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OTC treatment of colic and infant pain

Colic is a distressing condition for babies and parents alike, although the causes remain unknown. Alan Nathan explains how OTC medicines can be used to ease symptoms

This module is about current OTC treatment recommendations for colic and infant pain.



To improve your knowledge of OTC treatments for colic and infant pain and know when to refer.


After completing this module you should:

  • Be familiar with OTC treatments for colic and infant pain and what they contain
  • Be confident recommending these products and advising mothers on the treatment of colic and infant pain.


Alan Nathan is a pharmacy writer and consultant.

About this module

Once you have completed this module, record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.


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