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Alpha™ – RC – Schwabe News – Jan Mar 2019 – Schwabe India

Alpha™ – RC

Introduction

The upper respiratory tract consists of the nose, nasopharynx and larynx, and the lower respiratory tract consists of trachea bronchi and lungs.  The lining membrane of the air passages has a thin film of mucous membrane, which is sensitive to cold, dust, irritating fumes and pathogens. The common cold infection very swiftly spreads causing catarrh, profuse watery nasal discharge during initial phase and thick yellow secretion in the second phase.  The infection rate is high during autumn, winter or any other season due to chills and dampness. Secondary infection may cause sinusitis, fever, headache, earache, tracheitis, bronchitis or pneumonia. Disturbing symptoms are frequent and there is a need to pull out the excess accumulated mucus and relieve catarrh, mild cough, heaviness in head, pain in the throat, breathlessness, cold in the head, and bodyache.

Alpha™  – RC has five proven homoeopathic medicines, which complement each other in the catarrhal conditions of respiratory tract due to cold and flu, and covers associated problems like malaise, headache etc.

Indications: Catarrh of the upper respiratory tract due to cold and flu and associated complaints like malaise, headache, bodyache and mild cough.D:Dr. Nitesh SharmaScientific AffairsWrite-upseNews Letter2019Alpha RC.png

Composition:

Each tablet of 250 mg. Contains:

Aconitum napellus 3×25 mg

Eupatorium perfoliatum 1×25 mg

Gelsemium sempervirens 3×25 mg

Kalium phosphoricum 3×25 mg

Nux vomica 3×25 mg

Excipients Q.S. to make 250 mg

Proven indication of the individual ingredients in the sphere of claimed action:

Aconitum napellus: Initial inflammatory conditions, sensitivity to cold inspired air resulting in minor congestions, difficulty in breathing, dry cough and influenza like symptoms are covered by this medicine.  It covers catarrh due to cold.

Eupatorium perfoliatum: Its catarrhal conditions are associated with coryza, sneezing, soreness of chest, muscles and bones; headache, malaise and fever.  It covers viral fever symptoms in totality.

Gelsemium sempervirens: It covers coryza, sore-chest, spasm of the glottis, quickened respiration with spasmodic affections of the lungs; and headache which ameliorates by compression.  The feeling of cold in the head is taken care by this ingredient.

Kalium phosphoricum: Least exertion gives the feeling of obstructed chest and breathlessness (dyspnoea).  Headache, malaise catarrhal conditions are also covered by this medicine. It has a tendency to impart a feeling of well-being, and calming the patient.

Nux vomica: Cigarettes, smoke, dust, toxic stimulants have adverse effect on the delicate tissues of respiratory organs. These result in catarrhal hoarseness, spasmodic contractions, breathlessness, (shallow respiration and oppressed breathing), hacking cough and headache. These symptoms respond well by this ingredient.

Dosage: Unless otherwise prescribed by the physician, at the beginning of the complaints, take 1 to 2 tablets hourly, and once the acute complaints start to subside, take 1 tablet every two hours.  Children are to receive half of the adult dose. If complaints are not relieved, consult a specialist.

Side effects: No side effects of Alpha™ – RC are known.

Contra-indications: No contra-indications for the use of Alpha™ – RC are known.

Interactions: No interactions between Alpha™ – RC  and other products are known.

Presentation: 40 tablets in blister pack of 4×10

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