Medication for Gas and Bloating

  • For tympanites:
    Carum carvi ethan. dec. D2 dil. WELEDA, 10 drops 3x/d up to every 2 hrs
    or
    Carum carvi supp. WALA, 1x/d
    if necessary in combination with an Oxalis abdominal compress or carraway oil compresses 
    or
    Carbo Betulae cum Methano D2–D6 trit. WELEDA, 1 saltsp. (~¼ tsp.) 3x/d
    Carvon tabs. WELEDA (available in Switzlerland), 1 tab. 3x/d

  • For gastrointestinal motility disorders, e.g., during opiate therapy:
    Absinthium/Caryophylli comp. dil. WELEDA, 12 drops 3x/d

  • For tympanites with accompanying intestinal spasms:
    Nux vomica/Nicotiana comp. pill. WALA, 3 x10 pill. 

Gesellschaft Anthroposophischer Ärzte in Deutschland/GAÄD, Medizinische Sektion am Goetheanum (Hg.) Vademecum Anthroposophische Arzneimittel. 4. Aufl. München 2017. www.vademecum.org

Debus M. Medikamentöse Begleitbehandlung bei onkologischen Erkrankungen. Der Merkurstab 2009;62(4):320-325. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14271/DMS-19466-DE.



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