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Colicaid

Colicaid
By Medicover Hospitals / 04 Feb 2021
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  • Colicaid is an over-the-counter drug that works as an anti-flatulent and antispasmodic. It's available in both drops and syrup form. Simethicone, Fennel Oil, and Dill Oil are the active ingredients in Colicaid. It's also used to treat stomach problems in babies. The drug relieves symptoms such as indigestion, stomach ache, bloating, abdominal pain and swelling, and hiccups in children and babies. Colicaid Drops relieves digestive problems and skin discomfort by working on the inner lining of the intestine and allowing gas bubbles to come together; calming the muscles; and relieving digestive problems.
    1. Colicaid Uses
    2. Colicaid Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Dosage
    5. Colicaid Storage
    6. Colicaid vs Cyclopam
    7. Frequently Asked Questions

    Colicaid Uses

  • Anti-flatulent and antispasmodic properties are found in Colicaid Drops. It is mainly used in babies to treat stomach problems, indigestion, and spasmodic attacks. The medication aids in the release of trapped gas and reduces the associated pain. Colicaid Drops can be used to treat and avoid the following conditions:
  • Dyspepsia: Dyspepsia, also known as indigestion, is a disorder characterised by a variety of symptoms that cause extreme pain in the upper abdomen. Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and bloating are some of the symptoms.
  • Esophageal Spasm: It's a medical disorder in which the food pipe has abnormal spasms, resulting in stomach pain and discomfort. The problem is classified as a motility disorder.
  • Colicaid Side Effects:

  • Some of the common and serious side effects of Colicaid are:
    • Allergic reactions
    • Nausea
    • Hallucinations
    • Skin reactions/ irritant
    • Acute toxicity
    • Burning of skin

    Precautions:

  • Before taking Colicaid talk with your doctor if you are allergic to it or any other medications. The product may contain some inactive ingredients which can cause some serious allergic reactions or other problems. Before using the medication talk with your doctor if you are having any medical history such as liver disease, kidney disease, stomach ulcers and abdominal pain.
  • How to take Colicaid?

  • If you're self-treating with over-the-counter medicine, read and follow all of the instructions on the box before using it. If your doctor has recommended this drug, follow the instructions carefully. Take this product by mouth as required, usually after meals and before going to bed, or as directed by your doctor. Follow the product's instructions to the letter. Before each use, give the container a good shake. Using a special measurement device/dropper, carefully calculate the dosage. If you use a regular spoon, you might not get the right dosage. Send the liquid by mouth using the special measuring device/dropper.
  • Colicaid drops should be used as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.
    • Before using the drop give it a good shake.
    • Use the calibrated dropper provided in the kit and cover the cap as soon as possible.
    • Colicaid drops should be taken 15 minutes before a meal or as directed by a physician.
    • Colicaid drops should not be taken in excess of the prescribed dosage.
  • Packages and Strengths
    • Colicaid Drops is available in the following packages and strengths
    • Colicaid Drops - Packages: 15 ml, 30ML Drops
    • Colicaid Drops - Strengths: 40MG, 15ML

    Missed Dose

  • If you skip a dose, take it as soon as you realise it. If your next dose is approaching, skip the skipped dose and return to your regular dosing schedule. To make up for a missed dose, do not take an extra dose. If you consistently forget to take your medication, consider setting an alarm.
  • Overdose

  • Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Taking more drugs won't help the symptoms; instead, it may lead to poisoning or severe side effects. If you or someone else thinks they might have overdosed on Colicaid Drops, please go to the nearest hospital.
  • Interactions

  • Interactions with various medications can cause your drugs to function differently or put you at risk for severe side effects. This list does not include all potential drug interactions. Keep a list of all the drugs you use (including prescription and nonprescription medications, as well as herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not begin, stop, or adjust the dosage of any medications without first consulting your doctor.
  • Storage:

  • Medicines should be kept at room temperature, free from heat and light. Keep drugs out of the reach of children and pets. Unless otherwise directed, do not flush or spill drugs down the toilet or into the drainage system. Medication that is discarded in this manner has the potential to pollute the atmosphere. For more information about how to properly dispose of Colicaid Drops, please contact your pharmacist or doctor.
  • Colicaid vs Cyclopam

    Colicaid
    Cyclopam
    Colicaid is an over-the-counter drug that works as an anti-flatulent and antispasmodic. It's available in both drops and syrup form. The combination drug Cyclopam Tablet is used to relieve stomach pain. By relaxing the muscles of the stomach and gut, effectively relieves abdominal pain and cramps
    Anti-flatulent and antispasmodic properties are found in Colicaid Drops. It is mainly used in babies to treat stomach problems, indigestion, and spasmodic attacks. Cyclopam Tablet is a drug that contains the active ingredients dicyclomine and paracetamol. It's an antispasmodic that's commonly used to treat stomach or intestinal cramps.
    Some of the common side effects of Colicaid are:
    • Allergic reactions
    • Nausea
    • Hallucinations
    • Skin reactions/ irritant
    • Acute toxicity
    Some of the common side effects of Cyclopam are:
    • Diarrhea
    • Constipation
    • Bloating
    • Headache
    • Dizziness

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Anti-flatulent and antispasmodic properties are found in Colicaid Drops. It is mainly used in babies to treat stomach problems, indigestion, and spasmodic attacks.
    Simethicone, a drug used to alleviate the debilitating effects of too much gas in the stomach and intestines, is often found in over-the-counter gas drops. Simethicone is a drug that is relatively safe for infants.
    It's difficult to choose between gripe water and gas drops because neither has been shown to treat colic. In addition, any new medication you give your baby can cause an allergic reaction. If a baby's colic improves with gripe water or gas rises, it can be very baby-specific.
    Some of the common side effects of Colicaid are:
    • - Allergic reactions
    • - Nausea
    • - Hallucinations
    • - Skin reactions/ irritant
    • - Acute toxicity

    Citations:

  • Colicaid, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4313008/
  • Childhood illness, https://search.proquest.com/openview/972624de6c1413e870e6cbd92de41e6f/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=2028904