Colicaid EZ, is it safe? Uses, side-effects, dosage

What is Colicaid EZ ?

Colicaid EZ is the branded medicine, which is prescribed for the treatment of Flatulence , abdominal swelling and gastrointestinal problems in children . This medicine is available as oral drops and is manufactured and marketed by Meyer Organics Private Limited. Each bottle contains 15 ml medicine.

  1. What is the generic name(s)?
  2. How does it work ?
  3. What are it’s uses ?
  4. How effective is this medicine ?
  5. What are the Side Effects ?
  6. Is this medicine addictive?
  7. What if I miss the dose of this medicine ?
  8. Can I travel after taking this medicine ?
  9. Can this medicine be taken on an empty stomach?
  10. What is the Dosage ?
  11. What are the precautions I need to take ?
  12. Can this medicine be given to infants ?
  13. Is Colicaid EZ available as an over the counter (OTC) product?
  14. Frequently asked questions
  15. Reference
Colicaid EZ - uses, side-effects, dosage

Colicaid EZ – uses, side-effects, dosage

What is the generic name (s)?

The active ingredient or generic chemicals and there composition in each 5 ml drop of this medicine are listed below:

  • Diastase         ———– 5 mg
  • Pepsin            ———– 33.33 mg
  • Simethicone  ———– 40 mg

How does it work ?

Diastase in a pro-digestive enzyme, it is produced naturally in body. It helps in breaking down the carbohydrates in to smaller particles. It also helps in proper absorption of nutrients in the intestine.

Pepsin is a natural enzyme. Pepsin helps in breaking down the protein present in the food and makes them easy to digest.

Simethicone is an anti-foaming agent. It works by reducing the surface tension of gas bubbles formed in the stomach. It breaks small bubbles and force them to combine and form a large bubble which can be easily passed through bowel movements. Simethicone does not get’s absorbed by the intestines and it is passed through stool.

What are it’s uses ?

Colicaid EZ drops can be administered in prevention, control and treatment of following diseases and conditions:

  • Hiccups
  • Infant colic
  • Painful abdominal pressure
  • Spasmodic attacks
  • Milk production in nursing mothers
  • Swelling in the abdomen
  • Minor skin irritation
  • Breast congestion
  • Calming the nerves
  • Healing wounds
  • Indigestion

How effective is this medicine ?

This medicine is very effective for all the conditions mentioned above. It has to be taken in the correct dosage, frequency and for the right period/ duration of time. Please consult with a doctor or a qualified health expert for the correct diagnosis of the problem.

What are the Side Effects ?

Some of the commonly reported side-effects of Colicaid medication are listed below:

  • Skin irritation
  • Acute toxicity
  • Dark or black stool
  • Dermatitis
  • Hallucinations
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Poison hemlock
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Painful urination
  • Photo allergy, sensitivity to sun

If you experience any of these side effects, Inform your doctor immediately . This list is not a comprehensive list of all the possible side effects of this drug.
Consult your doctor immediately if you develop any other medical conditions while using this medicine.

Is Colicaid EZ addictive?

Habit forming tendencies for this medicine has not been reported. Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction. Government  also categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Finally,  do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without taking the advice of a doctor.

What if I miss the dose of Colicaid EZ ?

Use the missed dose as soon as you notice. If the time is already close to the next dose,  skip the missed dose and continue your dosing schedule. Do not use overdose to make up the missed dose as it may cause serious side effects.  If you are routinely missing the  doses, try to use an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss modifications in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses.

Can I travel after taking  Colicaid EZ ?

Irrespective of side effects, it is better to avoid travelling when your not well. This medicine may cause skin irritation and constipation as side effects. One should not travel if using the medicine that makes drowsy. Please check for these conditions on your body while using this medicine. Consult your paediatrician to discuss about your travel plans.

Can Colicaid EZ be taken on an empty stomach ?

This medicine can  be taken on empty stomach. Please follow your doctor’s advice on how you to use this medicine.

What is the Dosage ?

The commonly prescribed dosage for Colicaid drops is up to 2 ml, twice day for children below  years of age. The dosage for this medicine may vary with the patient’s age and the problem for which it is being administered.

Please consult with doctor to know about the correct dosage for the speedy recovery of the patient.

Drops - Dosage

Drops – Dosage

What are the precautions I need to take ?

While taking Colicaid drops, following precautions should be taken :

  • This medicine is to be administered orally.
  • Avoid contact with eyes, ears and nose.
  • Tell your doctor if you are suffering from any Bleeding disorders
  • Caution advised in the patient had undergone any surgeries recently
  • Ask a doctor about the required dosage and frequency for this medicine
  • Take full course of treatment
  • Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine or any of their excipients
  • Do not take this medicinal product after the expiry date stated on the carton package
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking any medicine

Can this medicine be given to infants ?

Yes, this medicine can be given to  infants under observation of a qualified pediatrician.
Consult a pediatrician about the dosage and therapeutic requirements before using this medicine for children and infants.

colicaid EZ

colicaid EZ

Is Colicaid EZ available as an over the counter (OTC) product?

No, this medicine is not available as an over the counter or an OTC product. It is a prescription medicine, which is to be prescribed by a qualified doctor only. Please consult with the doctor regarding correct dosage, timing and duration of use of this medicine. Please do not self-medicate yourself with this medicine.

Frequently asked questions

Can This drops be given to elderly people ?
Yes, a regulated dose of colicaid can be given to elderly people. Take precaution while administering this medication on elderly people because side-effects are more likely to occur.

Can I take Colicaid syrup instead of drops ?
The concentration and composition of active ingredients may vary in syrup and drops. For the proper diagnosis and correct treatment and dosage of medicine, consult a healthcare expert first. In some cases you can take syrup instead of drops if you are not able to find the prescribed medicine in the market.

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