1. Active Ingredients
In the tradition of homeopathic medicines, our ingredients are listed by their Latin names. Eighty percent of our active ingredients come from plants, about 15 percent are derived from minerals, and the rest come from other natural sources.
2. The Potencies
Like "3X" and "6X," the potency of the particular active ingredient is indicated by the number and letter combination listed next to the ingredient (see "Understanding homeopathic drug potency"). The higher the number, the higher the potency. But even our highest potencies result in only trace amounts of the active ingredients used in the medicine, thus ensuring a wide high margin of safety.
This acronym stands for Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, indicating that the medicine is listed in this FDA-recognized compendium and that it’s preparation follows the HPUS rules.
The purpose of each active ingredient is listed following its Latin name. It describes the symptoms that each ingredient treats. In choosing a homeopathic medicine, the key is to get as close a match as possible between the symptoms you are experiencing and the symptoms that the active ingredients in the medicine address.
The "Uses" section summarizes the overall ailment for which the medicine is formulated.
This section highlights any drug interactions and specifies the duration of acceptable treatment, maximum doses per period, symptoms to look for that may mean that medical help is required, as well as any other warnings such as allergies required for safe use of the product.
7. In Case of Emergency or accidental overdose,
Contact a medical professional or Poison Control Center immediately. Hyland’s may also be contacted for emergency information about our products 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 800-624-9659.
We recommend following the directions as listed on the label for the best possible results. For acute ailments, the directions often instruct you to dose "as needed," which means you should dose only until symptoms are relieved. Only repeat a dose if symptoms get worse again. As with all medicinal products, contact your health care provider if symptoms worsen or continue unimproved for more than 7 days or the recommended number of days on the label for the particular product that you are using.
9. Inactive Ingredients
All of Hyland’s products have the inactive ingredients listed on the label. An example of an inactive ingredient is Lactose. All of Hyland’s tablets and caplets contain the inactive ingredient Lactose N.F. The "N.F." stands for National Formulary, indicating pharmaceutical grade lactose, which is milk sugar from cow's milk completely purified of milk proteins. For specific questions about inactive ingredients, customers can contact Hyland’s directly at 1-800-624-9659 or at www.hylands.com.
10. Lot Number
The 6-digit number printed or imprinted on the bottle label is the lot number. It allows us to track the complete history of our drug products. The same lot number can also be found on the side panel or bottom of the outer carton.