Frequently Asked Questions About Infacol | Infacol

Frequently Asked Questions About Infacol

 

What is Infacol?

Infacol contains the active ingredient simethicone and is simethicone and will help relieve wind, infant colic and griping pain from birth onwards. It is sugar, alcohol and colourant free with a natural orange flavour. Infacol comes with a handy, integrated dropper to make it easy to give to your baby.

From what age can I give Infacol?

Infacol can be used from birth onwards.

How much Infacol do I need to give to my baby?

One dropper full (0.5ml) of Infacol should be given before each feed. This may be increased to two droppers full (1ml), if needed.

How often can I use Infacol?

Infacol can be used as often as required, before each and every feed regardless of how many times you feed your baby during the day. Infacol’s active ingredient, simethicone, does not get absorbed into your baby’s body.

How soon should I see Infacol working?

Treatment with Infacol may provide a progressive improvement over several days.

Where can I buy Infacol?

Infacol is available from independent pharmacies, major pharmacy chains, supermarkets and selected children’s department stores.

Where can I get more information about Infacol?

For general enquiries please email at www.infacol.com.au/contact-us.

How can I tell if my baby has colic?

Your baby may have colic if they cry continuously for no specific reason and you are unable to comfort them. Colic most commonly occurs in the late afternoon and evening; your baby will cry out in pain and may draw their knees up to their chest and go red in the face. Their tummy may be swollen or bloated as if they have swallowed a lot of air, and they may pass wind more than usual.

Symptoms not associated with colic include diarrhoea, vomiting or a raised temperature (over 38° C / 100° F). lf your baby suffers from any of these or if you are uncertain whether your baby is suffering from colic you should consult your health professional, midwife or family doctor.

What is the cause of infant colic?

Despite medical research, no one is certain what causes infant colic. A likely explanation may be the build-up of trapped wind in your baby’s bowel, which may cause them to cry out in pain and discomfort.

What can I do to help ease my baby’s colic?

Try giving your baby Infacol- Other products used for helping to relieve the symptoms of colic are gripe waters for babies 1-month-old and over and herbal remedies. You could also try to soothe your baby by rocking her gently or taking her out for a walk in a pram. As babies are not the same they will respond to different techniques, so try various methods to comfort your baby and see what works best for you.

Are the symptoms of colic and lactose intolerance the same?

Whilst there are some similarities between the symptoms of colic and lactose intolerance – it is important to note that the main difference is that the baby with lactose intolerance suffers from diarrhoea. The osmotic pressure generated by lactose and lactic acid in the stomach produces an influx of water leading to a swollen abdomen and acidic diarrhoea.

If you suspect your baby may be suffering from lactose intolerance, contact your health professional or family doctor.

Who makes Infacol?

Infacol is manufactured in Germany by TEVA Pharma.

If I offer too much accidentally is that going to harm the baby?

Simethicone is an inert substance that is not absorbed into the body. INFACOL has no pharmacological activity. If your baby or an adult accidentally swallows a large quantity of INFACOL it is unlikely to do any harm. However, if your baby looks or acts unwell or if you have any concerns you should seek medical advice. In the event of deliberate or accidental overdose, treat symptoms on appearance. For information on the management of overdose, contact the Poisons Information Centre – 13 11 26 in Australia and 0800 764 766 in New Zealand.

How long does Infacol last for after opening?

Once opened, INFACOL shoudl be used within 28 days.

How do I store Infacol?

INFACOL should be stored below 25 degrees Celcius in a cool, dry area. Do not store the product in the fridge.