Oscillococcinum has been shown in clinical trials to help reduce the severity and shorten the duration of flu symptoms. Oscillococcinum works rapidly, with 63 percent of patients showing “clear improvement” at 48 hours.1 In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical trial, the recovery rate within 48 hours of treatment was significantly greater in the group that received the active drug than in the placebo group.2
Download a PDF showing a summary of the double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies on Oscillococcinum and a chart comparing Oscillo with antivirals, herbs, vitamins and symptomatic medicines for aches and fever.
1. Papp R, Schuback G, Beck E, et al. Oscillococcinum in patients with influenza-like syndromes: a placebo-controlled, double-blind evaluation. British Homeopathic Journal. 1998;87:69-76.
2. Ferley JP, Zmirou D, D’Adhemar D, Balducci F. A controlled evaluation of a homeopathic preparation of treatment of influenza-like syndromes. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 1989;27:329-335.