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What makes infacol / colief work?

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There are many products we know by brand name alone. Here at Behind The Label we aim to uncover the generic product names, ingredients lists, and facsimiles (knock offs) of every popular brand, from baby medicines to fizzy drinks! So whether you want a cheap alternative or just to know about your favourite brands, bookmark us for posterity.



Popular brand names:

  • Infacol
  • Colief

Generic name: Infant gas/colic/wind relief oral suspension.

Active ingredient: Simethicone.

Can you make it?

Not really.


Vegetarian, no data on vegan or not.


No data.

Ethical concerns?

None found.

Health concerns?

None in small doses, but rare side effects include vomiting, mucus in feces, and, in some rare cases, increased wind. If a rash or other serious symptom develops go to emergency services.

Alternative brands:

  • Colic Calm
  • Equate
  • Major
  • Mylicon
  • sab simplex
  • Smart Sense

Are there store brands?

Yes, many pharmacies and some supermarkets stock their own brands, but look for ones with simethicone!

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