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Simethicone

Pronunciation: (sih-METH-ih-kone)Class: Antiflatulent

Trade Names:Extra Strength Gas-X- Capsules, softgel 125 mg- Tablets, chewable 125 mg

Trade Names:Flatulex- Drops 40 mg per 0.6 mL

Trade Names:Genasyme- Tablets, chewable 80 mg

Trade Names:Genasyme Drops- Drops 40 mg per 0.6 mL

Trade Names:Gas-X- Tablets, chewable 80 mg

Trade Names:Maalox Anti-Gas- Tablets, chewable 80 mg

Trade Names:Mylanta Gas Maximum Strength- Tablets, chewable 125 mg

Trade Names:Mylanta Gas Relief Maximum Strength- Capsules 125 mg

Trade Names:Mylicon- Drops 40 mg per 0.6 mL

Trade Names:Phazyme- Capsules 180 mg

Trade Names:Phazyme 125- Tablets, chewable 125 mg

Ovol (Canada)

Pharmacology

Relieves flatulence by dispersing and preventing formation of mucus-surrounded gas pockets in GI tract.

Indications and Usage

Relief of painful symptoms and pressure of excess gas in digestive tract; adjunct in treatment of many conditions in which gas retention may be problem, such as postoperative gaseous distention and pain, endoscopic examination, air swallowing, functional dyspepsia, peptic ulcer, spastic or irritable colon, diverticulosis.

Unlabeled Uses

Treatment of infant colic.

Contraindications

Standard considerations.

Dosage and Administration

CapsulesAdults

PO 125 mg 4 times daily after meals and at bedtime.

TabletsAdults

PO 40 to 125 mg 4 times daily after meals and at bedtime.

DropsAdults

PO 40 to 80 mg 4 times daily (up to 500 mg/day).

Children 2 to 12 yr of age

PO 40 mg 4 times daily.

Children younger than 2 yr of age

PO 20 mg 4 times daily (up to 240 mg/day).

Storage/Stability

Store tablets/capsules at room temperature in well closed container. Store suspension at room temperature in tight, light-resistant container. Do not freeze.

Drug Interactions

None well documented.

Laboratory Test Interactions

None well documented.

Adverse Reactions

None well documented.

Precautions

None well documented.

Patient Information

  • Advise patient to report any worsening of GI symptoms to health care provider.

Copyright © 2009 Wolters Kluwer Health.

  • Simethicone MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
  • simethicone Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
  • simethicone Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
  • Gas-X Chewable Tablets MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
  • Gas-X Infant Drops Liquid Drops MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
  • Genasyme Suspension MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)

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