Antipyrinum


Antipyrinum signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Antipyrinum is used…


      Phenazone (Phenyl-dimethyl-pyrazolon). C11H12 N2O. A product of coal tar through toluin. Solution and trituration.

Clinical

Dysmenia. Enuresis. Epilepsy. Epistaxis. Erythema. German measles. Headache. Heart, paralysis of. Mind, deranged. Respiration, Cheyne-Stokes. Scarlatina. Throat, sore. Toothache. Urticaria.

Characteristics

*Antipyrine is known from the poisonous effects it has produced in old-school practice. Many fatal cases have been recorded, and there can be little doubt that its injudicious use has determined a fatal issue in many cases that have remained unrecorded. Its action is very like that of *Antifebrin in producing collapse, but it has more effect on the skin, causing scarlet rash and oedema. A young lady patient of mine who took *Antipyrine on her own account, whenever she thought she might be going to have a headache, developed intense dysmenorrhoea (to which she was not subject), with depression. This was only removed after she had discontinued the drug. Later on she took *Phenacetin, with result that an eruption of erythema appeared on both cheeks, which peeled after a few days, and recurred persistently. It would seem from the above that the drug is homoeopathic to some forms, at least, of neuralgia. One patient had Cheyne-Stokes respiration. Erythema appears first on face and arms, last on legs. Hansen mentions its use in enuresis and epistaxis. Better Hot drinks.

Relations

*Compare: Anilinum (skin). Antefeb., Arsenicum, Chloral, Aconite (numbness, rapidity of attack). *Antidoted by: Belladonna The symptoms are much intensified in persons addicted to coffee in excess.

Mind

Loss of consciousness. Fear of impending insanity (mental balance did not return for some months). Excitement. Continual crying. Nervous anxiety.

Head

Headache, with toothache, pain behind both ears of tearing character. Snapping sensation in head.

Eyes

Complete loss of vision. Eyelids swollen so that eyes were almost closed Coryza.

Ears

Buzzing in ears.

Nose

Tingling burning in nose, with sneezing and running from eyes and nose, nose and face swollen. Coppery smell which come and goes.

Face

Oedema, dusky red face.

Teeth

General toothache, together with headache, pain behind both ears of a tearing character.

Mouth

Tingling burning in gums, mouth, and throat. Lump in mouth about an inch thick, just below level of upper teeth (passed away in half-hour).

Throat

Dryness, burning, swelling, left side of throat with aphonia, left tonsil white and swollen. Tight, constricted feeling.

Stomach

Attacks of excitement accompanied by vomiting (in a child). Epigastric pain, causing to bend double and cry out. Expanding sensation rising from stomach.

Urinary Organs

Incontinence of urine. Amount diminished.

Respiratory Organs

Cheyne-Stokes breathing. Hoarseness following aphonia.

Chest

Sensation as though contents of thorax and abdomen were being forcibly drawn up towards throat, and right testicle to abdomen. dyspnoea, tightness of chest. Sensation of tumour over notch of sternum. Inability to lie down.

Heart

Pulse feeble and rapid. Fainting spells.

Neck and Back

Feeling of numberless pins prickling him down each side of neck.

Limbs

Pains in limbs. Limbs swollen.

Upper Limbs

Cramp in right arm. Fingers of right hand clenched in the form of a claw.

Generalities

Feeling of numberless pins prickling him down each side of the neck, extending down right chest and abdomen, particularly severe right side of scrotum and right testicle, also in legs and feet, severely right, slightly left Sensation as if contents of chest and abdomen drawn upwards, felt he was “drawn in a ruck, ” and, being unable to stand, fell on the floor. Trembled violently all over, had cramp in right arm. Epileptic attacks, with partial unilateral twitching, contraction of muscles, chattering of teeth, jactitation. Cyanosis. Collapse. Throbbing all over body. Sensation as if inside of body were filled with ice.

John Henry Clarke
John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica