ALPHA - CC
Cold is of infective origin where mucous membrane of nose and nasopharynx are involved. It is associated with sneezing and profuse watery discharge. Simple exposure to cold may give rise to febrile conditions, headache and initial otitis. Descending of the infection lead to involvement of other organs like bronchitis. Cough developed may be of different types.
Cough as a result of reflex action is due to irritation in any part of respiratory mucous membrane. It may be dry, loose and spasmodic. Dry cough is due to affections of the throat, laryngitis and bronchitis. It could be of nervous origin. Loose cough is seen in the expectoration stage of bronchitis. Spasmodic cough can be due to allergic disorders or seen in whooping cough.
Alpha ?- CC is a remedy formulated to cover full spectrum of suffering due to chronic cough.
Indications : Acute and chronic cough, catarrhal influenza (dry cough stage, as well as expectoration stage), irritative and spasmodic cough.
Each tablet of 250mg contains:
Bryonia alba 2x 25 mg
Drosera rotundifolia 2x 25 mg
Eucalyptus globulus 2x 25 mg
Ipecacuanha 3x 25 mg
Antimonium sulphuratum aureum 3x 25 mg
Excipients Q.S. to make 250 mg
Proven indications of the individual ingredients in the sphere of claimed action:
Bryonia alba : It acts on pharyngolaryngitis and dry bronchitis. It covers cough mostly dry, excited by a tickling in the throat, must sit up; stitches in chest and expectoration of rust – coloured sputa sometimes with vomiting; worse after eating or drinking. It covers difficult, quick respiration, worse every movement, must support chest.
Drosera rotundifolia : It covers dry but spasmodic irritative cough, tickling in larynx on lying, sensation as if there is a soft body, such as feather in the larynx with dryness or roughness and scraping in the bottom of the gullet, with inclination to cough; hoarseness; cough worse at night and in evening, immediately after lying down and whooping cough worse after midnight. Indicated for bronchitis, bronchial asthma and whooping cough.
Eucalyptus globulus : It is used in cases of bronchitis in old and feeble persons with anemia. Indicated for bronchorrhoea, irritative cough with thick, white, frothy, offensive mucus; whooping cough in rachitic children and bronchitis and emphysema.
Ipecacuanha : It is indicated in bronchitis, spasmodic cough, dry, shaking with fits of suffocation, stiffness of the body and bluish face. It is excited by a contractive tickling sensation extending from upper part of larynx to lowest part of bronchial tubes. The symptoms aggravate on walking in cold air, on retiring, in morning and at night and on taking a deep breath, cough with retching and vomiting without nausea & rattling noise in the bronchial tubes when drawing breath.
Antimonium sulphuratum aureum : It is useful for dry hard cough, winter cough, accumulation of tough mucus in bronchi and larynx, increased mucus sputum, mixed with blood and of sweetish taste, and congestion of upper lobe of the lung.
Dosage : Unless otherwise prescribed by the physician, at the beginning of the complaints, take 1 to 2 tablets hourly, and once the acute complaints start to subside, take 1 tablet 3 times daily. Children are to receive halfof the adult dose. If complaints are not relieved, consult a specialist.
Side effects : No side effects of Alpha ?- CC are known.
Contra-indications : No contra-indications for the use of Alpha ?- CC are known.
Interactions : None known up to present.
Presentation : 40 tablets in blister pack of 4x10