Update Date 12/05/2020 . 2 mins read
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What is oscillococcinum used for?

Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic product.

Oscillococcinum is used for symptoms of influenza infections (“the flu”) and H1N1 (swine) flu.

How does it work?

There are not enough studies about how oscillococcinum works. Please discuss with your doctor for more information.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using oscillococcinum?

Consult with your doctor or pharmacist or herbalist, if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription.
  • You have allergy with any substances of oscillococcinum or other medications or other herbs.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.

The regulations for a supplement are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking this supplement must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your doctor for more information.

How safe is oscillococcinum?

Oscillococcinum seems to be safe. This is a homeopathic preparation. This means that it does not contain any active ingredient.

Special precautions & warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: This product has not been studied in women who are pregnant or breast-feeding. However, it is a homeopathic product and contains no measurable amount of active ingredient. Therefore this product is not expected to cause any beneficial or harmful effect.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from oscillococcinum?

Most experts believe that oscillococcinum will have no beneficial effect and also no negative side effects. If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your herbalist or doctor.


What interactions may I have with oscillococcinum?

Oscillococcinum may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your doctor before using.


The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor before using this medication.

What is the usual dose for oscillococcinum?

The dose for oscillococcinum may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Supplements are not always safe. Please discuss with your doctor for your appropriate dosage.

What form does oscillococcinum come in?

Oscillococcinum may be available in the following forms:

  • Boiron oscillococcinum homeopathic flu medicine quick-dissolving pellets

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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