Drug Relationship: Antidotal and Inimical
29 May 2015 (online)
There are lots of discussions and controversies around remedies antidoting each other, using them to treat aggravations, when and how to do it, as well as inimical remedies that should not be given close together.
This booklet is a re-edition of Dr. Agrawal's earlier work, slightly modified after discussions with colleagues through professional journals. It starts with an explanation about what antidoting is, some remarks about the fact that remedies are at times also complementary and inimical and a few notes about the timing of administration as well as a short discussion about potencies. A long list (30 pages) of remedies and their antidotes follows. A similar but shorter treatment is done for inimical remedies, followed by a few very interesting notes about ‘Antidotes to modern drugs, chemical sensitivities and allergic reactions’ and ‘Antidotes to adverse reactions of allopathic treatment’; one wishes those last two discussions would be more extensive.
It is a handy little book to have in the office. It could prove invaluable in some cases in which a quick reference is needed. The only unavoidable drawback is that it deals only with well known, classic remedies, but the basic principles still apply if the practitioner feels antidoting is necessary.