Neopeptine - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Neopeptine: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Neopeptine?

Neopeptine is a pain-relieving and antispasmodic drug used to treat digestive disturbances like bloating and constipation. For newborns, doctors may recommend Neopeptine drops to reduce gas, colic pain, etc. Its carminative (flatulence-relieving) property reduces stomach-related issues in infants. It improves nutrient absorption by stimulating the production and secretion of gastric juices.
Neopeptine is composed of enzymes that suit infants stomachs. The papain enzyme increases proteolytic enzymes and assists in breaking down proteins into smaller fragments called peptides and amino acids. Doctors also prescribe it to treat peptic ulcers and chronic functional bowel disease.

What are the uses of Neopeptine?

  • Neopeptine is mainly used in reducing constipation, gas, colic pain, stomach distension, indigestion, heartburn, and anorexia in newborns and infants.
  • It treats stomach pain and minimizes gas production. Its pain-relieving property helps persistent stomach pain due to digestive issues in infants.
  • The enzymes in Neopeptine, like alpha-amylase and papain, break complex food particles into nutrients that can be absorbed easily.
  • Neopeptine can treat flatulence issues, indigestion, fermentative dyspepsia, heartburn, and bloating after meals.
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What are the side effects of Neopeptine?

The potential side effects of Neopeptine are mainly physiological. These depend on individual cases. While this is not an exhaustive list, these are some common side effects of Neopeptine:

  • Throat irritation.
  • Perforation of the esophagus.
  • Stomach Irritation.
  • Rashes.
  • Itching.
  • Swelling.
  • Breathing difficulties.
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding.

If you or your infant experience any of these adverse symptoms, especially persistently, stop the course and call your doctor. They may alter the dosage or the medication based on your symptoms.

What is Neopeptine

Uses of Neopeptine

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Frequently Asked Questions about Neopeptine

1. Can Neopeptine be given to infants daily?

Yes, Neopeptine can be given daily to infants to relieve digestive issues and stomach pain. Infants can easily consume this light medication. The papain and alpha-amylase aid their developing systems in the complicated digestive process. Follow your doctor's prescription to know the dosage and frequency of administering Neopeptine.

2. Is Neopeptine safe for infants?

Yes, Neopeptine contains carminative enzymes that are light, gentle, and safe on infants?stomachs and stomach lining. It naturally relaxes gut muscles and reduces typical stomach-related issues, making infants less cranky and uncomfortable. Alpha-amylase breaks complex food molecules into easily digestible nutrients, improving digestion effectively.

3. When to give Neopeptine drops?

If your doctor has recommended this medication, use it exactly as prescribed. Otherwise, follow the package instructions. Neopeptine drops are usually consumed orally, usually after meals and before going to bed. They are administered in doses of 0.5ml to 12 drops daily for youngsters. In case you have additional concerns, always consult your doctor, pharmacist, or the experts at Yashoda Hospitals.

4. When should Neopeptine be taken?

Neopeptine drops should be taken only in cases of stomach and digestive disturbances like constipation, flatulence, stomach distension, irregular bowel movements, etc. Administer the dosage per the directions given by a trusted medical practitioner. Usually, it should be given after meals and before going to bed. Contact us if you have queries regarding appropriate dosage and frequency.

5. Is Neopeptine for loose motion?

Yes, Neopeptine can be effective in treating conditions like constipation, mild diarrhea, and intestinal gas in infants. Its antispasmodic and pain-relieving properties fasten the process of relief in infants. However, where infants are concerned, we suggest you first speak to a trusted medical practitioner for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

6. Does Neopeptine cause drowsiness?

No. While Neopeptine drops have pain-relieving properties, they simultaneously have adverse effects if overdosed. The side effects of Neopeptine usually cause dizziness, stomach irritation, throat infection, swelling, rashes, and esophageal perforation. If the above conditions persist, immediately seek medical attention.

7. Is Neopeptine a probiotic?

No. Neopeptine contains natural enzymes that help to cure gut-related problems in infants. In comparison, Probiotics substitute beneficial microbes required for gut health and safe functioning of the digestive system. The enzymes in Neopeptine help break complex food particles into smaller ones so that absorption in the gut area is effective.

8. Can I use Colimex DF drops and Neopeptine drops together?

No, both have different uses. Colimex DF is used to treat stomach pain and cramps, whereas Neopeptine is used to treat stomach and gut-related issues like gas, constipation, and bloating issues. For further queries, reach out to our experts at Yashoda Hospital. Seeking proper medical advice can bring clarity about what the patient needs.

9. Can we feed after Neopeptine?

Yes. Kindly inform your doctor or pharmacist of your breastfeeding infant. If you are taking Neopeptine, try feeding your baby right before taking it to decrease the quantity transferred into your breast milk. A gap between feeding and Neopeptine drop dosage provides a safe and fast action on stomach pain. It is safe to feed after giving Neopeptine drops, provided there is a time gap.

10. How much Neopeptine for a 2-months old baby?

Neopeptine comes as a liquid and is meant to be diluted in 100ml of water. As your infant digestive system is still quite sensitive, take sufficient precautions administering Neopeptine. The correct dosage will significantly benefit, whereas overuse might irritate their stomach lining. The right amount to dilute is 2-5 drops for every 2-3 pounds of weight of the child.



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