Neonatal Drug Therapy Manual


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Alternate Name(s): 
Original Date: 
February 2009
Revised Date: 
June 2010
  • For relief of intestinal gas and painful symptoms of gastric bloating
  • PO: administer after feeds; mix with water, infant formula or other liquid
  • 20 mg/dose QID
Side Effects: 
  • Usually well tolerated
Parameters to Monitor: 
  • Monitor for a decrease in symptoms such as crying, fussiness, and intestinal gas
  • Discontinue use if there is no improvement after about 48 hours
Reconstitution and Stability: 




  • Does not interfere with gastric secretions or nutrient absorption

-Lau E. (Editor). Drug Handbook and Formulary- The Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto: 2008-2009.

-Taketomo CK, Hodding JH, Kraus DM. Pediatric Dosage Handbook 15th Edition. Hudson: Lexi-Comp Inc.; 2009.

-Zenck KE, Sills JH, Koeppel RM. Neonatal Medications & Nutrition, 3rd edition. Santa Rosa, California; NICU INK Book Publishers, USA, 2003

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