A Coal-tar Product (SULFONAL) – Vertigo of cerebral origin, cerebellar disease, ataxic symptoms and chorea, present a field for the homeopathic employment of this drug. Profound weakness, gone, faint feeling, and despondency. Loss of control of sphincter. Muscular inco-ordination.
Mind.–Mental confusion, incoherency, illusions; apathetic. Alternation of happy, hopeful states with depression and weakness. Extreme irritability.
Head.–Dropsy, stupid; pain on attempting to raise head. Double vision; heavy look about eyes; tinnitus, aphasia; tongue as if paralyzed. Eyes bloodshot and restless. Vertigo, unable to rise. Double vision; ptosis; tinnitus; dysphagia, difficult speech.
Urinary.–Albuminuria, with casts. Scanty. Pink color. Constant desire to urinate; scanty, brownish red. Haemato-porphyrinuria.
Respiratory.–Congestion of lungs; stertorous breathing. Sighing dyspnoea.
Extremities.–Ataxic movements, staggering gait; cold, weak, trembling; legs seem too heavy. Extreme restlessness; muscular twitchings. Knee-jerks disappear. Stiffness and paralysis of both legs. Anaesthesia of legs.
Sleep.–Fidgety, wakeful, drowsy. Insomnia.
Skin.–Itching, bluish purpura. Erythema.
Relationship.–Trional; insomnia associated with physical excitement; (vertigo, loss of equilibrium, ataxia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stertorous breathing, cyanosis, tinnitus, hallucinations).
Non-Homeopathic Uses.–As a hypnotic. Dose, ten to thirty grains in hot water. Takes about two hours to act.
Written by William Boericke (1849 - 1929) and published first in his book "Materia Medica" (1901) William Boericke was an Austrian-born American physician who became a influential exponent of homeopathy. He is also known as an academic writer, publisher, medical school professor and owner of several pharmacies.