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Table 2 Most frequent homeopathic and herbal drugs

From: Utilization of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among children from a German birth cohort (GINIplus): patterns, costs, and trends of use

Homeopathic drugs (n = 345) Herbal drugs (n = 198)
ATC code Remedy n (in %) ATC code Remedy n (in %)
R05XH20 Flu remedies* 31 (9.1) R01BP30 Systemic rhinologicals* 50 (25.3)
R02AH20 Therapeutics for throat and pharynx* 14 (4.1) R05CA19 Expectorants (Myrtol® standardized) 23 (11.6)
R01BH20 Rhinologicals* 9 (2.6) R05CP02 Ivy leaves 22 (11.1)
S02DH20 Otologicals* 8 (2.3) A03FP30 Prokinetics* 18 (9.1)
M02AH20 Remedies for muscle and joint pains* 7 (2.0) R05CP05 Pelargonium root 18 (9.1)
/ Single preparations 146 (42.3) G02CP01 Vitex agnus-castus 10 (5.1)
/ Biochemic remedies (= Schuessler salts) 58 (16.8) R05CA25 Expectorants (1,8-Cineol) 6 (3.0)
  1. ATC = anatomical therapeutical classification.
  2. *Combined preparations.