Infacol is given to babies from birth onwards to relieve griping pain, infant colic or wind due to trapped air. The pain associated with colic may be caused by the build-up of small gas bubbles trapped in your baby's tummy. Simeticone, the active ingredient in Infacol, helps all the little trapped gas bubbles join into bigger bubbles which your baby can easily bring up as wind.
Infacol is orange flavoured and is sugar free, colour free and alcohol free. It comes with a dropper to make giving it to your baby easy, even if it is crying.
Infacol contains methyl hydroxybenzoate (E218) and propyl hydroxybenzoate (E216). These may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed). Once opened, use within 28 days. Do not store above 25°C.
Infacol is very simple to give, even when your baby is crying. The normal dose is one dropper full (0.5ml) which should be given before each feed. If after 3 or 4 days your baby's colic still seems to be upsetting, you can double the dose to two droppers full (1ml). This may be especially useful at night, before the evening feed. Gently shake the bottle. Draw up one dropper full by squeezing the bulb twice. Let the excess Infacol on the outside of the dropper run back into the bottle. Administer the dose by squeezing the bulb and releasing it onto the back of your baby's tongue. Infacol should be used for several days to achieve the best results, as treatment may show a progressive effect. Continued use may help to prevent a further build up of wind. You can continue to use Infacol for several weeks. However, if despite having increased the dose to two droppers full there is no improvement, or your baby seems to be getting worse, speak to your health visitor or doctor.
Do not give Infacol: If your baby is being treated for a thyroid disorder. Get advice from a doctor. Infacol might reduce the amount of medicine that is absorbed and weaken the effect of their treatment. If you think your baby might be allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients of Infacol.
Active Ingredient: Simeticone 40mg/ml. Other Ingredients: Saccharin Sodium, Hypromellose, Orange flavour, Methyl Hydroxybenzoate (E218), Propyl Hydroxybenzoate (E216) and Purified Water.