Children’s Parachoc

My child had 15mL of Parachoc yesterday and has still not had a bowel movement?

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As a stool softener/lubricant laxative, Parachoc will start to lubricate and soften the stools straight away but it won’t have the same immediate results as a stimulant laxative. Allow 3 to 4 days for the recommended dose to take effect. Adjust the dose up or down by 5mL increments according to the bowel movement type and frequency.

There is a strange oily/orange/yellow type substance in my child’s underwear/stools?

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This is excess oil leakage and is a normal occurrence that indicates that the dosage is too high. Reduce the dose by 5mL and wait 3-4 days to see the full effects of the dose before adjusting again if necessary.

Note: Adjust up or down in 5mL increments, each time waiting 3-4 days for full effects to be seen before adjusting again if required.

My child doesn’t like the taste, can I mix it with anything?

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Yes: Milk, Yoghurt (YOGO), Milo (room temp but not hot), add to ice cream.

The Parachoc is very thick and lumpy and will not pour very well?

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We recommend that customers shake well before each use. In colder conditions, the product can become very thick and so needs to be shaken even more (same is true if it has been stored in the fridge).

When I pour the Parachoc it seems to be 2 different colours/separated?

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The product contains 50% Liquid Paraffin which is an oil so the product needs to be shaken vigorously before use.

Is it ok for my child to lie down and watch TV within 2 hours of taking the Parachoc?

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No, we do not recommend lying down within 2 hrs of taking Parachoc.

What is the problem with lying down within 2hrs of taking Parachoc?

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There is an increased risk of aspiration (paraffin oil being regurgitated and inhaled into the lungs).

How will I know if my child has aspirated the product?

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They may have difficulty breathing but if you have any concerns or suspect it has occurred, it is best to call the Poisons Information line.

 

Is there a particular time I should give my child the Parachoc dosage / how many doses a day should I give them?

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As long as Parachoc is taken at least 2 hours prior to lying down or going to sleep, Parachoc can be taken at any time of the day.

Parachoc should be given in a once daily dosage.

Is this product nut and wheat free?

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This product is free from nuts and wheat.

Does Parachoc contain any animal ingredients?

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Parachoc does not contain animal or animal derived ingredients

How many grams of carbs are in a 10mL serve of Parachoc?

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In short, if we minus out the ingredients that are expected to have zero carbs, for example Water, Paraffin etc. and consider ingredients such as the flavours to be pure carbs;

10mL of Parachoc may contain up to 0.00006g carbs.

My child has just drank 100mL of Parachoc, is there any cause for concern?

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Should excess Parachoc be taken, all that is likely to happen is that there may be short-term diarrhoea. If you are concerned, please contact the Poisons Information Line on 131 126.

Why does the packaging state

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The Parachoc product and packaging is compliant with regulations. We have included the “Keep out of Reach of Children” statement as a piece of advice to parents as the Chocolate Vanilla flavour can be very appealing to some children.

 

Little Coughs

Is Little Coughs suitable for dry coughs?

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Little Coughs is for productive coughs “wet coughs – mucus producing”. Ivy Leaf is an expectorant (increases bronchial secretions which helps to thin and loosen mucus, making it easier to clear the chest of congestion (soothe the coughing) and also reduces throat and chest inflammation).

An expectorant is something that helps to loosen mucus so you can cough it up. It does this by increasing the water content of the mucus, thinning it out, and making your cough more productive.

Does Little Coughs contain lactose or artificial flavours?

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Little Coughs does not contain yeast, gluten, wheat, lactose, artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners. It does contain star anise oil which has a similar taste to fennel and liquorice.

Does Little Coughs contain honey?

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Little Coughs does not contain honey.

Does Little Coughs contain aspartame?

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Little Coughs does not contain aspartame.

How often should the medicine be administered?

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The dosage should not exceed the recommended dosage directed on the packaging.

Can Little Coughs be taken while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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The use of Ivy Leaf in Little Coughs is based on traditional medicine however, the use of Little Coughs has not been tested with pregnant women or women breastfeeding. Therefore, for this reason we cannot recommend the use of Ivy Leaf during pregnancy or breastfeeding. We recommend that you consult with your healthcare professional for further assistance.’ to ‘If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor or healthcare professional before use.

From what age can I give my child Little Coughs?

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Consult your doctor or healthcare professional before using in children under 2 years of age.

Does Little Coughs contain high amounts of potassium?

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No

Is Little Coughs suitable for vegans and vegetarians?

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Yes, there are no animal byproducts.

I gave my child more than the recommended dose. Is there any cause for concern?

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The most likely side effect that can be expected is due to the product containing sorbitol which can cause runny stools if Little Coughs is ingested in large amounts. Contact the Poisons Information Line if you are concerned or see your Healthcare Professional if you notice any other side effects.

 

 

Little Allergies

What is Little Allergies?

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Little Allergies is a fast-acting oral liquid that provides 12 hour relief from the symptoms of hayfever and other allergies including; sneezing, itchy skin, itchy and runny nose, itchy and watery eyes.

How long does it take to work?

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Little Allergies is fast acting.

From what age can I use Little Allergies?

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Little Allergies can be used from 1 year of age. The dosage for Little Allergies can be given using the measuring device provided, so you can feel confident you are giving the correct dose for your child.

For children under 2 years of age, seek the advice of a doctor or pharmacist before use.

What flavour is Little Allergies?

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Pineapple and orange

Does Little Allergies contains contain gluten?

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Little Allergies is gluten free.

Does Little Allergies contains contain sugar?

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Little Allergies is sugar free.

Does Little Allergies contains contain artificial colours?

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Little Allergies is colour free.

Will Little Allergies for Children keep my child awake at night?

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Little Allergies for Children does not contain any stimulants and will therefore not keep your child awake at night. It can be used at night and during the day.

The dosage instructions says to dose twice daily. How many hours apart would this be?

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Adults and children over 6 years of age dose should be a minimum of 12 hours apart. Children under 6 years of age dose should be a minimum 6 hours apart.

 

Little Eyes

Is this product suitable to use while wearing contacts?

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Yes

Can I use this product if I have blepharitis?

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Eye infections such as conjunctivitis, blepharitis or a stye often result in uncomfortable ocular secretions, scales and eyelid crusting. Little Eyes are ideal for gently cleaning away the crusting and sticky residue from your eyes and between you eyelashes.

The wipes can also be used as a hot or cold compress

(Note: Little Eyes Wipes is not a treatment for conjunctivitis. Customers should seek medical advice from a health care practitioner)

How do I use the wipe as a hot compress?

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Place the entire sachet in a cup of hot water for a few minutes, remove the sachet from the water, tear it open and unfold the wipe.

Are the Little Eyes Wipes tested on animals?

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Little Eyes Wipes are not tested on animals.

When does a baby start producing tears?

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Between 1-3 months. Use Little Eyes to help clean your baby’s eyes as it can take up to 1-3 months before they produce tears and also for blocked tear ducts as tear ducts may take up to 6 months to fully develop.