Cow & Gate Instant Carobel - 135g

Based on 28 reviews
RRP £5.99
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RRP £5.99
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What is Cow & Gate Instant Carobel?

Instant Carobel is used to manage vomiting, reflux or spitting up in full-term infants, but it can also be used to help children and adults suffering from the same issues. Cow & Gate Instant Carobel is ideal for those whose doctor or midwife has suggested using a thicker milk formula for their little one.


Why does my baby keep spitting up?

Spitting up, also known as reflux, is common in babies and will usually go away on its own before your baby is a year old. However, if your baby is in distress or the reflux has a specific, identifiable cause, your doctor or midwife might recommend that you use thicker milk formulas to help treat reflux.


How does Instant Carobel treat spitting up or reflux?

Instant Carobel works as a thickening agent, making it less likely that your infant will vomit or spit up their milk. It can be prepared differently for infants who are breastfed or bottle-fed, making it ideal for any parent whose midwife or doctor has recommended a thicker milk formula for their infant.


How to use Cow & Gate Instant Carobel.

Cow & Gate Instant Carobel can be added to your infant’s milk or juice or can be given as a thick gel before drinking. For more information on how to prepare Instant Carobel for breastfed or bottle-fed infants, be sure to read the patient information leaflet carefully.

When using Instant Carobel for a thickened bottle feed, be aware that the teat of the bottle will need a larger hole than for usual milk. A variable flow or split teat may be used.


Do I need a prescription for this product?

You do not need a prescription to buy Instant Carobel, but it should only be used when recommended by a doctor, midwife or healthcare professional.


When should Cow & Gate Instant Carobel not be used?

Cow & Gate Instant Carobel is not recommended for preterm or low birth weight infants. Instant Carobel should only be used under medical supervision. Make sure to always supervise infants during feeding. Instant Carobel should not be used as a sole source of nutrition. Always use the scoop provided. Do not use Instant Carobel if you or your child are allergic to any of the ingredients listed.


Important Information.

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.


  • Maltodextrin, Carob bean gum, Calcium carbonate, Iron sulphate, Zinc sulphate.
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Can Cow & Gate Carobel be used with Nutramigen and instead of Infant gaviscon?

This product is not a substitute for Gaviscon and I would not advise using it with specialist milk without consulting your pediatrician or GP.

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Cow & Gate Instant Carobel - 135g Reviews

Does what it says on the tin
Cured my little lambs reflux. Read and follow instructions on the box to make sure it works properly
Joanne Conroy ,
Used to thicken up babies feed due to acid reflux (Recommended by health professional). Does the job no more sicky baby after feeds and it really does go a long way.
It helps with my little ones reflux
Robert Shaw,
Caribe is a good quality milk thickener which my baby boy loves, keeps every bottle down since drinking it.