Hyland's Defend Cold & Cough - 8 oz. (237 ml)
Hyland's Defend Cold & Cough is a classic multi-symptom cold formula that relieves nasal congestion, cough, sore throat and sneezing. Hyland's Defend Cold & Cough is a 100% natural, gentle, safe and effective liquid formula for cold and cough relief. Hyland's Defend Cold & Cough's comprehensive formula covers a broad range of cold symptoms including nasal congestion, cough, sore throat and sneezing. As with all the homeopathic products Hyland's offers, Hyland's Defend Cold & Cough medicine contains none of the controversial cold medicine ingredients in the press today, such as Diphenhydramine, Dextromethorphan or Phenylephrine. Hyland's Defend Cold & Cough's ingredients are classic, well-proven homeopathic remedies that have a known potential to relieve cold symptoms.
Indications for Use: Temporarily relieves the symptoms of the common cold
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Frequently Asked Questions:
What Is Homeopathy?
The basic principles of homeopathy
Homeopathy ("hoh-mee-OP-uh-thee"), also known as homeopathic ("hoh-meeuh-PATH-ik") medicine, is a whole medical system that originated in Europe and has been practiced in the United States since the early 19th century. Homeopathy is based on three principles:
- Like Cures Like
Homeopathy demonstrates that a substance that produces a certain set of symptoms in a healthy person can cure a sick person experiencing those same symptoms. For instance, onions make your eyes water when you cut them. If you have a cold or allergies and your symptoms include a runny nose, the likely remedy to treat your runny nose would be Allium Cepa, which is made from onions.
- Minimum Dose
Unlike conventional medicines, a homeopathic medicine is believed to be more effective when its active ingredient is diluted and succussed (shaken vigorously). Data indicates that the homeopathic medicine gains increased effectiveness with each additional dilution-succussion step. Furthermore the safety profile of the medicine increases with increased dilution.
- Individualized Medicines
Ideally homeopathic treatment is tailored to each person. In this case, practitioners select medicines according to a total picture of the patient, including not only physical symptoms but also lifestyle, emotional and mental states, and other factors. Hyland’s supports this classical individualized approach by making available more than 1,500 single homeopathic remedies in a variety of potencies. These are available by calling 1-800-234-8879.
At the same time, in order to make homeopathy accessible to more people, Hyland’s simplifies the process of selecting a homeopathic medicine by combining several active ingredients to treat the most common symptoms of an acute ailment. For instance, our formula for Sniffles ‘n Sneezes 4 Kids cold medicine relieves sneezing, runny nose, runny eyes, sore throat, headache, and cough—symptoms that children most often experience when they come down with a cold.
Developed by pharmacists, the key to Hyland’s homeopathic medicines is that they are strong in relieving symptoms, but gentle in the way they work:
- 100% natural, no drug interactions and non-habit forming.
- They can be taken by nearly anyone at any time, from infants to the elderly, including anyone taking prescription medications.
- High margin of safety. They can be given to young children without fear of misdosing or overdosing.
How to choose the right homeopathic remedy combination?
Once you experience the powerful healing properties of homeopathic medicines, you will want to know what other ailments Hyland's medicines can help with. Realizing that there is a full array of Hyland’s homeopathic medicines is “step one” towards making Hyland’s the first line of defense for your family’s health. Start by reading the carton labels and comparing the symptoms you experience with those listed under “Uses” and “Purpose” after the Latin name of the active ingredients. Hyland's encourages you to learn about the purposes of the active ingredients as a means of taking charge of your well-being and creating the best possible health for yourself and all your family members.
Understanding Homeopathic Drug Potency
A homeopathic medicine is believed to be more effective when its active ingredient is diluted. This is the minimum dose approach of homeopathy. The purpose of potency is to dilute the active ingredient until it can do no harm and to invigorate the base substance with energy from succussion such that the qualities are preserved while the substanceitself is diluted out.
On a homeopathic drug product, the drug strength or potency appears directly after the name of the active ingredient. Unlike conventional medicines that typically report drug potency in milligrams, homeopathic drug potency is indicated by a numeral followed by an X or C. The potency of a medicine, such as “6X” or “30C,” says how many times and by what ratio the base substance has been diluted.
While counterintuitive, the potency is higher though the concentration of active ingredient is lower.
Is Homeopathy Regulated?
Yes! Homeopathic Medicines are fully regulated as drugs by the FDA. All homeopathic medicines are "governed" by the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States.
Here's a little more detail:
Homeopathic medicines are regulated as drugs by inclusion in the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. All homeopathic medicines are required to have NDC (National Drug Codes) listed on the front panel of the label and box and identify that the products are registered with the federal government. Homeopathic medicines, like all drugs in the United States, are also regulated as prescription and non-prescription. If a remedy is regulated as a prescription item, it is necessary to have a written prescription from a physician to obtain the remedy.
Drugs in the United States are made according to either the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) or the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS). These Pharmacopoeias are like cookbooks that contain the procedures for manufacturing drugs in the United States- either prescription or non-prescription. You can find most common drugs in the USP and every homeopathic medicine from Arnica to Zincum in the HPUS.
Because homeopathic medicines are regulated as drugs, in order to prescribe or dispense homeopathic medicines, you must have a license to prescribe medicine. If somebody makes an individual decision to use a homeopathic over-the-counter drug for an acute illness, that is their decision. It is illegal to tell somebody which remedy to take unless you have a license to prescribe. It is not illegal, however, to guide people towards books and informational materials that will help them determine which remedy may best match their symptom picture.
Are these herbal products?
No, these are not herbs, which use a larger quantity of plant material per dose. Homeopathic medicines use a minute dose of plant or mineral substance to address symptoms. Unlike herbal supplements which are regulated as foods, the FDA accepts homeopathic products as drugs. As drugs, homeopathic products must be manufactured in compliance with the FDA finished pharmaceutical Good Manuacturing Practices (GMPs) regulations for cleanliness, quality and testing. All Hyland's manufacturing facilities are inspected by the FDA.
I am lactose intolerant. Can I take these products?
People who are lactose intolerant have not yet developed the enzymes to digest lactose. Hyland's products contain about 64 milligrams of lactose (the sugar from cow's milk-no protein is used) per tablet. While everyone is different, most lactose intolerant individuals would need to ingest 5000 mg of lactose before they experience symptoms of intolerance. With this large margin of safety, there is rarely a problem with Hyland's products when being used as directed on the label. If your physician has determined that you are specifically "Allergic to Lactose", you should avoid Hyland's tablets. If you are very concerned, seek the advice of a licensed health care professional before using this product.
My child just ate an entire bottle of tablets, what do I do?
Do not panic. Homeopathic medicines are very safe, non-toxic, and have a very wide margin of safety. It is unlikely that your child could become seriously ill just from taking a large number of the tablets at one time. You can call Hyland's 24 hour emergency information number at 800/624-9659 (after business hours, it is a recording - just follow the directions), and a pharmacist or healthcare professional will return your call promptly. Hyland's products are also listed with Regional Poison Control Centers. Most are informed of the wide margin of safety of homeopathic medicines. However, if your child does develop symptoms that concern you, please consult your own physician or health care provider.
What is the difference between acute and chronic illness?
Acute illnesses are those that will eventually resolve without any medical supervision (such as colds and teething). Chronic illnesses are more serious illnesses that require medical supervision (like Tuberculosis or Cancer).
Here's a little more detail:
- An Acute illness typically will "run its course" regardless of whether or not there is drug intervention. Coughs, colds, teething, PMS, sleeplessness are all examples of such illnesses. Usually, medicines for acute illnesses are regulated as OTC (over-the-counter) drugs.
- A Chronic illness is one that requires medical supervision and is often a disease that has formed over a long period of time. Examples of chronic illnesses are Cancer, AIDS, Kidney Disease and Diabetes. Usually, medicines for chronic illnesses are regulated as Prescription Only.
Homeopathy is often used for treatment of both acute and chronic illnesses. As with any disease, if a chronic illness is being treated using homeopathy, medical diagnosis and monitoring is still required.
Hyland's Homeopathic Medicines
Hyland's Homeopathic Medicines are manufactured according to the standards set forth in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States. Hyland's offers unique formulations and uses only the highest quality materials in the preparation of their products.
Hyland's product line spans 3,500 items - from single remedies to combination medicines. Rather than try to explain each of the 3,500 items they manufacture, Hyland's has opted to focus on the top 100 or so. These items are the most commonly requested and address the many ailments of your family.