Both of these medications are same and the only difference that they have is gripe water can be used after the infant is 1 month old whereas infacol is used after 6 months of age.
This medication is used for the relief of flatulence (accumulation of gas in alimentary canal), abdominal (stomach area) discomfort, and infant colic (infant who isn’t sick or hungry cries for more than 3 hours a day, for more than 3 days a week, for more than 3 weeks) due to entrapped gas.
This drug should not be given in infants under 6 months.
Patients administered with this medicine may experience dry mouth, thirst, and dizziness (feeling of being sleepy).
- Administer this medication before feeding the baby and at night time.
- Shake the container well before each use.
- Carefully measure the dose using a dropper.
- The dosage should be based on your child’s age and weight.
Which is better, gripe water or infacol?
Can infacol be given after a feed?
Infacol can be given before, during, and after feeding your baby.
Does infacol make babies fart and burp?
This medication helps in relieving flatulence (accumulation of gas in alimentary canal), therefore, making it easier for babies to fart and burp.
How long does it take for infacol to start working?
It takes around 2 weeks for this medication to start working.
Can I put infacol in bottle?
0.2ml of infacol should be given to the infant before each feed, either directly in to the baby’s mouth, or by a bottle.