For the prevention of secondary bacterial infections associated with cold and flu. For oral anti-bacterial prophylaxis of complications of colds. Buccaline Berna provides active immunisation against bacterial colds. Illnesses of the upper respiratory are often caused by bacterial infections. Viral and influenza-like illnesses are frequently made worse by an additional bacterial infections and take longer to recover from. Immunology investigations show that Buccaline Berna significantly improves resistance to colds and flu.
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Buccaline Berna Oral Vaccine is a comprehensive cold and chill fighting vaccine consisting of the bacterial strains, namely Haemophilus influenza, pneumococci (I, II, III), Streptococcus agalactiae and Staphylococcus aureus. This unique blend of bacterial strains provides the body with strong immunity against colds, illnesses, ailments and upper respiratory tract infections. The vaccine is effective in preventing cold complications and bacterial infections like prophylaxis.
Uses – Actions
Buccaline Berna Oral Vaccine is an oral application consisting of inactivated whole cells. The bacteria it contains are the pathogens typically found in chills and colds. Through this, the immunocompetent lymphocytes are induced by the bacterial surface antigens found in Buccaline to undergo differentiation and maturation.
Uses – Pharmacokinetics
Buccaline Berna Oral Vaccine offers a gastric juice resistant tablet coating. Upon reaching the small intestine, the bacterial antigens found in the tablet are engulfed by the macrophages in a process known as phagocytosis. Then, the bacterial antigens pass through the reticuloendothelial tissue and induce the immune system to develop a systemic, specific immunity.
Several clinical trials are conducted to determine the efficacy of the Buccaline vaccine in improving the immunity of individuals. One study concerning workers of a mechanical plant in Gaz reveals that the vaccine provides 62% protective effect for the vaccinated workers compared to the unvaccinated ones.
In another trial, Buccaline vaccine provided protection for patients suffering from chronic bronchitis. This particular study looked into the immunoprophylaxis of the patients. Observations reveal that about 66% total protective effect is observed among vaccinated patients compared to those who were not.
The tablets should be swallowed whole with liquid, preferably one hour prior to breakfast or lunch.
Children below the age of 7 years take 1 tablet on the first and second days and then 2 tablets on the third day.
Children over 7 years and adults take 1 tablet on the first day, 2 tablets on the second day and 4 tablets on the third day.
Each tablet contains:
- 1000 million Pneumococcus I, II, III
- 1000 million Streptococcus : 1000 million Staphylococcus
- 1500 million. Haemophilus influenzea
- 25mg Fel Bovis sicc
- Sacchar lact.g. s.
WARNING: Buccaline Berna is not a substitute for an influenza (or flu) vaccine. To protect against catching influenza we recommend that you get an influenza (or flu) vaccine from your family doctor.