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Gastrokind® for STOMACH PROBLEMS

Gastrokind® is a homeopathic complex medicine for the relief of functional gastrointestinal problems in children of early age.

Common treatments for functional gastrointestinal problems include prescription medication which can come with side-effects. Gastrokind® gives you a safe and gentle alternative by helping ease your child’s symptoms, and making their tummy troubles go away.

Give Gastrokind® 1 up to six times a day when symptoms first appear, and then reduce the dose to four times a day when symptoms improve.

The dissolve-in-the-mouth tablets make it easy to give Gastrokind®, as there is no need to swallow. You can either put a tablet directly in your child’s mouth, or alternatively, dissolve a tablet in a little bit of water on a small (plastic) spoon, if preferred.

Gastrokind® helps ease tummy problems safely, gently & effectively.

1) in children from one year onwards

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Active Ingredients

Arsenicum album D6

  • Therapeutic action / characteristics:
  • acute gastroenteritis (diarrhoea and vomiting, burning pain)
  • great restlessness, anxiety and fear

Croton tiglium D6

  • Therapeutic action / characteristics:
  • diarrhoea with very sudden, watery, profuse, violent and noisy stools, excoriating the anus

Okoubaka D4

  • Therapeutic action / characteristics:
  • treatment of food intoxications
  • prevention of travellers' diarrhoea

Veratrum album D12

  • Therapeutic action / characteristics:
  • very acute gastrointestinal disorders with diarrhoea and vomiting and with cold sweat on the forehead

How seriously should you take your child’s tummy ache?

Tummy ache often occurs when there are changes going on in your child’s life – such as new foods, new routines, or even a growth spurt. You won’t normally worry as it is a very common childhood symptom. But if it happens regularly or there are other symptoms like nausea or tummy upsets, you will want to do your best to help. One approach is to use Gastrokind® to ease symptoms and bring back the smiles.

Changes in diet, circumstances & the environment can trigger tummy troubles

Children of all ages can – from time to time – suffer from tummy problems with no specific cause such as an infection or disease. Instead, problems might be linked to the body’s natural development, or to events in the home or daily life. Starting nursery school or meeting new people can trigger symptoms.

Sometimes, it may be dietary changes that are responsible, such as weaning onto solids, or experiencing new foods. Symptoms in infants may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach pain. For toddlers, symptoms might be more vague: ‘my tummy hurts’ or ‘I feel sick’.

Common symptoms of FGIDs1
Upper GI tract (i.e. oesophagus, stomach, duodenum)

  • nausea
  • burping, retching, regurgitation
  • rumination
  • vomiting
  • heartburn
  • food refusal

Lower GI tract (i.e. most of small intestine, large intestine)

  • non-specific abdominal pain
  • stool consistency problems
  • faecal soiling / incontinence

Gastrointestinal disorders: Red Flag Symptoms

Further investigation is required when any of the following symptoms are present (‘red flag symptoms’):

  • pain that wakes the child from sleep
  • persistent pain located in the right upper or right lower quadrant
  • colicky pain, coming in waves, accompanied with cold sweat
  • excessive vomiting (yellow-greenish-coloured and/or bloody)
  • persistent and especially nocturnal diarrhoea
  • streaks of blood in stool
  • no weight gain or involuntary and marked weight loss (more than 10%)
  • deceleration of linear growth
  • unexplained fever

Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs): Possible Treatments

Behavioural

  • Behavioural interventions:
  • Education and explanation of pain experience as well as reassurance after confident diagnosis of the FGID by the physician
  • Acquisition of stress management techniques (i.e. reducing pain-induced tension and increasing a relaxed state via progressive relaxation, autogenic training etc.)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (i.e. developing strategies to improve dealing with symptoms)
  • Offering distractions to the child, especially for the management of acute pain

Dietary

  • Dietary interventions:
  • Low lactose / fructose diet in presence of documented intolerance
  • Fiber supplementation and osmotic laxative if constipation symptoms are prevalent

Pharmaceutical

  • Pharmaceutical interventions:
  • Symptomatic drugs such as antispasmodics, antidiarrhoeal or laxative agents
  • Low-dose antidepressants or SSRIs (CAVE: effectiveness well documented in adults with FGID, in children not recommended in general due to possible side-effects)
  • Probiotics

Naturopathic

  • Naturopathic interventions:
  • Phytotherapy
  • Chiropractic treatments
  • Homeopathic medicines such as e.g. Gastrokind®

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please find some useful answers to your questions as follows:

What is Gastrokind® used for?

Gastrokind® is indicated for the treatment of gastrointestinal functional disorders in children of early age resulting in nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain. These complaints might be caused by changes in nutrition such as:

  • introduction of solid food (e.g. vegetables, fruits, meat)
  • start with delivered meals in nurseries and school
  • consumption of unfamiliar food while travelling

What are typical symptoms of gastrointestinal functional disorders?

  • nausea
  • burping, retching, regurgitation
  • rumination
  • vomiting
  • heartburn
  • food refusal
  • non-specific abdominal pain
  • stool consistency problems
  • faecal soiling / incontinence

What symptoms could point for a more serious disorder?

  • pain that wakes the child from sleep
  • persistent pain located in the right upper or right lower quadrant
  • colicky pain, coming in waves, accompanied with cold sweat
  • excessive vomiting (yellow-greenish-coloured (bile!) and/or bloody)
  • persistent and especially nocturnal diarrhoea
  • streaks of blood in stool
  • involuntary and marked weight loss (> 10 %), no weight gain
  • deceleration of linear growth
  • unexplained fever

What is the recommended dosage of Gastrokind®?

  • Children 1-6 years:
  • Acute condition: 1 tablet up to a max. of 6 times a day (i.e. until improvement occurs)
  • Subsequent dose: 1 tablet 4 times a day (i.e. after improvement occurred)

For how long can I administer Gastrokind® to my child?

Gastrokind® is a safe and gentle homeopathic medicine which can be administered as long as symptoms persist.
It is recommended to consult a physician, if your child is poorly responding to Gastrokind® within 3 days, if complaints recur frequently or if additional complaints arise.

What are possible side-effects of Gastrokind®?

Gastrokind® is a very well tolerated homeopathic medicine.
No side-effects are known or have been reported so far.

NOTE:
Existing complaints may temporarily become worse when homeopathic medicines are taken (i.e. initial homeopathic aggravation). In such cases it is recommended to stop taking Gastrokind® and to contact a physician.

What are the contraindications of Gastrokind®?

Do not administer Gastrokind® to your child, if your child is allergic (hypersensitive) to one of the active ingredients or any of the excipients of Gastrokind®. Do not use Gastrokind® in children under one year of age.

NOTE:
Gastrokind® contains lactose (milk sugar). If your physician has told you that your child has intolerance to some sugars, contact your physician before using Gastrokind®.

Can Gastrokind® be taken alongside other medication?

Yes, there is no problem to take Gastrokind® in combination with other medication that have been prescribed by a physician or alternative practitioner. Interactions have not been observed.

What are the key benefits of Gastrokind®?

  • developed especially for use in children
  • suitable from 1 year of age
  • safe and gentle with virtually no side-effects
  • excellent tolerability
  • clinically effective
  • easy to take / administer:
  • no need to swallow
  • tablets dissolve quickly within the mouth

Where can you get Gastrokind®?

As Gastrokind® is classified as a medicinal product, it is available in pharmacies only.

Gastrokind® is available without prescription.

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