The few provings that have been made show conclusively that its action is directly upon the heart, which, primarily, it excites moderately, but to such a degree that it becomes quite evident that the long-continued use of the drug would result in lowering the tone of the heart and enfeebling its action.
Great pallor of the skin, with rush of blood to the head (Bl.).
Urine: diminished; contains traces of albumen and an excess of phosphates (Bl.).
Giddiness (Cact., Digitalis, Ferr-P., Kali-P.) (Br.).
Apprehensive and despondent (Arsenicum, Aurum, Digitalis, Lachesis, Acid nitricum) (C.).
Pain in the back of head and neck (Coc-C., Petroleum, Rhus toxicodendron, Silicea) (Br.).
Extremities are cold and oedematous (Arsenicum, Carbo vegetabilis, Phosphorus) (Bl.).
General anasarca (Apis, Blatta., Digitalis, Merc-Sulph., Nat-S., Phosphorus) (C.).
CARDIAC DILATATION (Arsenicum, Aurum, Cact., Digitalis, Lachesis, Mur-Ac., Phosphorus) (B.).
Weak and exhausted (Gelsemium, Kali-P., Phosphorus, Sepia) (B.).
EXTREME DYSPNOEA ON LEAST EXERTION (Arsenicum, Calcarea, Coca, Ipecac., Lachesis, Lobelia, Lycopodium, Lycps., Natrum muriaticum, Spongia) (C.).
Irregular respiration (Ail., Ang., Belladonna, Cuprum, Digitalis, Morph., Opium) (C.).
Useful in the beginning of heart mischief after rheumatism (Colchicum, Kalm., Ledum, Lycopodium, Phosphorus) (Br.).
Pain in the region of the heart (Aconite, Arsenicum, Aurum, Bryonia, Cact., Digitalis, Lat-M., Rhus toxicodendron, Spigelia, Verat-V.). (C.).
Angina pectoria (Argentum nitricum, Gloninum, Naja., Tabacum) (B.).
Palpitation and tachycardia, dependent upon anaemia (Carbo vegetabilis, China, Ferrum, Phosphorus, Sepia) (Bl.).
Failing compensation (Arsenicum) (Br.).
Pulse irregular and intermittent (Gelsemium, Lachesis, Natrum muriaticum, Phosphorus, Veratrum) (C.).
Insomnia of aortic patients (Br.).
Excessive perspiration (Calcarea, Camph., Carbo vegetabilis, China, Mercurius, Natrum muriaticum, Sulphur, Veratrum) (Br.).
In a warm room; from least exertion; during night; and from rheumatic affections.
From fresh air; from remaining quiet; and from taking rest.
Compare: Apis, Arsenicum, Bryonia, Conva., Digitalis, Ferr-P., Gelsemium, Ipecac., Kali-Arsenicum, Kali carb., Lachesis, Lat-M., Lycopodium, Merc-Sulph., Nat-S., Phosphorus, Rhus toxicodendron, Stroph., Sulphur and Verat-V.