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Oscillococcinum dose and overdose?

1.The usual Oscillococcinum package (I buy from Walmart) is of 3 single dose tubes (1000 mg). The instruction on the box suggests to take 1 whole tube every 4 hours. Why are the doses for Oscillococcinum so big? Can I take a different dose, and still get the effect?

2. Here is my experience with overdose of Oscillococcinum: it was 2 years ago, when I bougth a box of 6 tubes (2 x 3 tubes). My simptoms we improved afte the first tube, but I continued to take one every 4 hours; when I realized I took the 4th tube. My simproms got worst, and I ended up having flu.
  babamy on 2007-02-04
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
When I prescribe Oscillococcinum, usually i suggest the next:
If you try to prevent the symptoms of the flu, take one tube once a week.
If you try to relieve your symptoms, because you have got flu, then -in my practice- it's better to take half a tube every 8 hours, ans espaciate if you have improvements.
Oscillococcinum is a trade mark, but you can substitute it by ANAS BARBARIE 200K in pellets, taking three pellet in eact time.
Overdoses it's usual when you obbey the remedy instructions writing in the box.
andres last decade
Even half a tube seems like overkill. How about making a wet dose with just a few pellets and succussing before each time. Less likelihood of aggravation, and one box could take care of the whole neighborhood!
Daisy43 last decade
Dear Daisy43:
You're right. I'm agree.
But I use to prescribe as I said, but it's possible -and with less posibilities of agravation- to use it as you said.
Nice idea.
Best regards
andres last decade
andres, you may well be right (I defer to your experience). But I know for myself, given the speed with which an illness like influenza can develop, that I would want to take a remedy more often than every 8 hours. I might not need to, but it would be difficult to resist. This patient is very IMpatient, LOL.
Daisy43 last decade
Oscillococcinum (commonly shortened to Oscillo) is a homeopathic alternative medicine marketed to relieve influenza-like symptoms. It is one of the most popular homeopathic preparations, particularly in France.
Woolmer last decade
Can someone tell me why Oscillococcinum is defferent than all the other remedies? What is the difference in taking the whole tube than taking the usual 5 pellets?
stadi last decade
It is not different to other remedies. There is a lot of misinformation about homoeopathy - this is part of that unfortunately.

And this is not homoeopathy by the way. Homoeopathy is only homoeopathy, when the symptoms of the patient are used to prescribe a medicine. There are no symptoms being used here, but instead a medical theory (that the flu virus is the cause of your flu). This is an allopathic perversion of homoeopathy, which is very common in France. Homoeopathy has been corrupted almost beyond recognition in that country.

Taking more pillules will create a larger aggravation when it happens.
[message edited by brisbanehomoeopath on Mon, 17 Oct 2011 21:17:24 BST]
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Thanks! Now I understand that it is more complicated than I thought! So I guess prescribing Echinacea 5CH to strengthen the immune-system falls into the same category.
stadi last decade
Yes that is not homoeopathy either. That is herbalism, but using one of our potentized medicines.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade

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