Homeopathic medicines for prevention of influenza – blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in the Brazilian Public Health System

disease1Homeopathic medicines for prevention of influenza and acute respiratory tract infections in children: blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

Siqueira CM1, Homsani F2, da Veiga VF3, Lyrio C4, Mattos H5, Passos SR6, Couceiro JN3, Quaresma CH7.

Influenza and its complications are common at all ages, especially in children. Vaccines and anti-influenza drugs aim to prevent it. Preventative approaches with favorable risk profiles should be considered for flu, particularly since the evidence of the efficacy of anti-viral drugs is debated.

This pragmatic clinical trial was conducted in the Brazilian Public Health System in Petrópolis (BPHSP) with children aged from 1 to 5 years old.

These results suggested that the use of homeopathic medicines minimized the number of flu and acute respiratory infection symptomatic episodes in children, signalizing that the homeopathic prophylactic potential should be investigated in further studies.

Source : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26828000

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