Fever is a complex response of the body to infection and inflammation and is a part of the body’s defence mechanism. It is connected with the development of immunity. Rise in body temperature is referred to as “Pyrexia” which is due to disturbance of heat regulating mechanism of the body against the action of toxin or unwanted substances in the body or due to excessive muscular exercise, exposure to high temperature and various nervous factors or due to cold and inflammations.
Otitis due to cold:
Inflammation of the ear may be internal or external but both are referred as earache. Very often it is due to cold and with the help of this medicine passes within a couple of days. But if it is due to infection with other associated symptoms of humming, buzzing or discharge, the case may need the opinion of a specialist.
Headache due to cold:
It is a frequently accompanying common symptom of many disorders but in most of the cases is transient, temporary and of minor importance. In a few cases, it is associated with serious organic disease and such cases need to be differentially understood. Headache due to cold, fever and inflammations are not severe and are easily relieved by this medicine.
Indications: Common cold, acute otitis media, headache due to cold and related problems.
Each tablet of 250 mg contains:
Aconitum napellus 3x 25 mg
Belladonna 3x 25 mg
Bryonia alba 3x 25 mg
Ferrum phosphoricum 2x 25 mg
Gelsemium sempervirens 3x 25 mg
Excipients Q.S. to make 250 mg
Proven indications of the individual ingredients in the sphere of claimed action:
Aconitum napellus : It covers the complaints caused by exposure to dry cold weather, draught of cold air or very hot weather. It is a valuable remedy in inflammatory fever with mental anguish and restlessness, fever with much heat, dry burning skin, violent thirst, red face or alternate red and pale face, nervous excitability, pulse hard, frequent and accelerated. It is useful in otitis due to cold.
Belladonna : It is indicated for high fever with dry, burning heat, pulsation of the carotids, heat, redness and bloatedness of the face, absence of thirst with fever, shivering on being even slightly uncovered. Otitis media, tearing pain in middle and external ear, pain causes delirium, acute and sub-acute conditions of eustachian tube and difficulty in swallowing are covered by this medicine.
Bryonia alba : Feverish condition, pulse full, hard, tense and quick, chill with external coldness and internal heat, easy profuse perspiration after slight exertion, dry cough excited by tickling in the throat and worse when entering in warm room, bitter taste of mouth with white coated tongue, dryness of mouth and tongue, excessive thirst, joints red, swollen, hot with stitches and tearing worse on least movement, every spot is painful on pressure.
Ferrum phosphoricum: Useful in first stage of all catarrhal and inflammatory fevers. First stage of otitis, cold in the head, inflammed tonsils, congestion of lungs, pneumonia. Other clinical conditions are soft pulse, dry cough with sore chest and hoarseness. It also increases haemoglobin and stimulates the immune system.
Gelsemium sempervirens: Indicated for fever without thirst with shivering fits, chilliness up and down along the spine, heat and sweat stage long and exhausting, dull, heavy headache with heaviness of eyelids, muscular pain and stiffness of neck and shoulders, fullness at the root of nose with sneezing. Acute coryza, watery excoriating discharge with dull headache is also covered.
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 1-2 tablets thrice daily. Children are to receive 1 tablet every two hours in the acute stage, then 1 tablet thrice daily. If complaints are not relieved, consult a specialist.
Side effects: No side effects of Aconitum Pentarkan ® are known.
Contra-indication: No contra-indications for the use of Aconitum Pentarkan ® are known.
Interactions: No interactions between Aconitum Pentarkan ® and other products are known.
Presentation: Bottle of 20gm.