Features of taking drugs against colic
Indications for the use of drugs against colic is confirmation of colic, if there are no other reasons for the child's anxiety.
The form of release of different drugs is slightly different.
Bobotik - remedy for colic on the basis of simethicone. The form of release is an emulsion, which is dosed in drops. 1 milliliter of the drug contains 66 milligrams of simethicone, which corresponds to 25 drops. Therefore, the dosage for a newborn is 16 drops at a time, the method of administration is given from a spoon before feeding or diluted with a mixture.
Espumizan L is available in the form of a solution of 30 and 50 milliliters. 1 milliliter contains 40 milligrams of the active ingredient. The dose for one dose is 25 drops, the method of application is the same.
Infakol is a suspension that is produced in 50 and 100 milliliters. 1 milliliter contains 40 milligrams of the active ingredient. At the same time, the necessary dose is 0.5 milliliters before meals.
The simplex (SAB Simplex) is an American remedy for colic for newborns, which also includes simethicone. Dosage is slightly different - 15 drops at one time before feeding or during.
Kuplaton is a Finnish remedy for colic and bloating for newborns. The active substance, which is used here - dimethicone, is similar in mechanism to simethicone. Dosage of the drug - 4 drops before each feeding.
Pharmacodynamics of all preparations based on simethicone or dimethicone has the same principles. Medicines act only through physical reactions and do not react with the intestinal wall or blood flow. The drug is a surface active substance that reduces the tension of gas bubbles and promotes their elimination.
Pharmacokinetics. Substances are not absorbed into the systemic circulation, therefore they do not have a systemic effect.
Contraindications to use - congenital malformations of the gastrointestinal tract, intestinal obstruction.
Side effects can only be in the form of allergic manifestations. Overdose of the drug in the observations did not reveal any effects. Interactions with other drugs are not observed, since there is no systemic effect. Storage conditions - without direct actions of weather conditions, term - no more than two years.
As for other herbal preparations, they also have features of release and reception.
Bean is a remedy that includes fennel extract, chamomile and coriander. The drug works by reducing the spasm of the intestinal muscle fibers and reducing the amount of gases. The method of administration and dose is 3-5 drops per dose no more than three times a day inside. Side effects can be in the form of allergic reactions, so you need to adhere to the dosage. The shelf life of the open vial is reduced from three years to one year. Overdose can cause the opposite effect and intensify peristalsis and gas formation.
Plantex is a herbal preparation that reduces spasm in the baby's intestines and speeds up the removal of gases. The composition of the drug includes fennel extract. The form of the release is granules, which must be dissolved in warm boiled water before use. The dose of the drug for newborns 2-3 bags per day. Side effects may manifest as an allergic reaction. Granules need to be dissolved in water, and only after that take.
Speaking of colic and their treatment, the main thing that parents should know is that these are temporary phenomena that disappear after three months. Colic is not a disease, but a condition in which a child simply needs to help relieve it. Therefore, the treatment of colic with medications can be ineffective, the greater importance is the nutrition of the mother and her patience.