Directions

ColicCalm, NZ

Tummy Calm Directions (How to Use Tummy Calm)

Directions:

Weight                                       Dose
Under  9 KG (20 lbs.)    1/4 teaspoon (1.25 mL)
Over    9KG  (20 lbs.)    1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL)

  • Remove outer seal imprinted with Tummy Calm logo from the glass bottle and protective wrap on the oral dispenser.
  • When symptoms occur, fill enclosed oral dispenser up to indicated dose level and dispense liquid slowly, drop-by-drop into the mouth, between cheek and gums.
  • If needed, repeat every 60 minutes for up to 3 doses, or as directed by a physician.
  • Do not exceed 4 full doses in 24 hours.
  • Recap glass bottle and clean oral dispenser.
  • Discard 8 weeks after opening.

Other Information:

  • Please note: Sleep may follow naturally after relief.
  • Store at room temperature, out of direct sunlight.

Warnings:

  • Do not use if outer seal imprinted with Tummy Calm logo on glass bottle or protective wrap on the oral dispenser is broken or missing.
  • Stop use and consult a doctor if symptoms last more than 7 days (no improvement from Tummy Calm) or inflammation, fever or infection occurs.
  • As with all medications, it is important to ensure that your child's medical professional is aware of the use of this product.
  • Because the product is black, a temporary, harmless, darkening of the stool may occur.
  • May stain fabric; protect clothing and furniture.

What are the directions for use?

At the first signs of digestive discomfort, shake glass bottle to obtain a
uniform dark mixture.  Fill enclosed oral dispenser and dispense liquid slowly, drop-by-drop, into the mouth, between cheek and gums. Do not dispense faster than baby can comfortably swallow. 

If needed, repeat once every 60 minutes for up to 3 doses, or as directed by a physician. 

Do not exceed the equivalent of 4 full doses for the appropriate weight category per day. 

Try not to give Tummy Calm immediately after feeding if baby's stomach is full, as spit up may occur from the added pressure.

Additional tip for toddlers & up: Tummy Calm may also be mixed with water, juice, cereal or other age-appropriate food/drink. Most children enjoy the sweet non-herbal taste, which blends especially well with juice. Dark juices and opaque sippy cups work well if Tummy Calm's dark colour is an issue.

Carefully recap bottle, clean oral dispenser and let air-dry after each use.

What if my baby spits up Tummy Calm?

Some spitting up is normal. One factor is temperature. Some babies’ stomachs are sensitive to cooler liquids, so Tummy Calm  at room temperature could be unsettling.  Tummy Calm  may be added to a small amount (1 or 2 ounces) of warmed formula or pumped breast milk to raise the temperature and change the taste and texture back to something familiar. Every baby is different, so a little trial and error is sometimes needed. It is best to avoid giving Tummy Calm immediately after feeding if baby’s stomach is full, as spit-up may occur from the added pressure.

Can my baby take other medications while using Tummy Calm?

As with all medications, it is important to ensure that your doctor is aware of the use of this product. Always check with your doctor if your baby is taking other medications or has been treated for health concerns.  If other medications are being used, allow a two-hour window between the other medication and Tummy Calm,  so that the effects of the other medication are not lessened.

 

Does Tummy Calm have any side effects?

There are no known contraindications to any of the active ingredients in Tummy Calm. However, it is always advised that you check with your doctor before introducing any product.

You may notice a temporary, harmless, darkening of the stool. This occurs because Tummy Calm uses a form of carbon called Carbo Vegetabilis (vegetable charcoal).  This pure, naturally-derived, non-carcinogenic vegetable charcoal makes Tummy Calm  black in colour.  Vegetable charcoal does not enter the bloodstream, and passes out of the body naturally and easily, along with the gas and toxins it has collected on its journey through the digestive tract.

What is the best way to get out stains?

Tummy Calm’s rich dark colour is as Mother Nature intended, without any "pretty" colouring to alter its purity and efficacy. While the microfine particles of vegetable charcoal do not contain any dye, they can get lodged in fabrics and may require gentle manipulation to loosen. This is why we have included a stain warning on the bottle and box.

We find that stains lift out easily with most spray stain removers. It is best to treat stains promptly. For stubborn stains, try pre-spotting with dishwashing liquid before washing. Many parents keep bibs and rags handy, so that stain removal doesn’t become an issue.

Can Tummy Calm be used for anything other than gas (wind)?

Yes. Tummy Calm is helpful in easing pain associated with stomach upset that often accompanies teething.
Many toddlers and older children benefit from stomach ache relief with Tummy Calm. Tummy Calm can also provide relief for flatulence and bloating from gas. In addition, a great number of parents swear by Tummy Calm for effective treatment of hiccups.

How long should each bottle last?

Each bottle contains (47) ¼ teaspoon (1.25 ml) doses for babies under 9 kg or (24) ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) doses for those over 9 kg. Some children require more doses than others, depending on the frequency of their symptoms. Discard bottle within 8 weeks after opening.

How do I store Tummy Calm?

This product should be stored at room temperature, out of direct sunlight. Because there is no need for refrigeration, Tummy Calm is also ideal for travelling away from home.

Why does my baby sleep soundly and longer after taking Tummy Calm?

Peaceful sleep often follows naturally after relief. There are no narcotic, sedative or habit-forming ingredients in Tummy Calm.

Homeopathy and Dilutions

The homeopathic ingredients in Tummy Calm are diluted either to 1X or 3X potency. A 1X dilution is obtained by mixing 1 part of the medicinal ingredient with 9 parts of a neutral diluting agent then vigorously shaking the solution (succussion). The 3X is obtained by repeating this dilution and succussion process 3 times. Eight of the nine active ingredients in Tummy Calm operate according to homeopathic principles at a 3X potency, 1 part per 1,000, or 0.1%. This level of dilution is found in some non-homeopathic pharmaceuticals in use today. Drugs such as, Ergocalciferol, are much more diluted than 1 part per 1000.

Unlike most drugs, homeopathic products are not subject to pre-market
approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not reviewed by the FDA.

Activated Charcoal

Tummy Calm derives its rich black colour from Carbo Vegetabilis 1X (also known as activated charcoal or medicinal carbon). A 1X dilution is a dilution of one part per 10. The activated charcoal in Tummy Calm is prepared according to HPUS methods. Charcoal has been used safely in medicinal applications for thousands of years.

The activated charcoal in Tummy Calm relieves the bloating and abdominal discomfort attributable to gaseousness in colicky babies. Charcoal's efficacy in adsorbing gases and toxins in the digestive system has been established in several studies and medical texts including:

  1. "Activated charcoal also significantly reduced the number of volunteers having abdominal symptoms and the symptom score.
    Our data clearly indicates that activated charcoal is an effective anti-gas medication. Simethicone, also commonly prescribed for
    gaseousness, was not found to be effective."- Activated Charcoal,
    Simethicone, and Intestinal Gas: A Double-Blind Study by Naresh K. Jain, M.D., Vijay P. Patel, M.D., and C. S. Pitchumoni, M.D.
  2. "These experiments showed that orally administered activated charcoal was effective in preventing the large increase in the number of flatus events and increased breath hydrogen concentrations that normally occur following a gas-producing meal."- Effects of Orally Administered Activated Charcoal on Intestinal Gas by R.J. Hall, E.
    Thompson, and A. Strother.

iii. "Symptoms of bloating and abdominal cramps attributable to gaseousness were also significantly reduced in both groups by
activated charcoal." - Efficacy of Activated Charcoal in Reducing
Intestinal Gas: a Double - Blind Clinical Trial by Jain NK, M.D., Patel VP, M.D., Pitchumoni CS, M.D.

  1. "The use of activated charcoal for adsorbing intestinal gas has been effective in healthy subjects"– Gastrointestinal Gas. Fardy J,
    Sullivan S.
  2. "Activated charcoal or prokinetic agents also can be effective options in some patients for intestinal gas."- Intestinal Gas by Fink RN, Lembo AJ.
  3. "The improvement was still evident 2 months after the end of treatment."- Efficacy of an activated charcoal/simethicone combination in dyspeptic syndrome: results of a randomized prospective study in general practice. Lecuyer M, Cousin T, Monnot MN, Coffin B.

Each dose of Tummy Calm contains amounts of activated charcoal corresponding to the amounts used in these efficacy studies, adjusting for the size of the baby.

  1. "a child's drug dose may be weight (in kg) times 2% of an adult dose"- Calculation of drug dosage and body surface area of children.
    J A Lack and M E Stuart-Taylor

Does Tummy Calm work?

While no product can claim to work for everyone, Tummy Calm does have an impressive track record. Visit our website www.coliccalm.com/video/ to view "Seeing is Believing" videos of parents using our products with immediate results. Also, check out hundreds of five-star reviews on amazon.com and read "One Mom's Story" customer interviews at journal.coliccalm.com.

* These statements are based upon traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

** All active ingredients are derived from natural sources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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