Oscillococcinum for influenza treatment
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

The use of a complementary medicine approach, and specifically of the popular medicine Oscillococcinum, for the treatment of influenza-like syndromes remains controversial. This brief paper analyses the currently available literature on this homeopathic preparation and the Cochrane Collaboration's 2006 systematic review, along with other recent studies, in order to clarify certain fundamental aspects of its use in the treatment of influenza. In the light of the reported findings, and applying the rigorous criteria of evidence-based medicine, we suggest that this medicine should be placed in category "BI".

Author(s): 
Marrari, Luigi Alberto
Terzan, Laurence
Chaufferin, Gilles
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Annali dell'Istituto Superiore Di Sanita
Journal Abbreviation: 
Ann. Ist. Super. Sanita
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Year: 
2012
Pages: 
105-109
Volume: 
48
Issue: 
1
ISSN: 
0021-2571
DOI: 
DOI: 10.4415/ANN_12_01_17
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 22456024

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Luigi Alberto Marrari, Laurence Terzan and Gilles Chaufferin. 2012. "Oscillococcinum for influenza treatment." Annali dell'Istituto Superiore Di Sanita 48: 1: 105-109. DOI: 10.4415/ANN_12_01_17.

Wikipedia Citation

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