- sodium hydrogen carbonate
- terpeneless dill seed oil
GSL: General Sales Licence
This information is intended for use by health professionals
Woodward's Gripe Water - Alcohol Free & Sugar Free
Terpeneless Dill Seed Oil 2.3mg/5ml
Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate 52.5mg/5ml
Sodium ethyl p-hydroxybenzoate (E215)
Sodium propyl p-hydroxybenzoate (E217)
Sodium methyl p-hydroxybenzoate (E219)
For a full list of excipients see 6.1.
For the symptomatic relief of distress associated with wind in infants up to one year old.
For oral use
Adults & the Elderly: Not applicable
1 - 6 months old
One 5ml spoonful
6 - 12 months old
Two 5ml spoonsful
Under one month old
Not to be used
These doses may be given during or after each feed or up to six times in 24 hours.
Should not be used where impaired kidney function or hypersensitivity to hydroxybenzoates exists.
If symptoms persist, medical advice should be sought.
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
Patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance should not take this medicine.
Label must include equivalent sentences of:
This medicinal product contains 1.4mmol (or 32.2mg) sodium per dose. To be taken into consideration by patients on a controlled sodium diet.
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
This medicine contains hydroxybenzoate derivatives (E215, E217 and E219) which may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed).
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
Symptoms following overdose are rare and are generally due to the effects of sodium hydrogen carbonate. These may include diarrhoea, metabolic alkalosis and hypernatraemia. In the event of severe overdosing, medical advice should be sought immediately.
Symptoms of hypernatraemia may include drowsiness and irritability, pyrexia and tachypnoea. In more severe instances of acute sodium overload, signs of dehydration and convulsions may occur.
The treatment of hypernatraemia includes repair of any dehydration present and gradual reduction of the plasma sodium. The alkalosis, if present, will respond usually to the treatment of hypernatraemia. At all times intensive monitoring of the electrolytes, and patients circulatory and central nervous system are necessary.
Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate has a well-established antacid action. Dill Seed Oil is a widely used aromatic carminative especially for use in the treatment of flatulence in children.
Nipasept (Sodium Methyl Parahydroxybenzoate, Sodium Ethyl Parahydroxybenzoate, Sodium Propyl Parahydroxybenzoate)
18 months unopened
14 days after opening
Do not store above 25°C
Clear, soda-lime-silica Type III pharmaceutical grade glass bottle with an expanded polyethylene wadded cap containing 150ml of product.
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0333 2005 345
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