Yes, as with all homeopathic medicines, you can take Hyland’s Calms Forté with any other medicines (both over the counter and prescription) you may be taking.
Will it interact with other medicines?
Hyland’s Calms Forté has no known contraindications or drug interactions with other medicines.
Will it interfere with the Coumadin (Heparin or low molecular weight heparins) I’m taking?
No, there are no known drug interactions with Hyland’s Calms Forté and Coumadin.
Can I take Calms Forté during the day?
You can take Hyland’s Calms Forté at any time of the day or night. You can take Calms Forté during the day so your body can repair itself throughout the day; then you will be able to fall asleep at night when it is naturally time to fall asleep. Calms Forté is not a sedative, so you can safely take it during the day.
Will it make me drowsy and/or groggy?
No, Hyland’s Calms Forté is not a sedative and it will not make you drowsy or groggy. Because it is not a sedative, you will not wake up in the morning with a “drug hangover” or that foggy feeling caused by many sedatives.
Will it make me sleepy if I take it during the day?
Hyland’s Calms Forté is not a sedative, so it will not make you sleepy if you take it during the day. Calms Forté works with your body to relieve stress and nervous tension, naturally, without sedatives.
Can I drink alcohol while taking Calms Forté?
Calms Forté will not interact with alcohol, but we recommend not drinking or eating anything fifteen minutes before and after taking these and all homeopathic medicines.
Can I drive while using it?
Yes, you can. Since Hyland’s Calms Forté is non-sedating, you don’t need to worry about operating a vehicle or other equipment when taking this medicine.
How long does it take to work?
Calms Forté will work faster for some people and will take more time for others. The general rule of thumb is to give the medicine at least 30 minutes to fully absorb into your system before you expect results. Please note that in chronic cases, it can take up to 5 days for a homeopathic medicine to have its full effect but results usually begin to be noticed within 1 to 2 days.
Will I become addicted to Calms Forté?
No, Hyland’s Calms Forté is non-addicting.
Will Calms Forté help with clinical depression?
Depression is not a self-limiting condition, meaning the condition should be monitored by a physician. We recommend you consult a physician if you suspect you are suffering from depression. Remember Calms Forté is a formula created for people who need to calm down and relieve stress.
Do these tablets expire?
No, they don’t expire, and we don’t put expiration dates on the products, as they have been exempted from expiration dating guidelines by the FDA (CFR 211.137) The numbers that are imprinted on the edge of the labels are lot numbers - so we know exactly when the product was produced. We can track any product we make using that number.
My tablets are discolored with grey or black spots that look like mold.
It appears that the bottle of Hyland’s tablets that you have has become moldy. If the homeopathic tablets have become moldy, it means that moisture and mold spores have somehow entered into the bottle of tablets. DO NOT use that bottle of tablets. In the future, you should not touch the tablets or put them back into bottle once they have been removed. We do not use preservatives in our tablets, so touching them could contaminate them with bacteria, mold or other microorganisms. When administering the tablets, it is best to shake the tablets into the bottle cap, and then tip them directly into your mouth without touching the cap to your mouth in order to avoid introducing saliva into the cap or bottle. Also, the tablets should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from any excessive heat or moisture. A bathroom, because of its moist environment, would not be a good place to store Hyland’s homeopathic tablets. If the tablets are discolored upon the first opening of the bottle, please call Hyland’s customer service at 800-624-9659.
I sometimes have nightmares. Does Calms Forté contribute to nightmares?
We don’t have any evidence or history that Calms Forté causes nightmares. If you are sleeping better or are in a more restful state, your mind may create more dreams than usual, but this phenomenon has not been linked to the homeopathic medicine.
Is it kosher?
Hyland’s Calms Forté contains only kosher ingredients but is not certified kosher. As with all Hyland’s products, it is manufactured using the highest standards of pharmaceutical preparation, and is deemed kosher by most rabbinic authorities. However, this product does contain oats and hops, so it should avoided during Passover.
Will it show up in a drug test?
There are no ingredients in Calms Forté that have been indicated to cause a false positive on a drug urinalysis test. There is no history of Calms Forté causing a false positive in a drug urinalysis test.
What is the difference between Hyland’s Calms Forté and Hyland’s Calms?
Hyland’s Calms contains 4 botanicals noted for stress relief. Hyland’s Calms Forté contains the same 4 botanicals in Hyland’s Calms plus 5 biochemic phosphates that feed and strengthen your cells and nerves for comprehensive stress management.
Can I give Hyland’s Calms Forté to my pets?
Hyland’s Calms Forté is regulated for use on humans, so we do not market Hyland’s Calms Forté (or any Hyland’s medicines for that matter) for veterinary use. You might wish to consult your veterinarian/homeopathic veterinarian on the use of Calms Forté.