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Last Updated: November 15, 2019

Simethicone is used to treat bloating, belching and to relieve pressure and gas from the digestive system. It helps to break up gas bubbles, making it easier to eliminate and thus giving it anti-flatulent properties.

Use this drug as directed by your doctor or at bedtime or after meals orally. The drug may decrease the effect of thyroid medication. So take the medication around 4 hours before or after having your meals.

There is no proof whether it passes into breast milk or not; consult your doctor first if you’re breastfeeding. Let your doctor know if you are on any dietary supplement, herbal medicine or any other prescription or non prescription medicine.

It has been seen that when taken in small doses, there have been no common side effects seen. If any severe allergic reaction emerges, contact your doctor immediately.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.

This drug is used to treat the following:

  • Hypersensitivity

The side effect of this drug include:

  • Coating On Tongue

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Pregnant women must take medical help before using this drug.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Breastfeeding women must consult doctor before using this drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Consult your doctor in case of overdose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Simethicone as ingredient

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The active constituent of this medication is an antifoaming and antiflatulent agent which decreases gas in the GI tract by decreasing the surface tension of gas bubbles thus allowing them to coalesce and be expelled.

Ques: What is Simethicone?

Ans: This drug is used to treat bloating, belching and to relieve pressure and gas from the digestive system.

Ques: How long do I need to use Simethicone before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 day to 1 week. Please consult your doctor for the time period you need to use this medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Simethicone?

Ans: This medication is generally used once or twice a day. It is advised to consult your doctor before the usage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Simethicone empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is advised to be consumed orally. If you take it on an empty stomach, it might upset the stomach. Please consult the doctor before using it.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Simethicone?

Ans: It should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
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