Any mother will confirm that the birth of a child is perhaps the most joyful event in every family. However, parents often face such a problem as bloating in the newborn, which occurs between the ages of 2-3 weeks to 3-4 months. This manifestation is accompanied by severe pain, causing the baby to be capricious and disrupting sleep and nutrition. Therefore, mothers and fathers are interested in how to get rid of such symptoms, and the SAB Simplex drug for babies comes to the rescue. It removes gases from the body and relieves colic.
It is important to know that the accumulation of gases in the intestines occurs in almost every baby. Causes of colic may be accidental ingestion of air by the crumb during feeding or overeating, overloading the gastrointestinal tract that is not yet fully formed and leading to the activation of fermentation due to lack of enzymes. This contributes to the formation and accumulation of gas bubbles in the intestines, causing unpleasant sensations in the baby. Special means help to alleviate the condition, one of which is SAB Simplex.
The composition of the drug
The main active ingredient of SAB Simplex is Simethicone, which is a compound of dimethylsiloxane and silicon dioxide. This component of the drug is able to break large air bubbles into small ones, accelerating their excretion from the intestine. In addition to simethicone, the drug contains carbomer, hypromellose, citric acid, as well as other compounds.
It should be noted that all components are natural, however, before using the SAB Simplex preparation, it is recommended to study the composition – some components can provoke an allergy, which is a dangerous manifestation, especially for newborns.
Indications and contraindications to the use of the drug
SAB Simplex is one of the safest medicines for newborns due to its natural constituents. The drug acts quickly, even if many gases have accumulated in the intestines.
The main indications for its use are:
- Bloating in newborns. It is important to know that the drug is effective only with physiological accumulation of air in the intestine. Infectious and inflammatory processes with a similar symptom require other therapy.
- Before conducting studies of the organs of the gastrointestinal tract, such as radiography, ultrasound, gastroduodenoscopy.
- Surfactant poisoning treatment.
Due to its composition, the drug is easily tolerated by children, practically has no contraindications.
However, the instruction indicates that drops “SAB Simplex” for newborns can not be used in the following cases:
- Congenital bowel pathologies, manifested by obstruction.
- Individual intolerance to the individual constituent components.
- Diseases of the digestive tract, accompanied by obstruction, which violates peristalsis and intestinal patency.
Parents should remember that, despite the safety of the product, it is possible to give it in pieces only after consulting a pediatrician. It is also important to study the instructions for the use of SAB Simplex drops, the composition of the drug and possible side effects.
The mechanism of action of drops
Simethicone, which is part of the drug, enters the intestinal lumen, performs the function of the so-called antifoam. That is, the component destroys the accumulated gas bubbles, as if exploding them. Formed smaller accumulations of air do not linger in the intestines: they are able to quickly be removed from the digestive tract due to peristalsis. And this means that the use of the SAB Simplex preparation quickly eliminates colic, which is useful for both newborns and their parents.
How to take the drug?
Often, parents are interested in how to properly give SAB Simplex to newborns. Such questions are fully justified, because moms and dads worry about the health of their crumbs. Knowing some important points regarding the administration and dosages of the drug will help parents figure out how and how much to give the drug to the baby.
It is important to remember the following:
- For newborns, the dosage of SAB Simplex is usually 15 drops. You can give the remedy with a teaspoon immediately after feeding. It is also acceptable to add the drug to the bottle with the prepared mixture or ordinary water.
- The question of how often to give SAB Simplex to a newborn is decided by the pediatrician. Often, the drug is used twice a day: morning and evening. Babies suffering from frequent colic are advised to give SAB Simplex during each feeding, as this significantly reduces the likelihood of gas accumulation in the intestines. In this case, the dosage can be reduced to 10 drops.
- When breastfeeding, it is possible to give “SAB Simplex” to children both immediately before a meal, and immediately after it.
It is important to remember that before using the product you need to consult a doctor. The pediatrician will determine how many drops of SAB Simplex to give to the newborn, as well as the frequency of use.
How is the drug different from analogues?
Before giving SAB Simplex to a newborn, parents are interested in whether their child should take this particular drug. Indeed, at present, there are many analogues that eliminate colic (Beybikalm, Bobotik).
However, such a remedy for colic in newborns, such as SAB Simplex, has several advantages over others:
- Does not contain carbohydrates.
- It has a pleasant sweet taste.
- Does not enter into chemical bonds with other drugs.
- Virtually no contraindications and side effects.
This drug quickly acts on areas in which there has been an accumulation of gases. Therefore, “Sub-Simplex” can be safely given for colic. But if bloating is due to an infectious disease, the doctor should prescribe another remedy.
Could there be an allergy to the drug?
Instructions for use “SAB Simplex” for newborns indicate that the drug does not have side effects. Therefore, it is safe for young children. However, there are times when newborns are allergic to SAB Simplex. It develops due to individual intolerance by the body of the individual components.
Allergies to SAB Simplex can occur in the form of a rash, digestive upset, runny nose, tearing of the eyes, but there are more serious disorders. Therefore, children prone to responses should be given with caution.
Do not forget that colic is a temporary physiological manifestation that occurs in almost every baby. Parents should not panic when the baby has a bloating. It is necessary to consult a pediatrician who will prescribe SAB Simplex or another drug for colic to a newborn, determine how many times you can give drops and in what doses.