Will Children’s Oscillo make my child drowsy like other flu medicines? Does it have any side effects?
No. Children’s Oscillo has no known side effects, including drowsiness. There is also no risk of overdose, and it won’t interfere with existing conditions. And Children’s Oscillo will not interact with other medications.
When should my child take Children’s Oscillo?
Your child should take Children’s Oscillo as soon as he feels the first signs of flu—feeling run down, feverish, a tickling in the throat, etc. When taken at the onset of symptoms, Children’s Oscillo reduces the duration and severity of your child’s symptoms.
How does my child take Children’s Oscillo?
Give your child 1 entire unit-dose tube every 6 hours, apart from meals; tell him to let the pellets dissolve in his mouth. Your child should take Children’s Oscillo until symptoms disappear.
Does Children’s Oscillo act quickly?
Yes, especially when taken as soon as symptoms appear; this is why it is important to keep Children’s Oscillo on hand.
Is Children’s Oscillo safe?
Yes, Children’s Oscillo is safe for the whole family—from ages 2 to 102. For those younger than 2 years of age, please consult your physician. If your physician needs medical information, contact the Boiron Information Center at 1-800-BOIRON-1.
Can Children’s Oscillo be taken in conjunction with other medications?
Children’s Oscillo can safely be taken with other conventional medicines, as it does not interact with other medications, herbs or supplements. For additional information please contact your physician or pharmacist.
Can my child take Children’s Oscillo even if he/she has a pre-existing condition?
Children’s Oscillo is not contraindicated with pre-existing conditions such as heart, liver or kidney problems, etc.
Can I self-medicate my child with Children’s Oscillo?
Children’s Oscillo can be a fast, reliable and appropriate solution for self-medication of flu-like symptoms. However, if symptoms continue for more than seven days or worsen, consult your child’s physician for a precise diagnosis and suitable course of treatment.
Should my child try not to touch the pellets with his/her hands?
You and your child should avoid touching homeopathic medicines with your bare hands, but they are no less effective when touched.
Does Children’s Oscillo contain sugar? If so, how much?
The pellets contain sugar and lactose (milk sugar). One unit dose of Children’s Oscillo contains 1 gram of sugar (or 1/5th of a teaspoon).
Does Children’s Oscillo have an expiration date?
Children’s Oscillo has a five-year shelf life. Additional information can be found on the box.
Have any clinical studies been conducted on adult Oscillo?
Yes. Oscillococcinum has been studied in four separate trials. Two of these trials have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals. A total of 1,250 patients were included in all trials. In general, these studies show that Oscillococcinum works to reduce symptoms of flu. The most recent study showed that 63 percent of patients who took Oscillo at the onset of flu-like symptoms showed “clear improvement” or “complete resolution” of their symptoms after 48 hours, vs. 49% with a placebo.1-3
Where can I find more information about Boiron’s other winter products, such as Children’s Coldcalm Pellets and Children’s Chestal?
For more information on Boiron’s other winter products for children, visit www.boironusa.com.
Where can I find more information about Boiron’s other homeopathic medicines, such as Arnicare?
For more information on other homeopathic medicines made by Boiron, visit www.boironusa.com. For more specialized information about Arnicare, a homeopathic medicine for pain relief, visit www.arnicare.com.
1 Ferley J.P., et al. A controlled evaluation of a homeopathic preparation in the treatment of influenza-like symptoms. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 1989;27:329-335.
2 Papp R., et al. Children’s Oscillococcinum in patients with influenza-like syndromes: a placebo-controlled, double-blind evaluation. Br Homeopath J. 1998;87:69-76.
3 Casanova P. Gerard L. Bilan de 3 annees d’etudes randomisees multicentriques Children’s Oscillococcinum/Placebo. Children’s Oscillococcinum – rassegna della literature internationale 1992. 1992