the walls around the bacteria. The lactoferrin in mother’s milk helps protect breast-fed infants against infections.
Uses and benefits of Pravotin (Lactoferrin)
- Low iron levels in women who are pregnant. Some research shows that taking lactoferrin as a source of iron during pregnancy is about as effective as might be as effective as an iron injection given by a health care provider.
- Blood infection (sepsis). Research shows that giving lactoferrin to premature infants while they are in the hospital may help to prevent serious blood infections.
- Acne the use of lactoferrin supplements combined with vitamin E and zinc for three months in people with mild to moderate acne and found a reduction in total acne lesions and comedones and inflammatory lesions compared to those who took a placebo
- Lactoferrin appears to protect the body from pathogenic microorganisms such as those that cause bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.
- Low levels of red blood cells in people with a long-term illness (anemia of chronic disease). Early research suggests that taking lactoferrin may improve blood markers in some patients with this condition. Lactoferrin may work better in patients who are also pregnant.
- Common cold. Early research in healthy adults shows that taking lactoferrin does not prevent symptoms of the common cold.
- Diarrhea. treating diarrhea in children.
- A digestive tract infection that can lead to ulcers or H. pylori). It is not clear if taking lactoferrin from cows (bovine lactoferrin) helps standard H. pylori treatments to work better. Some studies show bovine lactoferrin improves how well these medications work. But other studies show no benefit. However, studies do agree that taking lactoferrin alone is not effective for treating H. pylori infection.
- Swelling of the liver caused by the hepatitis c virus (hepatitis C).
Side effects of Pravotin (Lactoferin)
- Lactoferrin is LIKELY SAFE in the amounts present in food.
- Consuming higher amounts of lactoferrin from cow’s milk is possibly safe for up to a year.
- Human lactoferrin that is made from specially processed rice appears to be safe for up to 14 days.
- Lactoferrin can cause diarrhea.
- In very high doses, skin rash, loss of appetite, fatigue, chills, and constipation can occur.
- For low iron levels in women who are pregnant: 200-250 mg lactoferrin each day for up to 8 weeks.
- Blood infection (sepsis): 100-250 mg or 100-200 mg/kg lactoferrin daily while hospitalized. Infant formula contains lactoferin for a better immune response.
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak was caused by infection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
The clinical outcomes of elderly individuals and those with underlying diseases affected by COVID-19 are serious, and may result in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and even mortality.
Currently, the clinical treatments for COVID-19 mostly involve symptom alleviation measures and non-specific broad spectrum antiviral drugs, as highly effective antiviral drugs and vaccines are not yet available.
Lactoferrin (LF) exhibits broad-spectrum antiviral activity, including against coronaviruses.
In addition, Lactoferrin also exhibits anti-inflammatory, anti-infective and immune-regulating properties, which are in line with the treatment requirements for SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Therefore, the use of LF may be of value in the prevention and/or management of COVID-19.
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