Simethicone is a medication that comes in a capsule or tablet form. It treats the symptoms of gas, like feeling full, pressure and bloating. It makes it easier for gas to pass through your body. A common brand of simethicone is Gas-X®.
SIMETHICONE (sye METH i kone) treats the symptoms of gas, such as fullness, pressure, and bloating. It works by making it easier to pass gas through your digestive tract and exit your body.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Gas Free, Gas Relief, Gas-X, Gas-X Extra Strength, Gas-X Ultra Strength, GasAid, Mylanta Gas, Phazyme
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They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
Take this medication by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the label or those given to you by your care team. Do not take your medication more often than directed.
Talk to your care team about the use of this medication in children. Special care may be needed. While this medication may be used in children as young as 12 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
This does not apply. You will only use this medication as needed for gas pain. Do not use double or extra doses.
Interactions are not expected.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Tell your care team 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.
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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 medication after the expiration date.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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