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

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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.

SIDE EFFECTS: Simethicone may cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and headache.

REFERENCES:

FDA Prescribing Information.

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


Last Editorial Review: 2/2/2012



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