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Aconitum napellus: This is a homeopathic remedy known to help people who are terrified that they're going to die or who fear they're dying -- panic states with palpitations, flushing, shortness of breath, etc. Panic attacks may wake them within a couple of hours of falling asleep. They are very restless. Acutely, it can also help people who have wounds of foreign bodies in the eyes (on the way to er). ...Read more
Aconitum: The homeopathic remedy aconite is made from the plant aconitum napellus, but does not disturb heart rhythm. When prescribed correctly, it can be extremely effective in anxiety states after strong frights like car accidents or earthquakes -- panic states also, esp when the person fears that death is imminent. Despite folklore about the plant, homeopathic aconite is not linked with werewolves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm want safe homeopathic choices to take for my nerves while breastfeeding and found Aconitum Napellus but I also read it can be poisonous?
Are no guarantees: Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really there anymore (just the "essence" of it remains). That means there should be no active ingredient left to affect one's body. However, that also implies that the homeopathic "medicine" should be pretty harmless, UNLESS some other non-homeopathic ingredient (such as some other chemical) was added. ...Read more
Yes, possibly: Ramipril is an ace inhibitor for hypertension. Aconite is a homeopathic remedy. The 2 are completely different levels of intervention and would not interact with each other. Whether aconite is correct for you i cannot say without knowing much more about your case. Aconite often helps in states of acute shock and fear -- but over 750 other remedies do also. Discerning is the homeopath's task. ...Read more
Doctors can you tell me how often should aconite be given when there's a fever present with my 2yr old?
Aconite & fever: I assume you're speaking of homeopathic aconite, and not the raw herb (which would be poisonous, whereas the homeopathic remedy is not). First, not every fever needs to be treated, and you also need to be sure what the fever is from. For instance if the fever is from meningitis, the child need antibiotics. When used for viral uri-related fevers, a 30c potency could be used every couple of hours. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more