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Composition for DISTENIL

Simethicone(80 mg)

food interaction for DISTENIL

alcohol interaction for DISTENIL

pregnancy interaction for DISTENIL

lactation interaction for DISTENIL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Distenil 80 mg tablet with food.
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Distenil 80 mg tablet.
SAFE
Distenil 80 mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for DISTENIL

Simethicone(80 mg)

Uses

Distenil 80 mg tablet is used in the treatment of bloating and abdominal pain.

How it works

Distenil 80 mg tablet disintegrates the gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction

SUBSTITUTES for DISTENIL

No substitutes found

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Expert advice for DISTENIL

  • It is better to take Simethicone with food or at bedtime. 
  • Avoid drinking soft drinks or eating food that increases gas formation. Food that creates gas in one person may not create gas in another. 
  • Do not chew the capsules or soft gels. Swallow them whole.

Frequently asked questions for DISTENIL

Simethicone

Q.Is simethicone antacid?
No. Simethicone is not an antacid. But it is used in preparations which are used as antacid

Q.Does it contain aspirin?
It does not contain aspirin

Q.Is simethicone available over the counter?
Yes. Simethicone is sold over the counter without a prescription

Q.Is simethicone gluten free?
Yes. Simethicone is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q.Is simethicone safe?
Yes. Simethicone is relatively safe

Q.Is it safe for babies?
Safe for infants and babies, if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor

Q.Is it safe to take simethicone daily?
It is advisable to take simethicone only as per the instructions of the doctor

Q.Is simethicone good for gas?
Yes. Simethicone is effective in the treatment of gas

Q.Does it have any side effects?
It does not have any known serious side-effects

Q.Can I take simethicone with ibuprofen, famotidine, lansoprazole, omeprazole, antibiotics, ranitidine, ciprofloxacin, Pepto-bismol, or Depakote?
Yes. Simethicone can be taken with ibuprofen, famotidine, lansoprazole, omeprazole, antibiotics, ranitidine, ciprofloxacin, Pepto-bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or Depakote (divalproate sodium), if prescribed by your doctor

Q.Does simethicone cause nausea or constipation?
Simethicone is not known to cause nausea or constipation. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor

Q.Is simethicone effective against acid reflux?
Simethicone is effective in controlling acid reflux if combined with an antacid.

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Content on this page was last updated on 30 July, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)