Colicky Drops For Baby

About Colicaid Drops, 30 ml

Colicaid Drops, 30 ml is used for Gastrointestinal disorder. Colicaid Drops, 30 ml is made up of three medicines: simethicone( is an antifoaming medicine which disintegrates gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas) whereas fennel oil and Dil oil (which are herbal medicines which help to increase the movement of the stomach and intestines to push food through the digestive system). Colicaid Drops, 30 ml is generally prescribed to treat infant colic pain, Griping pain, reduces gas in the stomach, flatulence.

Eating foods that are more likely to produce gas. Gas pain may occur if gas is trapped/ not moving well through your digestive system. Simethicone acts in the stomach and intestines to change the surface tension of gas bubbles, enabling smaller bubbles to form bigger bubbles. It results in the elimination of gas more easily by belching/passing flatus. Whereas Fennel oil and Dil oil will reduce the muscle cramps in the gut and increase the stomach and intestine motility to push food through the digestive system.

Colicaid Drops, 30 ml should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the tablets and capsules with a glass full of water, chew the chewable tablets thoroughly before swallowing, and shake the bottle before use if the Colicaid Drops, 30 ml is in drops. The drops can be mixed with 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of water or another liquid to make administration easier. You may experience certain common side-effects such as constipation, diarrhea, and intestinal pain in some cases. Most of these side-effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side-effects persistently.

Before starting Colicaid Drops, 30 ml, please inform your doctor if you have any allergy with Colicaid Drops, 30 ml if your doctor prescribes it. If you develop any side-effects, please inform your doctor.Colicaid Drops, 30 ml is safe to use during pregnancy , breastfeeding and also in liver and kidney diseases

Uses of Colicaid Drops, 30 ml

Abdominal pain, flatulence, reduces gas in the stomach

Medicinal Benefits

Colicaid Drops, 30 ml is a combination of three medicines (simethicone+dil oil+fennel oil). Simethicone is an antifoaming medicine that disintegrates gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas. Dill Oil and Fennel Oil are herbal medicines that help increase the stomach and intestine’s movement to push food through the digestive system and relieve muscle spasms in the gut. This medicine may also be effective in flatulence, constipation, and dyspepsia.

Directions for Use

Swallow the tablets and capsules with a glass full of water.Chew the chewable tablets thoroughly before swallowing.If you take, drops Shake the bottle well before using them.The drops can be mixed with 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of water to make administration easier.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Colicaid Drops, 30 ml

Most of the side effects of Colicaid Drops, 30 ml do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side-effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. Some common side effects of Colicaid Drops, 30 ml are bloating, constipation, heartburn, dizziness, diarrhoea etc. some people may be allergic to any of the ingredient in Colicaid Drops, 30 ml. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to the Colicaid Drops, 30 ml. It is not necessary for everyone to get the above-mentioned side-effects. In case of any discomfort speak with your doctor.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

  • Talk to your doctor if you are allergic to Colicaid Drops, 30 ml
  • Do not freeze if the medicine is in liquid form
  • Take it after meals and at bedtime
  • Colicaid Drops, 30 ml should be used in pregnancy and breastfeeding women, it should be taken as advised by the doctor
  • People who are having liver and kidney diseases should not take the Colicaid Drops, 30 ml.

Drug Interactions

Drug-drug interaction: care should be taken if the Colicaid Drops, 30 ml is given with other combination medicines like anti-thyroid drugs like (levothyroxine, levothyroxine) and also tell about the medicines that you are taking the medicines other than Colicaid Drops, 30 ml.

Drug-disease interaction: Colicaid Drops, 30 ml should not be given with kidney (chronic kidney disease), liver ( hepatitis, jaundice)

Drug-Food Interaction: Colicaid Drops, 30 ml should not be given with alcohol. It may aggravate the symptoms.

Safety Advice

  • Safety WarningALCOHOLAlcohol intensifies drowsiness, so Colicaid Drops, 30 ml should be given as advised by your doctor.
  • Safety WarningPREGNANCYColicaid Drops, 30 ml should be taken as advised by your doctor.
  • Safety WarningBREAST FEEDINGColicaid Drops, 30 ml should be taken as advised by your doctor.
  • Safety WarningDRIVINGColicaid Drops, 30 ml should be taken as advised by your doctor, Do not drive if you feel drowsiness.
  • Safety WarningLIVERColicaid Drops, 30 ml should be taken as advised by your doctor.
  • Safety WarningKIDNEYColicaid Drops, 30 ml should be taken as advised by your doctor.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Avoiding foods such as beans and lentil.
  • Eat meals and snacks slowly and carefully.
  • Avoid tight-fitting clothes.
  • Give up smoking.
  • Do more exercises.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Take probiotics.
  • Eat little and often, and avoid huge meals.

Special Advise

  • Colicaid Drops, 30 ml should be taken with a glass full of water.
  • Chew the chewable tablets thoroughly before swallowing.
  • To make administration easier, the drops can be mixed with 30ml of water or other liquid
  • Shake well before use 
  • Replace the tightly after each use.

Other Information (COL0012)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after – Sep-2022

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Abdominal pain is pain that occurs between the chest and pelvic regions. Pain can be crampy, achy, dull, intermittent, or sharp. It is also called a stomachache. You can experience generalized symptoms like belching, nausea, vomiting. Causes of abdominal pain include constipation, diarrhoea, gastroenteritis, dyspepsia, acid reflux, vomiting, stress. Anyone can get abdominal pain, but people who skip meals and eats fried and oily foods will get abdominal pain.

Soothe Colic Drops For baby

Uses of Gerber Soothe Colic:

  • It is used to keep the normal balance of bacteria in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Gerber Soothe Colic?

  • If you have an allergy to Lactobacillus or any other part of Gerber Soothe Colic (drops).
  • If you are allergic to Gerber Soothe Colic (drops); any part of Gerber Soothe Colic (drops); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.

This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Gerber Soothe Colic (drops) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Gerber Soothe Colic?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take Gerber Soothe Colic (drops). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • If you are on a lactose-free diet, talk with your doctor. Some products have lactose.
  • If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), check labels closely. Some products have sugar.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.

How is this medicine (Gerber Soothe Colic) best taken?

Use Gerber Soothe Colic (drops) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • Shake well before use.
  • Measure liquid doses carefully. Use the measuring device that comes with Gerber Soothe Colic (drops). If there is none, ask the pharmacist for a device to measure Gerber Soothe Colic (drops).

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Feeling dizzy, tired, or weak.
  • More thirst.
  • Change in how much urine is passed.
  • Muscle pain.
  • Bone pain.
  • Weight loss.

What are some other side effects of Gerber Soothe Colic?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Gerber Soothe Colic?

  • Follow how to store closely.
  • Some brands of Gerber Soothe Colic (drops) need to be stored in a refrigerator. Some brands of Gerber Soothe Colic (drops) need to be stored at room temperature. If you have questions about how to store Gerber Soothe Colic (drops), talk with your pharmacist.
  • Be sure you know how long you can store Gerber Soothe Colic (drops) before you need to throw it away.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.

Natural Drops For Baby Colic

Colic can cause immense pain and discomfort in your baby. These natural remedies guarantee relief from colic.

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1. Give a Warm Bath

Giving a warm bath is a natural remedy for colic in babies, that has been practised for centuries. Warm water relieves the pain. You can also gently massage your baby’s abdomen while bathing her.

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2. Apply a Warm Compress

A warm compress provides relief from gas. Dip a towel in warm water and squeeze it. Place the cloth on your baby’s tummy or gently rub her tummy with it.

3. Massage Your Baby

Massages not only soothe babies but also aid digestion. Take olive oil or coconut oil on your palms, and massage your little one’s tummy in a clockwise direction.

4. Try the Pedalling Exercise

This is a simple but effective exercise. Place your baby on her back. Hold her ankles carefully together and gently push one leg at a time towards her tummy. Hold each leg near the tummy for a few seconds. Repeat the pedalling exercise for a few minutes. However, if your baby resists this exercise, stop it immediately.

5. Burp Your Baby

You should always burp your baby after feeding. This helps to relieve gas and prevents the trapping of air in the baby’s belly. After you feed your baby, put her on your shoulder. Supporting her neck and shoulders, gently rub or pat her back till you hear a burp.

Mother burping her baby

6. Use Hing

Hing (asafoetida) relieves flatulence and gas, and aids digestion. It is a popular Indian home remedy for colic in infants. Add a pinch of hing to one teaspoon of water, and boil it. Apply this concoction around your baby’s navel. For babies who have started solid foods, mix some asafoetida in their water or food.

7. Feed a Little Longer on Each Breast

Ensure that your baby feeds longer on each breast rather than alternating between each breast. The hindmilk that comes out after the baby has sucked on a breast for a while is more nutritious than the foremilk that comes out at the beginning. Hindmilk contains more fat, which promotes digestion and soothes the stomach. Too much foremilk can cause digestive distress.

8. Place Her in a Rocking Chair

Rocking the baby in your arms or a rocking chair, and carrying her around in a sling so that you can rock her while standing up can calm and soothe an upset baby.

Mother rocking her baby

9. Make a Concoction of Tulsi Leaves

Tulsi (basil) leaves have antispasmodic properties. Therefore, they can help your infant deal with gastrointestinal problems. Add a few basil leaves to water, and bring to a boil. After it cools down, give it to your baby to drink.

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10. Use Fennel Seeds

Add a teaspoon of fennel seeds to a cup of boiling water. Let it sit for 10 minutes and strain the seeds out. Give this water to your baby.

11. Feed Probiotics

Colic can be caused by gas, a sluggish digestive tract or acid reflux. A particular strain of probiotics called Lactobacillus reuteri has been found to be effective in dealing with colic. It helps to reduce gut inflammation, kills bacteria and inhibits E. coli bacteria that is present more in babies with colic than in babies without colic. Also, many infants with colic get better within 3 weeks. It is better to introduce probiotics after 6 months, as it is not required until the baby is exclusively breastfed. Seek a doctor’s advice in deciding the probiotic to be given to your baby.

12. Try Peppermint

Peppermint has calming and antispasmodic properties. Add a drop of the oil in a teaspoon of baby massage oil and rub it between your palms to warm it up. Then, gently massage the baby’s tummy with the oil.

13. Watch What You Eat

Your diet affects breast milk. So, pay attention to what you eat. Avoid dairy products, foods that contain gluten, citrus fruits, caffeine and spicy foods if your baby suffers from colic.

14. Cut the Chaos

Don’t soothe your baby by talking or singing loudly to her. Create an environment that is calm and quiet.

15. Change the Feeding Bottle

Not changing the feeding bottle may be a cause of colic too. Changing the feeding bottle alters the amount of air that your baby swallows while feeding. This, in turn, affects digestion. So make sure you change your little one’s feeding bottle.

Baby bottle-feeding

16. Use Gripe Water

100% natural gripe water is known to be effective in treating colic. The water is usually a blend of chamomile, fennel, ginger and lemon balm. While buying the water, make sure it is completely natural and does not contain any preservatives. Also, ask your doctor for preservative-free gripe water recommendations.

17. Change the Formula Milk Brand

If your baby is colicky all the time, changing the formula milk brand may help. Sometimes, the ingredients of a particular formula milk brand may be the cause of colic. If you have started giving formula milk to your baby along with breastfeeding or otherwise, and he suffers from colicky, try changing formula milk.

18. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider helps reduce heartburn and fights yeast infections. Therefore, trying out apple cider might solve your baby’s colic. Apple cider vinegar can be introduced once the baby turns 6 months old. Also, ensure you choose pasteurized and filtered apple cider vinegar for babies. Undiluted form of apple cider vinegar can cause a burning sensation as it has 5% acidity; therefore, diluting it is recommended. You may do so by adding 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to 4 oz of water. You may increase the quantity of apple cider vinegar to 1 tablespoon in 4 oz of water for older babies.

19. Mint Tea

Mint provides relief from intestinal cramping; however, it can be given only to babies older than 6 months. Add a teaspoon of mint into a cup of hot water and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then, strain it and feed a few teaspoons of this tea to your baby.

20. Ask for Help

Colic is a health condition that does not have any specific cause or treatment. If the situation becomes unmanageable, take the help of your partner or a grandparent.

21. Initiate Tummy Time

Place your baby on her tummy, across your lap. Rubbing the back also helps to pass gas. Remember to initiate tummy time only when your baby is awake but not immediately post-feeding. There should be a gap of 30 minutes minimum between feeding and tummy time.

22. Hold Your Baby Upright After Breastfeeding

If you put your baby to sleep immediately after breastfeeding, the milk may flow back into the oesophagus and cause heartburn. Hold your baby upright to prevent the symptoms of acid reflux.

23. Try Antigas Drops

Antigas drops break up the gas into bubbles and relieve colic. Ask your paediatrician before giving this to your infant.

Colic is not a condition that needs to cause any sort of worry in the parents. The constant crying can be hard to deal with, but it rarely lasts longer than the initial six months. If you feel that the situation is out of control, always seek your doctor’s advice.

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