Common cold and flu-like illnesses are caused by a large variety of viruses, such as rhinoviruses, coronaviruses and others. The nose is the most common route of infection. If viruses have penetrated into the nose, they can attach themselves to the mucous membrane and infect mucosal cells where they multiply and spread. This results in the typical symptoms of a cold, such as a blocked or runny nose, sore throat and/or headache, cough, etc.
The active ingredient of AGOVIRAX Carragelose® has a dual positive effect.
It forms a protective barrier against viruses. Carragelose® envelops cold viruses and prevents their adhesion to mucous membranes. Thereby, the reproduction and spread of viruses responsible for infecting the airways is reduced.
AGOVIRAX forms a moisturising, protective film. Due to the action of Carragelose®, this film remains on the nasal mucosa for longer and serves as a physical barrier against external influences. This physiological moisture film supports the body’s natural defences against cold viruses.