simethicone, Phazyme, Flatulex, Mylicon, Gas-X, Gas X Extra Strength, Mylanta Gas, Gas-X Ultra (cont.)

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PREPARATIONS: Liquid drops: 40 mg per 0.6 ml. Chewable tablets: 40, 80 and 125 mg. Capsules: 125 and 180 mg.

STORAGE: Preparations should be stored at room temperature, 15 C - 30 C (59 F - 86 F).

DOSING: The recommended dose for relieving gas is 40-125 mg 4 times daily after meals and at bedtime. The drops can be mixed with water, infant formula or other liquids for use in small children.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: There are no known drug interactions with simethicone.

PREGNANCY: Safety during pregnancy has not been adequately evaluated. Simethicone is generally considered safe during pregnancy because it does not cross the placenta.

NURSING MOTHERS: Simethicone is considered safe during lactation because it is not absorbed into the body and infants are often treated with simethicone.

Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD


FDA Prescribing Information.

Black R, Hill A. Over the counter medications in pregnancy. Am Fam Physician. 2003 Jun 15;67(12):2517-2524.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/21/2015

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