Efficacy and safety of a fixed-combination homeopathic therapy for sinusitis

Adv Ther. Mar-Apr 1999;16(2):103-11.

Abstract

The efficacy and safety of a fixed-combination homeopathic medication (Sinusitis PMD) consisting of Lobaria pulmonaria, Luffa operculata, and potassium dichromate were investigated in an open-label practice-based study of 119 male and female patients, 12 to 57 years of age, with clinical signs of acute sinusitis not previously treated. At the first visit, after a mean of 4.1 days of treatment, secretolysis had increased significantly and typical sinusitis symptoms, such as headache, pressure pain at nerve exit points, and irritating cough, were reduced. Ninety-nine patients received only the test medication. Twenty patients were able to discontinue concomitant medication at the first visit. Only one patient needed an antibiotic. The average treatment duration was 2 weeks. At the end of treatment, 81.5% of patients described themselves as symptom free or significantly improved. Adverse drug effects were not reported.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Female
  • Homeopathy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Plant Extracts / therapeutic use*
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Sinusitis / drug therapy*
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Plant Extracts