What is Neopeptine® used for?
Neopeptine® is commonly used for the treatment of:
- Flatulent and fermentative dyspepsia
- Poor digestion
- Post-meal abdominal distension
- Loosening stool in infants and children
- Malnutrition in children
- Vomiting in sucking infants
How should I take Neopeptine®?
Administer after meals or lactation. It may also be directly administered to mouth or mixed with children’s milk, drinking water or food.
How do I store Neopeptine®?
Neopeptine® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Neopeptine® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Neopeptine® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Neopeptine® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Neopeptine®?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Neopeptine® or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
Excessive doses may cause nausea, abdominal cramps or diarrhea. Extremely high doses have been associated with hyperuricosuria and hyperuricemia. Individuals with previous hypersensitivity to any of the components of Neopeptine® capsule. Inform the physician of unwanted effects after administering.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Neopeptine® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Neopeptine®.
What side effects can occur from Neopeptine®?
Some side effects may occur:
- Allergic reactions
- Gastrointestinal disturbances (when using in high dose)
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Neopeptine®?
Neopeptine® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with Neopeptine®?
Neopeptine® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Neopeptine®?
Neopeptine® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
These health conditions are:
- Acute pancreatitis
- Chronic diseases of pancreas
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Neopeptine®.
What is the dose of Neopeptine® for an adult?
Liquid: The recommended dose is 5 mL twice daily.
What is the dose of Neopeptine® for a child?
The recommended dose is one cap twice daily after each meal.
Children >1 year: The recommended dose is 5 mL daily in 2 divided doses.
Infants <1 year: The recommended dose is 0.5 mL (about 12 drops) daily in single or 2 divided doses.
Neopeptine® Liquid can be mixed with a little water and taken after each meal.
Children >1 year: The recommended dose is 0.5 mL (about 12 drops), 2-3 times/day.
Infants <1 year: The recommended dose is 0.5 mL (about 12 drops) daily in single or in 2 divided doses.
How is Neopeptine® available?
Neopeptine® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Neopeptine® Cap 10 x 10’s
- Neopeptine® Liquid 60 mL, 100 Ml
- Neopeptine® Drops 15 Ml
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Neopeptine®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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