Acetanilidum is commonly known as antifebrinum. Its chemical formula is CH3CONHC6H5. It is formed from aniline. This chemical compound is used as a dyeing agent in the cloth industry. It is used as a pesticide and fungicide in the agricultural industry. In the medical field, Aniline is used in the production of various drugs such as paracetamol, acetaminophen, and Tylenol. Exalgine is derived from methyl acetanilid and has a very similar action to it. It is used to treat various kinds of pains such as toothache, visceral pain, pain in the head, and high fever. It is also used to treat pain commonly associated with surgery, stomach related problems, or even cancer.
What are the various uses of Acetanilidum in Homeopathy?
Acetanilidum is known to cause depression of the heart, respiration, and blood pressure. It lowers body temperature thus increasing susceptibility to cold. It is found to destroy red blood cells in the blood. Due to this drug action, it is used in homeopathy to treat various conditions such as asthma, fainting, thrombosis, palpitation, cyanosis, and enlarged sensation in head.
Other benefits of Acetanilidum are:-
- It is used in the pallor of optic disc due to shrinking of retinal vessel. The patient complains of contracted visual field and mydriasis due to this pathology.
- It is used in the weak and irregular functioning of the heart causing blueness of mucus membranes in the body.
- Albuminuria with odema of feet and ankles is also treated successfully with administration of Acetanilidum.
What are the characteristic features that indicate Acetanilidum in a given case?
There are several leading indications for the prescription of Acetanilidum.
It is used to treat severe headaches such as migraine and high fever with associated symptoms of collapse and cyanosis. The symptoms of collapse and cyanosis come with great rapidity in some cases and have even proved to be fatal.
Patients complaining of headache and migraine tend to experience a characteristic sensation of enlarged head such that it seems to occupy the whole room.
Acetanilidum is used to treat several cases of thrombosis with great success. It is particularly indicated when the thrombosis of the lower extremities is due to cardiac weakness.
Acetanilidum has proved to be a great medicine in the treatment of various respiratory problems. The patients asking for Acetanilidum complain of difficult respiration where they tend to seize and clench the hands of anyone around them. There is a characteristic sensation as if the diaphragm has stopped working and the patient must go on breathing all by himself at any cost.
Not only this, Acetanilidum is found to work best when there is a characteristic presence of moral depravity in the patient.
What is the most commonly used potency for the prescription of Acetanilidum?
For homeopathic uses, it is most commonly prescribed in the third potency.
Acetanilidum homoepathy medicine has a limited but characteristic range of action. It is commonly used in third potency. It works as a great sedative and antipyretic drug. It has been successfully used in the treatment of various headaches and neuralgias without causing any side effects or drug dependency in the patients.