Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions
How to use Hyland’s?
Calms Forte for Children
About the Formula
Dairy and Lactose Intolerance
About Homeopathic Medicines
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General Questions:

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Can I take Calms Forté with other medications?
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 be 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.

How to use Hyland’s?

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How often should I take Calms Forté?
You can take Hyland’s Calms Forté when you feel you need it, without worry of overdose. You should follow label directions.

How many tablets can I take in one day?
You cannot overdose on Hyland’s Calms Forté. Follow label directions for the correct dosage for your age.

If I wake up in the middle of the night, can I take 1 or 2 extra tablets?

How long can I take Calms Forté for?
Since Calms Forté is non-addicting, you can take this product as needed for an extended period of time without worry. For chronic conditions, continue to take Calms Forté after you see the initial effects within 2-5 days. Take Calms Forté while symptoms persist and are improving. Discontinue use when symptoms are completely resolved. It is okay to restart Calms Forté if symptoms recur.

Calms Forté for Children

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Can I give Calms Forté to my child?
Hyland’s Calms Forté may be given to children 6 years of age and older. If you wish to give Calms Forté to a younger child, please consult your licensed physician.

How many tablets do I give my child? Is the number of tablets age or weight dependent?
Follow label directions for giving tablets to children 6 years of age and older. The dosage is not weight dependent.

Can I give half a tablet of Calms Forté to my baby so she can sleep on the plane?
These tablets are not quick dissolving tablets, and we don’t recommend giving them to any child under 6 years of age. If you wish to give Calms Forté to your child who is younger than 6, please consult your licensed physician.

How do I give the tablets to my child?
The tablets are compressed tablets and are meant to be swallowed with water. If your child cannot swallow a tablet, you can crush the tablet with a spoon and give them to your child mixed in a little water. Calms Forté is not recommended for children under 6 years of age.


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What’s in the tablets that makes them work?
Hyland’s Calms Forté contains four botanicals and five biochemic phosphates that work to relieve the stress and nervous tension of daily life:

Passiflora 1X Triple Strength - for restless or wakeful sleep from exhaustion
Avena Sativa 1X Double Strength - for stress, nervousness or nervous headache
Humulus Lupulus 1X Double Strength - for drowsiness with incomplete sleep
Chamomilla 2X (Chamomile) - for nervous irritability

And the following biochemic phosphates for enhancing cellular function:
Calcarea Phosphorica 2X HPUS, Ferrum Phosphoricum 3X HPUS, Kali Phosphoricum 3X HPUS, Natrum Phosphoricum 3X HPUS, Magnesia Phosphoricum 3X HPUS

Does Calms Forté contain any aspirin?

Does Calms Forté contain any gluten?
Yes. Calms Forté contains Oatseed from the medicine Avena sativa (oat plant).

Dairy and Lactose Intolerance

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I am dairy intolerant. Is that a problem with these tablets?
People who are truly allergic to dairy can’t tolerate the proteins found in the dairy products. We don’t use these proteins, called casein. We use only the sugar component of cow’s milk, called lactose. There is rarely a problem among dairy allergy people using these products. If you are very concerned, seek the advice of a licensed health care professional before using this product.

What is lactose?
Lactose is the sugar component of cow’s milk.

What if I’m lactose intolerant? Is that a problem with these tablets?
People who are lactose intolerant have not yet developed the enzymes to digest lactose. Hyland’s Calms Forté contains about 137 milligrams of lactose per tablet. While everyone is different, most lactose intolerant individuals need to ingest 5000 mg of lactose before they experience symptoms of intolerance. With this large margin of safety, there is rarely a problem with our products when used as directed on the label. If your physician has determined that you are specifically “Allergic to Lactose”, you should avoid our tablets.

Homeopathic Medicines

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Are Hyland’s products regulated?
Yes, the manufacturing and marketing of Hyland’s Homeopathic Medicines are regulated as drugs by the FDA. The FDA has regulated homeopathic medicines since 1938.

Read article: The Regulation of Homeopathic Drug Products

Buying Hyland’s

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Where can I buy these products?
These products are available at finer natural food stores, pharmacies, chain drug stores and mass merchandisers nationwide. Click on the Store Locator link to find a store near you.

What other medicines does Hyland’s make?
Hyland’s makes a complete line of safe, effective, all natural medicines for all members of the family. Our best-selling medicines include:

Hyland’s Nerve Tonic provides daytime relief from stress and nervous tension
Hyland’s Leg Cramps with Quinine Tablets, Caplets and Ointment for relief of symptoms of cramps and pains in the lower back and legs often made worse by damp weather
Hyland’s Teething Tablets are a benzocaine-free way to soothe the pain of cutting teeth
Hyland’s Complete Flu Care for the relief of symptoms of the flu including body aches, chills, headache, runny nose, fever.

For More Information:

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For more technical information regarding our products, we offer a Product Information Service that is staffed by either a Pharmacist or Registered Nurse to answer questions regarding Hyland’s Homeopathic Medicines. Please note we don’t prescribe or offer medical advice, but we will be happy to field your questions regarding our products. The hours the service is staffed are as follows:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9:00am – 11:00am – Pacific Time
Tuesday & Thursday: 1:00pm – 3:00pm – Pacific Time.

We can be reached at 800/624-9659.