What is homeopathy? What are homeopathic medicines?
Homeopathy is a therapeutic method that uses diluted substances to relieve symptoms. The active ingredients in homeopathic medicines include diluted plants, animals or minerals that relieve the same symptoms they cause at full strength (i.e., a micro dose of coffee bean helps to relieve nervousness).
Homeopathic medicines have been used for more than 200 years. They are manufactured in strict accordance with the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS) and drug Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Today, homeopathic medicines are used by millions of patients and recommended by health care professionals around the world to relieve many acute health conditions such as allergies, coughs, colds, flu, stress, muscle pain and teething.
Which topical should I use: Arnicare Gel, Cream or Ointment?
Arnicare Gel has a cooling effect for fast pain relief. This non-sticky, non-greasy gel is quickly absorbed by the skin. Arnicare Cream’s soothing effect makes it ideal for massaging sore muscles. Arnicare Ointment adheres to skin longer to provide prolonged action for injuries that require a longer healing time.
How often should I use an Arnicare topical?
The recommended frequency of application for an Arnicare topical is three times a day.
How long can I use an Arnicare topical?
If after three days you show no improvement, we recommend consulting your health care professional. If your symptoms improve, and you would like to use Arnicare for a longer period of time, please consult your health care professional.
Does Arnicare have any side effects? Does it have any contraindications or interact with other medications?
Arnicare has a low risk of side effects when used as directed and no contraindications. It can be safely taken with other medications and is sometimes recommended to complement other treatments. Arnicare will not interact with other medications, herbs, or supplements. When using this product, use only as directed, and do not bandage the area tightly. A small number of people are allergic to plants from the daisy family, and therefore may be allergic to Arnica montana. Do not use if you are allergic to Arnica montana or to any of this product’s inactive ingredients. If in doubt, try the topical on a small area first, and wait two hours to see how your skin reacts before applying it to a larger area. If itchiness or redness occurs, discontinue using the topical. These cases are very rare.
Can I use Arnicare if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, ask your health care professional before taking any medicine, including Arnicare. If your health care professional needs more information on our medicines, he/she can contact us at 1.800.BOIRON.1.
Can I use Arnicare past its expiration date?
No, we do not recommend using Arnicare past its expiration date.
Can I use ice or heat in conjunction with an Arnicare topical?
When applicable, use the RICE method (rest, ice, compression, elevation) for 20 minutes before applying Arnicare, provided the skin is unbroken. As your treatment progresses, make sure Arnicare is no longer present on the skin before applying any more ice or a heating pad.