Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of compounded colic therapy in Primary Care

Infantile colic is a common and distressing condition for families affecting 1 in 5 infants, with no known causes or a standard therapy. Various remedies including over the counter and complementary medicines and lifestyle modifications have been used over the years, however, with little or no known scientific evidence for efficacy. In this study, the candidate will work with a community pharmacy that specialises in colic treatment and compounds therapy. This PhD project would be a mixed-methods (quantitative and qualitative) study of the effectiveness of this therapy, identifying objective clinical measures and involving family interviews and health care professional surveys.