Boiron – Oscillococcinum – 30 Dose(s) (0.04 oz each quick dissolving pellets)
Boiron Oscillococcinum (o-sill-o-cox-see-num) is safe, natural and easy to take non-drowsy and homeopathic formula. It has been shown in clinical studies to work naturally with your body to help reduce both the duration and the severity of flu-like symptoms. With Boiron Oscillococcinum, you will be prepared.
Boiron Oscillococcinum Homeopathic Medicine Helps With:
- Body Aches
Boiron – Oscillococcinum is:
- No Side Effects
- No Drugs Interactions
- Works Naturally with Your Body
Adults and children from 2 years of age and older: At the onset of flu symptoms, dissolve in the mouth the entire content of 1 tube-dose of pellets.
Repeat 2 more doses at 6-hour intervals. Established flu symptoms, take one tube-dose of pellets morning and evening for 3 days.
For infants 0-2 years: Dissolve contents of one tube in water before administering, and follow the same dosing regimen as mentioned above
Frequently Asked Questions
How well-known are homeopathic medicines throughout the world?
A: Today, homeopathy is used by millions of patients in more than 65 countries and is recommended by more than 400,000 healthcare providers.
Is there any scientific research on homeopathic medicines?
A: An increasing number of scientific studies on homeopathy are being conducted and, in recent years, more than 150 of these studies have been published in medical journals. Clinical research is providing evidence of the efficacy of homeopathic medicines, and basic laboratory research is confirming the biological activity of highly diluted substances and helping the scientific community better understand their mechanism of action.
Can homeopathic medicines be taken in conjunction with other medications?
A: Micro-dosed homeopathic medicines above 4C are safe and have no known side effects or contraindications. They can be safely taken with other conventional medicines and are sometimes recommended to complement other treatments.
Can I give homeopathic medicines to my children?
A: Homeopathic medicines can be given to children without risk. As with any over-the-counter medicine, it is advisable to check with a doctor or a pharmacist before treating children younger than 2 years of age. The dosage is generally the same for adults and children since the activity of homeopathic medicines is not body-mass dependent. See package labeling for specific dosage recommendations.
How frequently can I or should I take homeopathic medicines?
A: Follow the instructions provided by your healthcare professional or on the product label. When it comes to single medicines packaged in multi-dose tubes, general dosage instructions are 5 pellets 3 times a day. As a general rule of thumb, when self-medicating, you can increase the frequency when the symptom is sudden and acute, then decrease frequency with improvement. For example, upon twisting your ankle, you can take Arnica pellets every 10 minutes 3 to 4 times a day and then 3 times a day as needed.
Do homeopathic medicines act quickly?
A: Yes. When used for acute, occasional illnesses, homeopathic medicines can take effect very quickly, especially if they are taken as soon as symptoms appear. For chronic disorders such as asthma, migraines and allergies, longer treatments are needed to see sustained relief.
What Is Homeopathy?
Homeopathic medicines are used to treat many acute health conditions such as allergies, coughs, colds, flu, stress, arthritis pain, muscle pain, teething, etc.Homeopathic medicines are therapeutically active micro-doses of mineral, botanical and biological substances. They are reliable and safe drugs, therefore considered by many as an excellent first choice when self-medicating. Homeopathy has been used for more than 200 years, building a remarkable safety record and generating a great body of knowledge. Today, homeopathy is used by millions of patients in more than 65 countries and recommended by more than 400,000 healthcare providers. Since the passing of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act in 1938, homeopathic medicines have been regulated as drugs by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).1
To be accepted as a homeopathic medicine by the FDA, product ingredients must be identified in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS) or generally accepted as homeopathic under the principles of homeopathy. All Boiron homeopathic medicines are manufactured according to the highest standards, complying with the specifications of the HPUS as well as drug Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Being regulated as a drug, as opposed to a food or dietary supplement, ensures that homeopathic medicines adhere to drug labeling specifications. Like packaging for conventional over-the-counter drugs, packaging for homeopathic medicines must state specific diseases, ailments or symptoms for which the product is to be used, the concentration of active substance or substances contained therein, the recommended dosage and the mode of application. These clear specifications make choices easier for consumers and guidance easier for retailers.
“To stimulate the evolution of healthcare by promoting scientific homeopathy as a more compassionate, more ecological and more comprehensive approach to medicine and to allow every physician to know homeopathy and integrate it into their daily practice.”
Boiron was founded in 1932 in Lyon, France, by twin brothers and pharmacists Jean and Henri Boiron. It is now the world leader in homeopathy.
In 1983, Boiron established a U.S. presence by acquiring John A. Borneman & Sons, Inc., in suburban Philadelphia. Borneman was a family business with four generations of homeopathic expertise focused on supplying medicines directly to physicians and the public throughout the United States.
The fledgling company commonly, referred to as Boiron USA, employed a staff of seven who performed all tasks from harvesting and manufacturing to order processing and shipping. An average of 25 orders were shipped per day with a new focus on serving retail and pharmacy channels nationwide.
In 1985, the company’s first president, Daniel Cohen, began to focus on serving retail channels with consumer-friendly products. In 1987, Cohen returned to France and Thierry Montfort arrived in the U.S. from Lyon to take the helm and continue the expansion in retail distribution.
In response to a significant interest in homeopathy in California, Boiron established a branch in Simi Valley, California, outside of Los Angeles in 1989.
Ten years after the acquisition of Borneman, Boiron invested in the construction of a new building and moved from the original Borneman site in Norwood to neighboring Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. The building continues to service as both the Boiron USA headquarters as well as the manufacturing and distribution branch for the East Coast. The facility houses a high-tech manufacturing laboratory, an innovative order fulfillment center, and spacious warehouse and automated shipping operations.
After heading Boiron Canada for 7 years, namesake Thierry Boiron became Boiron USA’s third president in 1995 when his predecessor returned to France as a newly appointment board member.
After much growth and the need to contract for larger warehousing on both the East and West Coast, a newly built West Coast branch was completed in June 2005. The new 20,500 square-foot building offers a high-tech manufacturing laboratory and warehouse capabilities to meet future demands. Beyond enhancing service, the new building also can accommodate 50 people in a specially designed conference room to facilitate educational efforts as Boiron is currently focused on outreach to the medical community.
After Thierry Boiron returned to France to serve as managing director of the Boiron Group, Ludovic Rassat was appointed the fourth president of the U.S. division in January 2006.
Today, Boiron USA has evolved into a leading U.S. homeopathic medicine supplier, fulfilling up to 1,000 orders per day during the busy flu season. The company partners with brokers, distributors, and retail chains to make homeopathic products available to a wide variety of consumers and physicians. Boiron’s staff of 120+ consists of a medical doctor, four pharmacists and lab technicians, accounting and IT personnel, a marketing staff, a national sales force, customer service, order fulfillment and shipping professionals—many of whom have an impressively long career with the company.
As world leader in homeopathy, Boiron is committed to lead by example.
Boiron’s Commitment to the Environment
The Boiron Group has a strong sense of obligation to respect the environment. The preparation of their medicines has limited impact on the environment. The main effects derive from extracting raw materials (continuity of species gathered), water pollution (mainly organic and biodegradable) and waste. As a counterbalance, Boiron promotes re-supplying wild or organically-farmed plants when possible. This sequentially improves the quality of raw materials used. Additionally, the Boiron Group works with 120 botanist-harvesters. These specialists are well-versed in diagnosing the land and employing harvesting strategies to anticipate continuity of supplies for the future. They generally harvest plants from their natural surroundings, which are then used fresh and wild in accordance with the balance of nature and the specifications of the principal pharmacopoeia.
Boiron’s Commitment to their Employees
It is Boiron’s deep conviction that the key to the performance and the growth of the company depends on the creativity and motivation of all concerned. To promote personal and professional growth, the Boiron Group pioneered a new approach to employee relations 20 years ago—one that fosters dialogue, self-confidence, flexibility in tasks and hours and, in general, individualized work situations. In turn, the employees have a vested interest in the company’s performance through the employee profit-sharing program. Additionally employees enjoy stress-reducing on-site massages, company-sponsored events to bring together family and friends, and an employee 401K program.
In 2009, for the 8th consecutive year, Boiron was awarded a Vity Award. Sponsored by Vitamin Retailer magazine, readers were polled on the top sellers and best supplier merchandising support. The choices represent ones that health food customers have voted for with their pocketbooks. Oscillococcinum was recognized as the best-selling natural medicine in the cold and flu category for the 8th consecutive year and Boiron Arnica pellets brought home first place in the Homeopathic Remedies category for the 3rd consecutive year.
Pharmacy Times Achievement Award
Oscillococcinum was given a 2007 Achievement Award in the June issue of Pharmacy Times magazine. In the annual Survey of Pharmacist Recommendations of OTC Products, Oscillococcinum was named the number one pharmacist-recommended homeopathic flu medicine for three consecutive years.
Consumer Advertising Campaign
In 2005, Boiron’s advertising agencies, Sage Communications & Pure Design Co. LLC, were honored with a Consumer Advertising Campaign Award. Creativity 35Annual, a global awards competition, selected entries from over 30 countries. The award was for Oscillococcinum’s print ad, which appeared primarily in national women’s and health magazines.