WOODWARD'S® CELEBRATED GRIPE WATER

WOODWARD’S® CELEBRATED GRIPE WATER

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GRIPE WATER

Classification: Acid neutralizers and Carminative

Indications

To comfort infants with gripes

Contraindications

It is generally recommended that sodium bicarbonate should not be administered to patients with metabolic or respiratory alkalosis, hypocalcaemia or hypochlorhydria.

Warnings

Do not administer more than the recommended dose of this product, except under the advice and supervision of a doctor. Consult your doctor if there is no improvement after 24 hours.

Dosage and directions for use

New born (0-1 month): half a teaspoon (2.5 ml)

1-6 months old: 1 teaspoon (5 ml)

6-24 months old: 2 teaspoons (10 ml)

2 years and over: 2-3 teaspoons (10-15 ml)

These dosages may be given as needed during or after each feeding or up to eight times in 24 hours. If symptoms persist consult your doctor. Shake well before use

Side effects and special precautions

Side effects of sodium bicarbonate: can cause stomach cramps and flatulence.

Special precautions: use with care in patients with renal failure. May interfere the absorption of other medicines given concomitantly. Alkalisation of the urine by sodium bicarbonate leads to increased renal clearance of acidic drugs.

Overdosage

Overdosage may result in hypernatraemia and systemic alkalosis with the following signs and symptoms: restlessness, thirst, pyrexia oliguria hypotension, hyperpnoea and fluid retention.

Treatment consists mainly of appropriate correction of fluid and electrolyte balance.

Further treatment is symptomatic.

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