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Same Remedy, But Different Names - No More Confusion!

Once our pioneers had a clash over the name of a remedy- Cimicifuga vs Actea Racemosa. One group proposed Cimicifuga and the other group proposed Actea Racemosa. And finally, as a compromise, most of the homeopaths use Cimicifuga-Actea Racemosa. Similarly, there are a few more medicines in homeopathy having different names used in labeling, materia medica description, and most importantly while giving a prescription. The use of different names for the same medicine can confuse the pharmacists, students and also the doctors who are not familiar with the synonyms.

 

When I was a student, I had a bet with my classmates. In our college OPD, we had a case of Bronchial asthma with a strong modality- breathlessness relieved by passing stool. Pothos is the only remedy for this indication, I strongly suggested. But my classmates were not ready to agree, they said, there is one more remedy called Ictodes. A few students supported me, but the majority in the other group. Finally we referred some books and felt sorry for an unnecessary argument, because Pothos and Ictodes are the same remedy! The name given in the materia medica is Pothos and the repertories give Ictodes.

 

On another occasion, I prescribed Ox gall 6X for a gall stone patient. Immediately, the patient reported that it is not available in the nearby pharmacy. When I changed the prescription by writing the synonym Fel Tauri 6 X, it was available there!

 

In India, some medicines are marketed and prescribed as per the common names instead of the scientific name. Example: Brahmi Q, 1x, 3x etc is prescribed by many, but the scientific name Bacopa moneeri is also used by many pharmacies.

 

Our materia medica, therapeutic books and the repertories follow different names
for many drugs. Here I am listing a few among them.

 

Fel tauri- Ox gal

 

Kalmeg- Andrographis Paniculata.

 

Cimicifuga racemosa - Actaea racemosa

 

Solanum lycopersicum- Lycopersicum esculentum

 

Pothos foetidus- Ictodes foetida

 

Kurchi- Holarrhena antidysenterica

 

Anacardium orientale - Semecarpus anacardium

 

Cyperus rotundus- Mutha.

 

Calcarea carbonica – Calcarea ostrearum

 

Damiana – Turnera diffusa

 

Calcarea ovarum - Ova tosta (toasted egg shell)

 

Nux moschata – Myristica fragrans

 

Arjuna – Terminalia Arjuna

 

Dolicos pruriens - Mucuna pruriens

 

Psoralea Corylifolia – Babchi or bavchi

 

Bhrahmi - Bacopa monnieri

 

China - Cinchona

 

Asoka - Saraca indica - Jonosia asoka

 

Adhatoda vasaka - Justicia adhatoda

 

Eriodyction californicum - Yerba Santa

 

Camphora officianalis – Camphor

Saw palmetto - Sabal serrulata

 

Aviaire - Tuberculinum avis


Tongo Odorata - Diptrix Odorata


Guaiacum Officinale - Guajacum Officinale


Withania Somnifera - Aswagandha


Vinca Rosea - Catharanthus Rosens


Serum Anguillar Ichthytoxin - Elserum


Terminalia Arjuna- Arjuna


Quercus glandium spiritus- Spiritus glandium quercus


Mercurius Iodatus Ruber- Merc bin iod


Mercurius iodatus flavus- Merc proto iod


Kli iodicum- Kli hydroiodicum


Jborandi- Pilocarpus


Hydrophobinum- Lyssin


Boerhavia diffusa- Punarnava.


Golondrina - Euphorbia polycarpa W. Boericke has written Golondrina, and Blackwood has written Euphorbia. Both are same.

Verbascum thapsus is also used in homeopathy as Mullein oil, which is Verbascum Q mixed with Glycerine.

 

Drugs prepared from acids can also confuse while dispensing. For example: Some pharmacies label Acid Nitricum and others mention Nitric acid or Nitricum Acidum.

 

While giving prescription, we make a great mistake by writing only the genus name of the medicine, without writing the species name. Prescribing only “Phytolacca” is meaningless, because we have Phytolacca decandra and Phytolacca berry. True that some remedies are more popular, for example: If anybody prescribe Aconite, most probably it is Aconitum Napellus. Acon Napellus is popular, but we have different varieties of Aconite such as: A.napellus, A.anthora, A.cammarum, A.columbianum, A.ferox, A.lycotonum, A.septentrionale etc.

 

[Some materia medica books also confuse the readers. In Allen's keynotes, the drug picture of Tarentulla cubensis and Tarent hispanica are written together as a single drug]

 

To avoid the confusion, use the scientific names that is accepted world wide. This is the main intention behind the introduction of Binomial nomenclature by Carolus Linnaeus.

 

Dr Muhammed Rafeeque, BHMS, PGNAHI.

Family Homoeopathic Clinic

Kerala.

FamilyHomoeopathy.com

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Comment by Dr. MAS on September 23, 2010 at 12:19am
I now agree with your opinion "Natrum chloratum is still used as a synonym for both drugs by a few drug manufactures. Since these synonyms are creating more more confusion, we should request them to use the well accepted scientific names only. Without surety, we cant use such products."

Do you have natrium hypochlorasum of reputed pharmacy like Schwabe Germany?
Comment by Dr Muhammed Rafeeque on September 21, 2010 at 12:00am
It is already mentioned that some countries use Nat. chloratum as the synonym of Nat hypochlorosum, but now, only Nat hypochlorosum is used. Nat mur and Nat hypochlorosum are different drugs, but Natrum chloratum is still used as a synonym for both drugs by a few drug manufactures. Since these synonyms are creating more more confusion, we should request them to use the well accepted scientific names only. Without surety, we cant use such products.
Comment by Dr. MAS on September 20, 2010 at 2:55am
http://www.homeopathyandmore.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=818

NATRIUM HYPOCHLOROSUM
(NATRUM CHLORATUM)
Comment by Dr. MAS on September 20, 2010 at 2:52am
http://www.homeoint.org/books/boericmm/n/nat-hchl.htm

on this web, NATRIUM HYPOCHLOROSUM is written as synonym of (NATRUM CHLORATUM), so can I use single natrium cholratum of schwabe potency if my patient of natrium hypochlorosum.
Comment by Dr. MAS on September 20, 2010 at 2:38am
Natrium Cholratum is synonyms of Natrium Muriaticum but at the same time it is synonym natrium hypocholratum also (See materia medica). Natrium Muriaticum is the synonym of Natrium Cholratum but in market all remedies with single name and combination of names available of willmar and schwabesame pharmacy. More confusion.....

Schwabe Germany Potency available in this format

1. Natrium Cholratum
(Natrium Muriaticum)

2. Natrium Muriaticum
(Natrium Cholratum)

3.Natrium Cholratum
No synonym is written

4. Natrium Muriaticum
No synonym is written
Comment by HOMEOPATIA SOUZA MARQUES on September 18, 2010 at 10:05am
I found nothing about Acidum silicilicum (homeopathy) only Silicea.
I wish someone could post about applying this medicine in homeopathy (Acidum silicilicum). Thank you.
Att: HOMEOPATHY SOUZA MARQUES
Comment by Dr Muhammed Rafeeque on September 18, 2010 at 2:10am
If you are very sure, please clarify it with solid evidence.
Comment by Dr. MAS on September 17, 2010 at 10:41pm
Quoted from above: Now I can use Silicicum acidum or Silicea - provided, the case is similar to the drug picture.
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It is totally totally totally totally totally totally totally totally totally totally totally totally totally totally totally totally totally totally totally totally wrong.

It is all fraud going on with homeopathy.
Comment by Dr Muhammed Rafeeque on September 16, 2010 at 1:50am
Thank u doctors for your valuable comments.

Now I can use Silicicum acidum or Silicea - provided, the case is similar to the drug picture.

Regarding Natrum Hypochlorosum, it is already mentioned that in some countries Nat chloratum is used as a synonym. To avoid confusion, it is now called Nat hypochlorosum.


I feel like changing the title of the article as Same Remedy, But Different Names - More More Confusion! (just kidding)
Comment by Dr. MAS on September 16, 2010 at 12:14am
http://www.homeoint.org/clarke/n/nat_hyp.htm

On the above link, Natrum chloratum is written as synonym of Natrum Hypochlorosum. It is ok?

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