What Does RX Mean?

Prescription-Only Remedies

Most of our homeopathic remedies are available over the counter. However, some require a prescription from an approved practitioner in order to be dispensed. Prescription-only remedies have the letters "RX" next to their names on our list of available remedies.

Prescriptions need to be called in, faxed, written or emailed from an approved healthcare practitioner each time you wish to order or refill a prescription-only homeopathic remedy.

Why Are Some Remedies Prescription-Only?

Currently in the United States, there are no laws governing the prescription status of any homeopathic remedies. Then why are some of our remedies only available by prescription? Castle Remedies follows the guidance of the Homeopathic Pharmacoepaeia Convention of the United States. This board was founded in 1897 and describes itself as "a non-governmental, non-profit scientific organization composed of experts in the fields of medicine, arts, biology, botany, chemistry and pharmacy who have had appropriate training and experience and have demonstrated additional knowledge and interest in the principles of homeopathy." (Visit the HPUS website)

This board of experts recommends that certain remedies only be dispensed and used under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. There are many different reasons why a certain remedy would be recommended as "prescription only." For example, some remedies have a limited scope of use and are indicated specifically for common symptoms of chronic or serious illnesses that should only be treated under the guidance of a practitioner. Experts would recommend such a remedy to be available only by prescription to prevent people from self treating things likes heart disease, cancer, etc.