Frequently Asked Questions

How to Use ColdCalm

How do I take ColdCalm?

At the onset of symptoms, dissolve 2 tablets in the mouth every 15 minutes for 1 hour. Then, dissolve 2 tablets in the mouth 3 times a day, until symptoms are relieved.

After the first hour of taking ColdCalm, there is no need to repeat the intensive dosing (taking a dose every 15 minutes) for consecutive days. The second day of taking ColdCalm can resume with dissolving 2 tablets under the tongue 3 times a day until symptoms are relieved.

Click here for complete directions for use on all ColdCalm products, including children’s medicines.

How long should I take ColdCalm?

Stop use and consult a doctor if symptoms persist for more than 2 days or worsen, or if new symptoms occur.

What is the age limit for taking ColdCalm?

ColdCalm tablets and pellets are indicated for 4 years of age and older. ColdCalm Baby liquid doses can be given to children 6 months of age and older.

Does ColdCalm need to be taken with food or water?

No, ColdCalm is designed to be taken without food or water. Simply dissolve two tablets or five pellets in your mouth. The medicine is absorbed through your mouth (sublingually).

Product Safety

Will ColdCalm make me drowsy? Does it have any other side effects?

ColdCalm does not cause drowsiness. It has a low risk of side effects when used as directed and no contraindications.

Can ColdCalm be taken in conjunction with other medicines?

ColdCalm will not interact with other medications, herbs, or supplements. ColdCalm can be taken with other homeopathic medicines.

Can I take ColdCalm if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, ask your health care professional before taking any medicine, including ColdCalm. If your health care professional needs more information on our medicines, they can contact us at 1-800-BOIRON-1.

Can I use ColdCalm past its expiration date?

No, we do not recommend using ColdCalm past its expiration date.

Ingredients & Formulation

What are the active ingredients in ColdCalm?

ColdCalm contains several homeopathic active ingredients in one convenient formula for multi-symptom relief throughout every stage of a cold.

A homeopathic medicine’s active ingredients are listed on the product label in Latin, which is the international packaging standard.

HPUS stands for Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States. The HPUS defines the production and usage standards recognized by all reputable manufacturers and the federal government. Consumers should look for this acronym on labels of homeopathic products. It ensures consumers that the ingredients were prepared according to the high standards of this official guideline.

Does ColdCalm contain allergens?

ColdCalm oral tablets and pellets do not contain artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives. ColdCalm liquid doses for babies and children are free from preservatives, flavors, dyes, lactose, sugar, and artificial sweeteners.

Does ColdCalm contain lactose?

ColdCalm contains 247 mg of casein-free lactose per tablet and 7.5 mg per pellet. Our lactose is derived from cow’s milk. ColdCalm liquid doses are lactose-free.

Other Information

Can I use my HSA/FSA card to purchase ColdCalm?

Yes, over-the-counter medicines like ColdCalm are classified as a “medical expense,” making them eligible for reimbursement. That means you can use your HSA or FSA funds to pay for ColdCalm.

What is homeopathy? What are homeopathic medicines?

Homeopathy is a therapeutic method that uses diluted substances to relieve symptoms. The active ingredients in homeopathic medicines include diluted plants, animals, or minerals that relieve the same symptoms they cause at full strength (e.g., a microdose of coffee bean helps to relieve nervousness).

Homeopathic medicines have been used for more than 200 years. They are manufactured in strict accordance with the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS) and drug Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Today, homeopathic medicines are used by millions of patients and recommended by health care professionals around the world to relieve many acute health conditions such as allergies, coughs, colds, flu, stress, muscle pain, and teething.

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