Table 3

The most frequently prescribed medications

Children

Adults

Homeopathic treatment n = 407

%

Homeopathic treatment n = 445

%


1. Belladonna

13.3

1. Hepar sulphuris

9.7

2. Pulsatilla

10.6

2. Belladonna

8.3

3. Hepar sulphuris

6.6

3. Bryonia alba

7.2

4. Mercurius solubilis

6.4

4. Lycopodium clavatum

7.2

5. Phosphorus

4.9

5. Kalium bichromicum

5.8

6. Bryonia alba

3.7

6. Mercurius solubilis

4.9

7. Calcarea carbonica

3.7

7. Allium cepa

4.5

8. Lycopodium clavatum

3.7

8. Phosphorus

3.4

9. Sulphur

3.7

9. Causticum

3.1

10. Phytolacca decandra

3.4

10. Gelsemium sempervirens

2.7


Conventional treatment n = 252

%

Conventional treatment n = 462

%


1. Antibacterials

28.2

1. Antibacterials

39.4

2. Nasal preparations

22.6

2. Nasal preparations

15.2

3. Analgesics

12.7

3. Analgesics

9.5

4. Stomatological preparations

8.7

4. Cough/cold preparations

8.7

5. Anti-asthmatics

5.6

5. Stomatological preparations

5.2


Haidvogl et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:7   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-7-7

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