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Can calpol cause colic?

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ThaliaPS Tue 06-Feb-18 20:20:54

Hello,

My little boy had his first vaccinations today. As advised we gave him calpol and 4 hrs after the first dose he had really bad tummy ache, arches his back and can't burp, like having a colic.
Is it normal? Did anyone had the same? Any alternatives to calpol that we can use? He is 8 weeks.
Thank you!

dementedpixie Tue 06-Feb-18 20:39:21

He can't really have anything else at that age, sorry

maddy236 Thu 08-Feb-18 22:19:54

If he is allergic to cows milk protein, calpol has a substance in it (sorbital i think) that is similar and can cause this reaction. Own brand ones are usually okay. Hope that helps.

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