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									Possible reactions to your remedy                  The Royal London Homœopathic Hospital
Homeopathy is a very safe and gentle method        60 Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3HR        PHARMACY
of healing. The remedies work in a different                    www.rlhh.org.uk
way to the medicines that you are used to
receiving from your GP. As well as relieving                   Patient services
the symptoms they stimulate your body to heal       Tel: 020 7391 8888   Fax: 020 7391 8869
itself.

In some cases symptoms may appear to                                                          Royal London Homœopathic Hospital
become worse after starting the remedy.                                                        The NHS Centre for Integrated Medicine
This is usually a good sign as it indicates that
your body is reacting to the remedy, but has
been over-stimulated.

If this happens, stop taking the remedy for
about a week or until the symptoms settle.
Only re-start taking the remedy if necessary.

If you experience continued symptoms of
aggravation please contact your hospital
doctor.




                                                      In Case of emergency, contact:
                                                                                                How to take your
                                                           Pharmacy Department
                                                                                              homeopathic remedies
                                                               020 7391 8805



                                                                  - May 2009 -
                    When to take your          Pills should be tipped into the bottle lid or   Oral drops or liquid can be given on a
                    Homeopathic remedy         onto a clean spoon and transferred to the       spoon or placed in a small amount of water
                                               mouth. Hold in the mouth for at least ten       before swallowing.
                     Take your remedy at
                                               seconds and then suck or chew. Do not
                     least twenty minutes
                                               swallow with water.                             Storage of remedies
                     away from anything
                     strongly flavoured:       Pill dispensers may be purchased from the       Remedies should be stored in a cool, dry
food, drink (except water), smoking,           pharmacy, which make it easier to obtain the    place, away from direct sunlight and strong
toothpaste and any other medication.           required amount of pills with minimum           smelling substances such as camphor,
                                               contact.                                        menthol, soaps eucalyptus and perfumes.
Allow one to two minutes between each
homeopathic remedy.                            How to use the                                  Remedies should be stored away from
                                               tubes                                           electronic gadgetry, mobile phones and
Why take them this way?                                                                        other radiation emitting equipment if
                                               Turn the tube upside-                           possible.
The effects of homeopathic remedies are        down so that the clear
thought to be enhanced by absorption           cap is at the bottom.
through the lining of the mouth and any                                                                Please keep all medicines
strong flavours may interfere with this        Twist the clear cap                               out of the sight and reach of children.
absorption.                                    until the required
                                               number of pills drop
Taking your remedy                             into it.                                        How long should you take your remedy
                                                                                               for?
Contact with the hands should be kept to a     Gently ease the clear
minimum as the pills are coated with the       cap away from the                               This varies for each
homeopathic remedy.                            tube, tip the pills onto                        individual; however,
                                               a clean spoon or cup                            you should hope to
Oral drops should be held in the mouth for     and then place in your                          see a steady
ten seconds before swallowing.                 mouth as directed.                              improvement of your
                                                                                               symptoms. If your
                                               Replace the cap.                                symptoms disappear
Drops can be put directly onto the tongue,
under the tongue, onto a clean spoon and                                                       completely stop
sucked or placed in a small amount of water.   Remedies for babies and young children          taking your
                                                                                               homeopathic remedy
                                               Pills or tablets can be crushed between
Oral liquids should be held in the mouth                                                       or follow your
                                               two clean spoons and put straight onto the
for ten seconds before swallowing.                                                             doctor’s instructions.
                                               tongue.

								
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