Homeopathic medicines for children

Arch Dis Child. 2012 Feb;97(2):135-8. doi: 10.1136/adc.2010.194662. Epub 2011 Jun 2.


This article describes the homeopathic tradition and considers the safety, manufacture, effectiveness and regulation of homeopathic medicines. These medicines are commonly purchased without prescription for children, so an understanding of the basis of therapy is important to ensure appropriate and safe usage. The role of integrated medicine in the National Health Service is also reviewed with identification of research priorities.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Drug and Narcotic Control
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / methods
  • Homeopathy / adverse effects
  • Homeopathy / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Homeopathy / standards*
  • Humans
  • Nonprescription Drugs / adverse effects
  • Nonprescription Drugs / standards
  • State Medicine / organization & administration*
  • United Kingdom


  • Nonprescription Drugs