Do homeopathic medicines have side effects?

Homeopathic medicines above 4C or 8X have a low risk of side effects and no contraindications. They can be safely taken with other conventional medications and are sometimes recommended to complement other treatments.

Can I take more than one homeopathic medicine at a time? Are there interactions with other medications?

There are no known drug interactions with homeopathic medicines above 4C or 8X or with any of the Boiron branded medicines. Homeopathic medicines can safely be taken together or with other conventional medications and are sometimes recommended to complement other treatments.

Can I take a homeopathic medicine while I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, ask your health care professional before taking any medicine, including Boiron homeopathic medicines. If your health care professional needs more information on our medicines, he/she can contact us at 1.800.BOIRON.1.

Can I touch homeopathic pellets or tablets with my fingers or hands?

We do not recommend touching the pellets and tablets with your fingers or hands. Introducing any moisture to the pellets or tablets will begin the dispensing of the medicine, and any oils on your skin may coat them and hinder absorption once the medicine is in your mouth.

Should I take my Boiron medicine with or without food? Are there any other restrictions?

The most efficient route of administration for oral homeopathic medicines is sublingual absorption (under the tongue). To allow for better absorption, homeopathic medicines should be taken in a mouth free of strong flavors or anything that may coat the mouth.

We recommend taking the medicine 15 minutes before or after eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth (unless otherwise indicated on the box). Whatever food particles or flavors remain in your mouth may interfere with or delay absorption. However, there is no reason for food consumption to be staggered or withheld due to digestive interaction. Since the absorption takes place through the mucous membrane coating on the inside of the mouth, food in the stomach has no influence.

Can I use a homeopathic medicine past its expiration date?

No, we do not recommend taking a Boiron medicine past its expiration date.

Can I overdose on a homeopathic medicine?

Given the small amounts of highly diluted active ingredients, you will not suffer a drug overdose from ingesting an amount of homeopathic medicine larger than the recommended dosage. In dilutions above 4C or 8X, the toxic properties of the original substance have been removed; the medicine is safe and sold over the counter. Always read and follow the directions on the label and do not take more medicine than is recommended.

How are homeopathic medicines presented?

Homeopathic medicines are presented with very clear and specific indications and directions for use. They are available either as single medicines (only one active ingredient) or as multi-symptom medicines (most with multiple active ingredients).

Multi-symptom medicines are available in a variety of dosage forms such as tablets, gels, ointments, creams, syrups, eye drops, and suppositories. If you are not yet familiar with homeopathic medicines, these products make selecting a medicine and treating symptoms very easy.

When should I choose a single medicine?

In some instances, your symptoms are so specific that it is easy to select one single medicine. Packaged in our patented and portable "blue tube," over 80 of the most commonly used single medicines are available in health food and natural product stores. We manufacture over 400 single medicines in different dilutions, which can be special ordered through these stores.

Many self-medication books are available to help you in your single medicine selection, including Homeopathic Solutions Made Easy. You can also use the free Boiron Homeopathic Medicine Finder app. Find it online, or download the app to your smart device.

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