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Table 4 List of self-medicated medicines used to treat infantile colic

From: Self-medication for infants with colic in Lagos, Nigeria

Drugs Frequency
(n = 353)
Percentage
(%)
Herbal medicines 183 51.8
Nospamin® 125 35.4
Gripe water® 106 30.0
Bonababe® 19 5.4
Piccan® 7 2.0
Kidcare® 4 1.1
Teething powder® 4 1.1
'Gbomoro'® 3 0.8
Paracetamol 3 0.8
Ascorbic acid 3 0.8
Ampicillin/cloxacillin 3 0.8
  1. Multiple dugs used was observed here with an average drug used per patient of 1.3
  2. Nospamin®: Homatropine methylbromide (an anticholinergic).
  3. Gripe water®: Contains Terpeneless dill seed oil, sodium bicarbonate, ginger tincture and alcohol 0.221 ml.
  4. Bonababe®: Contains paracetamol, diphenhydramine and concentrated dill water.
  5. Piccan®: Contains paracetamol and diphenhydramine
  6. Kidcare®: contains chloroquine.
  7. Teething powder®: Contains tincture of matricaria and lactose.
  8. 'Gbomoro'®: Contains chloroquine.