Histaminum hydrochloricum

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Related Terms

  • Chlorhydrate d’histamine (French), histamin hydrochloride, histamine bi-chlorhydrate, histamine dihydrochloride, histamine hydrochloride, histaminum muriaticum, Sabadil allergy relief.

Background

  • Histaminum hydrochloricum is a homeopathic remedy that is commonly used to treat allergies, asthma, bronchitis, and muscle and joint pain. It is made from histamine dihydrochloride.

  • Homeopathic medications are sold in pharmacies and are occasionally used together with standard medical treatments. Histaminum hydrochloricum should only be used under the guidance of a healthcare professional so that other treatment can be provided, if necessary, for potentially serious diseases.

  • Sufficient available evidence is lacking on the safety and effectiveness of histaminum hydrochloricum for any condition in humans.

Scientific Evidence

Uses

These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.

No available studies qualify for inclusion in the evidence table.

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Tradition

The below uses are based on tradition or scientific theories. They often have not been thoroughly tested in humans, and safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious and should be evaluated by a qualified health care professional.

  • Allergies, asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu, food poisoning (fish), itching, joint and muscle pain, sinusitis.

Dosing

The below doses are based on scientific research, publications, traditional use, or expert opinion. Many herbs and supplements have not been thoroughly tested, and safety and effectiveness may not be proven. Brands may be made differently, with variable ingredients, even within the same brand. The below doses may not apply to all products. You should read product labels, and discuss doses with a qualified healthcare provider before starting therapy.

Adults (18 years and older)

  • Histaminum hydrochloricum is a homeopathic remedy available as a pellet, liquid, or tincture. There is no proven safe or effective dose for histaminum hydrochloricum in adults.

Children (under 18 years old)

  • There is no proven safe or effective dose for histaminum hydrochloricum in children.

Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not strictly regulate herbs and supplements. There is no guarantee of strength, purity or safety of products, and effects may vary. You should always read product labels. If you have a medical condition, or are taking other drugs, herbs, or supplements, you should speak with a qualified healthcare provider before starting a new therapy. Consult a healthcare provider immediately if you experience side effects.

Allergies

  • Avoid with known allergy or hypersensitivity to histaminum hydrochloricum.

Side Effects and Warnings

  • Wheezing may occur after use of histaminum hydrochloricum with belladonna.

  • Use only under the guidance of a healthcare professional so that other treatment can be provided for potentially serious diseases if necessary.

  • Avoid in pregnant or breastfeeding women due to a lack of available scientific evidence.

  • Avoid with known allergy or hypersensitivity to histaminum hydrochloricum.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

  • Avoid in pregnant or breastfeeding women due to a lack of available scientific evidence.

Interactions

Most herbs and supplements have not been thoroughly tested for interactions with other herbs, supplements, drugs, or foods. The interactions listed below are based on reports in scientific publications, laboratory experiments, or traditional use. You should always read product labels. If you have a medical condition, or are taking other drugs, herbs, or supplements, you should speak with a qualified healthcare provider before starting a new therapy.

Interactions with Drugs

  • Insufficient available evidence.

Interactions with Herbs and Dietary Supplements

  • Insufficient available evidence.

Author Information

  • This information is based on a systematic review of scientific literature edited and peer-reviewed by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration (www.naturalstandard.com).

References

Natural Standard developed the above evidence-based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to www.naturalstandard.com. Selected references are listed below.

  1. Medhurst R. Homeopathy for allergies. Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society 2008;14(2):93-94.

The information in this monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. Information is based on review of scientific research data, historical practice patterns, and clinical experience. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions.