Generic Name: simethicone, Chewable tablet

Gas Relief,Gas-X,Gas-X Extra Strength,Gas-X with Maalox,Genasyme,Maalox Max,Maalox Max Plus Antigas,Mylanta Gas,Mytab Gas,Phazyme,Titralac Plus

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  • Gas Relief
  • Gas-X
  • Gas-X Extra Strength
  • Gas-X with Maalox
  • Genasyme
  • Maalox Max
  • Maalox Max Plus Antigas
  • Mylanta Gas
  • Mytab Gas
  • Phazyme
  • Titralac Plus
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Highlights for simethicone

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SIMETHICONE (sye METH i kone) is used to decrease the discomfort caused by gas.
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This drug also comes in other forms, including Oral capsuleOrally disintegrating solidOral Drops Suspension
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
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Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
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simethicone Side Effects

Chewable tablet

There are no reported side effects of this medicine.

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simethicone May Interact with Other Medications

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Interactions are not expected.

Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
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How to Use simethicone

Chewable tablet

Take this medicine by mouth. Crush or chew the tablets. Do not swallow them whole. Follow the directions on the label or those given to you by your doctor or health care professional. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be used in children as young as 12 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • phenylketonuria
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to simethicone, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding
What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply. You will only use this medicine as needed for gas pain. Do not use double or extra doses.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms get worse, or if you have severe pain, diarrhea, constipation, or blood in your stool. These could be signs of a more serious condition.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

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