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- What is simethicone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- Is simethicone available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for simethicone?
- What are the uses for simethicone?
- What are the side effects of simethicone?
- What is the dosage for simethicone?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with simethicone?
- Is simethicone safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about simethicone?
What is simethicone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Simethicone is an anti-gas (anti-flatulence) medication. It acts in the stomach and intestines to change the surface tension of gas bubbles, enabling their breakdown and the formation of larger bubbles. In this way it is believed that gas can be eliminated more easily by belching or passing flatus. Simethicone was approved by the FDA in 1952.
Is simethicone available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for simethicone?
What are the uses for simethicone?
What are the side effects of simethicone?
Common side effects may include:
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