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Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic remedy indicated for the treatment of flu states, which helps to relieve general flu symptoms, such as fever, headache, chills and muscle pain throughout the body.
This remedy is produced from diluted extracts of duck heart and liver, and was developed based on the healing law of homeopathy: "like can cure like", where substances that provoke some of the flu symptoms, are used to help prevent and treat these same symptoms. Understand better how homeopathic remedies work.
This medicine is available in boxes of 6 or 30 tubes, containing homeopathic globules, and can be purchased in pharmacies, without the need to present a prescription.However, it is recommended that homeopathic treatment be prescribed by a homeopathic physician, and should never replace conventional medical treatment with conventional remedies.
What is it for
Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic remedy indicated to prevent and treat the flu, relieving symptoms such as headache, chills, fever and body aches, in adults and children.
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How to take it
Oscillococcinum is produced in the form of small doses with spheres, known as globules, which must be placed under the tongue.
This homeopathic remedy is supplied in packages containing tubes with globules, and each tube of Oscillococcinum corresponds to a dose.
How to use Oscillococcinum may vary according to the purpose of treatment, and includes:
1. Flu prevention
The normally recommended dose is 1 dose per week, which corresponds to 1 tube of Oscillococcinum, administered during the autumn period, between April and June, or as recommended by the homeopathic physician.
2. Flu treatment
For the treatment of flu, the normally recommended doses of Oscillococcinum are:
- First flu symptoms: the recommended dosage is 1 dose, that is, 1 tube of globules, administered 2 to 3 times a day, every 6 hours, or as recommended by the homeopathic doctor;
- Strong flu: the recommended dosage is 1 dose, that is, 1 tube of globules, administered morning and evening, for 1 to 3 days, or as recommended from the homeopathic doctor.
If symptoms do not improve after 3 days of treatment with Oscillococcinum, it is recommended to consult a doctor.
Possible side effects
Oscillococcinum is considered a safe homeopathic remedy, however in some cases it can cause allergic reactions such as headache or swelling, including swelling of the tongue. In these cases, discontinue its use and seek immediate medical help or the nearest emergency room.
Who should not use
Oscillococcinum should not be used by people who are lactose intolerant, diabetics or people who are allergic to any of the components of the formula.
In addition, it should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women without medical advice.