Pfluger is a German homeopathic company that has just recently enter into the US homeopathic market. One of their popular combination remedies are Immuno Support. A trial was conducted to see if this Immuno Support is effective in treating acute repiratory tract infections.
The Immuno support combination remedy consists of the following homeopathic ingredients which are Arnica Montana, Baptisia, Calendula, Echinacea, Ferrum Phos, Lachesis Mutus and Silicea. Most ingredients are in a low potency such as 3x or 4x.
Fifty patients has received the Pfleuger Immuno Support Drops, 4 times a day for 7 days. The control group was given Vitamin C , Satural, and Acetaminophen 3 times a day for 7 days. The control group was also given Xylomentazolin nasal drops if necessary.
The Pfleuger immuno support showed to be slightly superior to the conventional methods. The Pfleuger group recovered from the upper respiratory tract infection in 5.3 days. The control group took 6 days. The Pfleuger group had 4.16% of patients needing antibiotic treatment where as the control group was 4.76%.
The Pflueger therapy showed no side effects with this treatment. 29% of the control group suffered from drug side effects and intolerance.
Pfleuger Immuno support suggests that this type of medicine may be effective at the onset of a respiratory tract infection. Larger trials are needed to confirm this. Further testing with a placebo group should be conducted to confirm this product's effectiveness.