Simethicone: Uses & Dosing information

Simethicone allows gas bubbles in the
stomach and intestines to come together more easily, which allows for easier
passage of gas.

Simethicone is used to relieve painful pressure caused by excess gas in the stomach and intestines. Simethicone is for use in babies, children, and adults.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use this medication if you
are allergic to simethicone.

Ask a doctor
or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you are allergic
to any drugs, or if you have any type of serious illness (especially one that
affects your stomach or intestines).

Simethicone
is not expected to harm an unborn baby.

It is not
known whether simethicone passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing
baby. Do not use this medication without medical advice if you are
breast-feeding a baby.

The liquid form may contain phenylalanine. Talk to your doctor before using this form of simethicone if you have phenylketonuria (PKU).

Side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Dosing information

Usual Adult Dose for Flatulence:

40 to 125 mg
orally after meals and at bedtime, not to exceed 500 mg/24 hours.

Usual Adult Dose for Functional Gastric Disorder:

40 to 125 mg
orally after meals and at bedtime, not to exceed 500 mg/24 hours.

Usual Adult Dose for Postoperative Gas Pains:

40 to 125 mg
orally after meals and at bedtime, not to exceed 500 mg/24 hours.

Usual Adult Dose for Endoscopy or Radiology Premedication:

67 mg as an
oral suspension in 2.5 mL of water given shortly before the procedure.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Flatulence:

0 to <2 years: 20 mg orally 4 times a day.

2 to 12 years: 40 mg orally 4 times a day. For the 40 mg strips, allow 1 strip to dissolve on the tongue as needed after meals and at bedtime. Do not exceed 6 strips in 24 hours except under the advice and supervision of a physician.

12 to 18 years: 40 to 125 mg orally after meals and at bedtime as needed, not to exceed 500 mg/24 hours.

Keyword: Simethicone.

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