Is Carobel like Gaviscon?

Is Carobel like Gaviscon?

Carobel isn’t an antacid, just a thickener. Its given to keep the feed down, the gaviscon is given so that anything that does come back doesn’t hurt. You need to push for a prescription for a special formula like neocate. We had this and thickened it with carobel for our daughter.

Can you use infant Gaviscon with anti reflux?

Gaviscon Infant comes in a powder sachet, which is mixed with water and given to your child during or after breastfeeding. You can also mix it with milk (for mums with babies using formula).

Is Infant Gaviscon a thickener?

It should not be used with thickening agents or infant milk preparations containing a thickening agent, as this could lead to over-thickening of the stomach contents. The mode of action of Gaviscon InfantĀ® is physical, resulting in a thickening of the gastric contents.

Is Gaviscon a prokinetic?

We compared the efficacy of the prokinetic agent cisapride with that of Gaviscon (an alginate/alkaline compound) plus Carobel (carob seed flour) in the treatment of gastrooesophageal reflux (GOR).

Can I use Carobel and Gaviscon together?

Infant Gaviscon and Carobel should NEVER be used together as they can thicken formula too much and become a choking risk.

Is Carobel an antacid?

Calcium carbonate is also used as an antacid to relieve heartburn, acid indigestion, and upset stomach. This may make this ingredient sound great for a baby that has reflux, when most parents are told that it’s the acid in the stomach that is the cause of the symptoms.

Do you give infant Gaviscon with every feed?

For breast fed infants give Gaviscon Infant part way through each feed or meal using a spoon or feeding bottle. For all other infants give Gaviscon Infant at the end of each meal using a spoon, or feeding bottle. Treatment should not be administered more than six times in any 24 hour period.

How do you give Carobel to a breastfed baby?

Remember to add Carobel to every bottle feed. The Carobel should be added to the milk once it has been cooled or hand warm. Give from a sterilised teaspoon, syringe, open cup or bottle before each breastfeed (up to a maximum of 8 times daily). If no EBM is available, then cool boiled water can be used instead.

Is Carobel safe for babies?

Cow & Gate Instant Carobel is a gelling or thickening agent that can be used for both breastfed and bottle-fed infants. It’s a food for special medical purposes for the dietary management of habitual and recurrent vomiting and rumination. Suitable for full term infants, children and adults.

Is Gaviscon better than PPI?

Conclusions: GavisconĀ® Advance alone is effective in treating symptoms of LPR, while co-prescription with a high-dose PPI offers no additional benefit.

Does Carobel help acid reflux?

It is recommended that the Carobel is introduced slowly to see how much is needed to settle the reflux. As the feed becomes thicker, a faster flow or variable flow teat may be required. Always use the smallest amount of Carobel needed to help with reflux symptoms. Carobel can occasionally cause gut upset in babies.