Below you will find a list of the questions most frequently asked about our products. If you would like additional information please contact Similasan customer service at 1-800-240-9780, or email us.
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is derived from the Greek words homeo, meaning similar, and pathos, meaning suffering. The principle of Homeopathy is based on the Law of Similars. It was Dr. Samuel Hahnemann who discovered the benefits of Homeopathy. He pioneered the dilution process still used by all Homeopathic formulators. Today, after 200 years of Homeopathic drug proving, there is a basis or "pathogenesis" that each formulator and homeopathic doctor follows when diagnosing and treating patients.
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Are Homeopathic products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration?
Yes, homeopathic remedies are prepared according to the guidelines of the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States (HPUS), which is recognized as official by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The manufacture of homeopathic remedies is regulated similarly to nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does require that homeopathic remedies meet certain legal standards for quality, strength, and purity. Only products for self-limiting conditions recognizable by consumers (minor health problems like a cold or headache that go away on their own) can be sold without a prescription.
To be accepted as a homeopathic drug by the FDA, product ingredients must be identified in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS).
For more information, please visit The Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States or The U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Can I use Similasan eye drops with my contact lenses?
While Similasan eye drops work wonderfully for relieving irritation from contact lenses, we recommend that you first remove your contact lenses before using any of our eye drop products.
Can I use Similasan products while pregnant/nursing?
As with all OTC products, if you are pregnant or nursing, you should check with your health care provider before using our products. If possible, check with a health care provider who is familiar with homeopathic products.
My doctor isn't familiar with Similasan products or how they work. Where can I find a doctor who is?
We recommend visiting a doctor who has received training in homeopathy. The National Center for Homeopathy publishes a list of homeopathic practitioners on its website.
Will Similasan products cause dependence or "the rebound effect?"
While some conventional OTC medicines (eye drops and nasal decongestants) clear up, or "mask," symptoms temporarily, the same symptoms often come back with shorter periods of relief in between doses. For this reason, many people develop a dependency on OTC eye drops and nasal decongestants. Similasan's Original Swiss Formulas are intended to stimulate the body's natural ability to provide relief for symptoms of common ailments. There is no worry of toxic build-up or the rebound effect with any Similasan product.
Where and by whom are Similasan products formulated and manufactured?
For over 30 years Similasan products have been formulated and packaged at the Similasan, AG headquarters in Jonen, Switzerland. Similasan formulates and tests the remedies with the utmost attention to detail and quality. In the U.S., Similasan products are imported and distributed by Similasan Corporation, Highlands Ranch, CO.
How can I contact Similasan?
From the U.S., call 1-800-240-9780 or e-mail us. If you are interested in learning more about Similasan products and services outside North America, visit www.similasan.com.