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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Immunovir (isoprinosine)?

Short Answer

It is used in the treatment of AIDS, cancer, and herpes to enhance the immune system.

Long Answer

Immunovir is also known as:

  • Isoprinosine
  • IAD
  • Inosine Acedoben Dimepranol
  • Viruxan
  • Inosiplex
  • Methisprinol
  • Inosine Pranobex

Some of the conditions it is used for are:

  • HPV: a human papillomavirus - infects the skin and mucous membranes of humans
  • HSV: herpes simplex virus
  • VZV: varicella-zoster virus
  • CMV: cytomegalovirus
  • EBV: Epstein-Barr virus
  • SSPE: subacute sclerosing panencephalitis a rare chronic progressive encephalitis caused by the measles virus and occurring primarily in children

Additional Information

Newport Pharmaceuticals: Isoprinosine
IAD (Inosine Acedoben Dimepranol) is an immunomodulatory agent that acts by enhancing the immune system to aid the body in its defense against infection. Isoprinosine has been licensed since 1971 for the treatment of cell mediated immune deficiencies associated with various viral infections. It has been on the market for over 30 years and is currently registered in 43 countries world wide for a variety of indications. These include the treatment of HPV, HSV, VZV, CMV, EBV, measles virus infections and SSPE. IAD is sold under a number of Tradenames as follows: Imunovir, Isoprinosine, Viruxan, Inosiplex, Methisoprinol and is also known by its British Approved Name - Inosine Pranobex.
Chronic Neuroimmune Diseases Immunovir (Isoprinosine)
Isoprinosine is a nucleoside, one of the basic compounds comprising cells. It is a precursor to adenosine, an important energy molecule, and plays many supportive roles in the body, including releasing insulin, facilitating the use of carbohydrate by the heart, and, potentially, participating in oxygen metabolism and protein synthesis. Based upon anecdotal reports by Russian and Eastern European athletes, inosine has been investigated for ergogenic (exercise boosting) effects. Results of controlled studies have been disappointing, however, suggesting that inosine does not improve athletic performance and may even impair it. It is used as an immune stimulator for cancer, herpes, and AIDS.