How do you take Hyland's
Is Homeopathy Regulated?
Are these herbal products?
I am lactose
intolerant. Can I take
My child just ate an
entire bottle of tablets,
what do I do?
Do these tablets
Who can I talk to for
more technical information
about Hyland's products?
Which Remedy Should I
What are the
different dosage forms?
What is the Materia
What is the
What is the
difference between acute and
Where can I learn
more about homeopathy?
There are many
different dosage forms: soft tablet triturates, compressed tablets,
medicated pellets, dilutions and topicals (ointments, oils and
little more detail:
medicines work when taken orally (by mouth) or when used topically
(on the skin). There are different forms of oral and topical
Tablet Triturates are soft molded tablets. They dissolve almost
instantly when you put them in your mouth because they contain
only the active ingredients in a base of lactose with a small
amount of acacia gum to hold them together. An example of soft
tablet triturates is Hyland's Teething Tablets.
Compressed Tablets are hard tablets that do not dissolve
instantly when put on your tongue. These are often meant to be
swallowed with water because they take too long to dissolve
under the tongue. An example of a compressed tablet is Hyland's
Medicated Pellets are round pills containing 80% sucrose (sugar)
and 20% lactose (milk sugar) pills that have been medicated with
a dilution. The dilution is sprayed on the pellets three times
to insure saturation of the pellets. Most "high potencies" are
available in pellet or dilution form. AmberVials™ contain
Dilutions are liquids, usually dispensed via dropper directly
under the tongue or in a little distilled water. They consist of
20% to 80% alcohol.
Topicals are applied directly to the skin to stimulate healing
"on the spot."
Ointments - usually in a petrolatum
Sprays - usually in an alcohol or glycerine base.
Oils - usually in a mineral oil base.