Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift

, Volume 163, Issue 3–4, pp 102–105 | Cite as

Efficacy and safety of Echinaforce® in respiratory tract infections

  • Andreas SchapowalEmail author
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Echinaforce® is the standardised extract of Echinacea purpurea from Bioforce, Switzerland. Recent studies show immunomodulation and broad antiviral effects against respiratory tract viruses. Haemagglutinin and Neuraminidase are blocked. In contrast to Oseltamivir no resistance is caused by Echinaforce®. A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study over four months confirms that Echinaforce® supports the immune resistance and acts directly against a series of viruses. Echinaforce® is efficacious and safe in respiratory tract infections for long-term and short-term prevention as well as for acute treatment.


Echinaforce® Respiratory tract infections Immunomodulation and antiviral efficacy 

Wirksamkeit und Sicherheit von Echinaforce® bei Atemwegsinfekten


Echinaforce® ist der standardisierte Extrakt von Echinacea purpurea (Bioforce, Schweiz). Jüngste Studien zeigen eine Immunmodulation und breite antivirale Effekte gegen Atemwegsviren. Hä-magglutinin und Neuraminidase werden blockiert. Im Gegensatz zu Oseltamivir bewirkt Echinaforce® keine Resistenz. Eine randomisierte, plazbokontrollierte Doppelblindstudie über vier Monate bestätigt, dass Echinaforce® die Immunabwehr unterstützt und direkt gegen häufige Atemwegsviren wirkt. Echinaforce® ist bei Atemwegsinfekten effizient und sicher in der Langzeit- und Kurzzeit-Prävention, sowie in der Akutbehandlung.


Echinaforce® Atemwegsinfekte Immunmodulation und antivirale Wirksamkeit 


Conflict of interest

The author declares that there is no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Allergy ClinicLandquartSwitzerland

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