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Table 3 The most frequently prescribed medications

From: Homeopathic and conventional treatment for acute respiratory and ear complaints: A comparative study on outcome in the primary care setting

Children   Adults  
Homeopathic treatment n = 407 % Homeopathic treatment n = 445 %
1. Belladonna 13.3 1. Hepar sulphuris 9.7
2. Pulsatilla 10.6 2. Belladonna 8.3
3. Hepar sulphuris 6.6 3. Bryonia alba 7.2
4. Mercurius solubilis 6.4 4. Lycopodium clavatum 7.2
5. Phosphorus 4.9 5. Kalium bichromicum 5.8
6. Bryonia alba 3.7 6. Mercurius solubilis 4.9
7. Calcarea carbonica 3.7 7. Allium cepa 4.5
8. Lycopodium clavatum 3.7 8. Phosphorus 3.4
9. Sulphur 3.7 9. Causticum 3.1
10. Phytolacca decandra 3.4 10. Gelsemium sempervirens 2.7
Conventional treatment n = 252 % Conventional treatment n = 462 %
1. Antibacterials 28.2 1. Antibacterials 39.4
2. Nasal preparations 22.6 2. Nasal preparations 15.2
3. Analgesics 12.7 3. Analgesics 9.5
4. Stomatological preparations 8.7 4. Cough/cold preparations 8.7
5. Anti-asthmatics 5.6 5. Stomatological preparations 5.2