Taking Homeopathic Medicines

Homeopathic medicines come in either drops or pilules, both of which have the same effect.

Taking homeopathic medicine differs from taking usual medications, because the dosage varies depending on the nature of the complaint and how you respond to your specific treatment.

Here is some general information on taking homeopathic medicines:

  • As homeopathic medicines are absorbed through the lining of your mouth (and not your stomach) take them15-30 minutes away from eating, drinking or brushing your teeth.

  • Store medicines in a cool, dark, dry place (not the fridge) and keep away from sunlight, heat, strong smells like camphor, liniments and mobile phones. (Don't carry remedies in your pocket or handbag if you also have your mobile phone on.)

  • Applying 'vaporub' will antidote a homeopathic medicine if you use it at around the same time.

  • Where possible, avoid touching the pilules with fingers or the bottle dropper with your mouth. If this is not possible, when dosing a child with a virus, it's best if they don't share the bottle or dropper with anyone else.

  • Hold the medicine under your tongue for ten seconds or so before swallowing. Young children 'suck and swallow' - as ¬†long as it's into a clean mouth, this is OK.Homeopathic medicines are safe for children and pregnant women to take ;there are no toxic side effects. If your symptoms change while on homeopathic treatment and you are concerned, please contact us.


Homeopathic medicines are safe to take, even for babies and pregnant women.

Homeopathic medicines last for a long time, provided they are kept in a cool dark place away from strong smells. Liquids tend to have a shorter shelf life than pilules. Liquids last for many years, but need to be replaced if the liquid becomes cloudy. When stored properly, pilules last indefinitely.

Our aim is for you to be symptom free as quickly as possible. Acute, short - lived complaints should respond quickly, within a few days to one week.
In ongoing conditions, a series of treatments is needed. The longer you have had a condition, the longer it takes to successfully treat.

Follow up care is essential to maintain improvement so your dosage needs to be adjusted, even after your symptoms have improved.
If you do not experience improvement after taking a medicine, your prescription needs to be changed.
If you are unsure about your dosage instructions, or what to do if your symptoms change, please contact us.

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