Simethicone is used to relieve the painful symptoms of too much gas in the stomach and intestines. It allows gas bubbles in the stomach and intestines to come together more easily, which allows for easier passage of gas.
For the best results take this medicine after meals and at bedtime. Shake well before using. This medicine is to be taken by mouth. The amount you should take is to be measured with the specially marked dropper or measuring spoon. The dose of this medicine is different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The recommended dose is 0.25ml to 0.50ml with or after each meal. Do not exceed maximum dosage of 1.5ml per 24 hours.
Avoid foods that seem to increase gas. Chew food thoroughly and slowly. Reduce air swallowing by avoiding fizzy, carbonated drinks. Do not smoke before meals. Develop regular bowel habits and exercise regularly. Make certain your health care professional knows if you are on a low-sodium, low-sugar, or any other special diet.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. This medicine has been tested in children and, in effective doses, has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems than it does in adults. There is no specific information comparing use of simethicone in the elderly with use in other age groups.
Possible side effect
There have not been any common or important side effects reported with this medicine. However, if you notice any side effects, check with your doctor. A very serious allergic reaction to this product is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
Simethicone can decrease the absorption of thyroid medications (such as levothyroxine). If you take thyroid medication, take it at least 4 hours before or after products that contain simethicone. Tell your doctor if you take antacids or digestive medications since some combination products may also contain simethicone.
Since it is used for relief from extra gas, you are not likely to miss a dose.
Seek emergency medical help at once if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing. Keep out of the reach of children.
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