infacol for newborns

Infacol for Newborns – FAQs

Q : What is Infacol?

A : Infacol contains the active ingredient simethicone and is clinically proven to 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.

Q : From what age can I give infacol?

A : Infacol can be used from birth onwards, unlike gripe waters, which are only suitable for babies of 1 month old, or over.

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

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

Q : How often can I use Infacol?

A : 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.

Q : How soon should I see Infacol working?

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

Q : How much does Infacol cost and where can I purchase it?

A : Infacol is available from independent pharmacies, major pharmacy chains, supermarkets and selected children’s department stores priced £4.20 for a 50ml bottle.

Q : Where can I get more information about Infacol?

A : For general enquiries please email at www.tevauk.com/contact-us.

Q : How can I tell if my baby has colic?

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

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

Q : What is the cause of infant colic?

A : 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.

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

A : Try giving your baby Infacol- which is clinically proven to treat colic from birth onwards. 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.

Q : Are the symptoms of colic and lactose intolerance the same?

A : 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 lactose intolerant baby 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 visitor or family doctor.

Q : Who makes Infacol?

A : Infacol is manufactured in the UK and Belgium for TEVA UK Limited.