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Flatulex 250mg Capsule

SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Flatulex 250mg Capsule is used in the treatment of bloating and abdominal pain. It relieves discomfort and pain caused by excessive gas in the stomach and intestines in conditions such as flatulence and post operative gaseous distention.

Flatulex 250mg Capsule prevents the formation and accumulation of gas. It also facilitates the passage of gas and allows patients to excrete a greater volume of gas thereby reduces uncomfortable or painful pressure in the stomach and intestines.

This medicine is taken with meals preferably at bedtime in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your doctor and doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

Flatulex 250mg Capsule may cause some common side effects like diarrhea and stomach upset. Before taking this medicine, you should let your doctor know if you have kindly problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Uses of Flatulex Capsule

Side effects of Flatulex Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Flatulex

  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Upset stomach
    Try taking your medicine with a meal or snack, or shortly after eating. It might help to eat smaller and more frequent meals, and to eat and drink slowly. Avoid foods which can irritate your stomach such as carbonated soft drinks, caffeine, fatty and spicy foods, mints and citrus fruits. Quit smoking and alcohol because they increase the symptoms. Do not eat for 3 or 4 hours before going to bed. Try raising the head of your bed at night or use extra pillows. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines that may help, such as antacids, if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.

How to use Flatulex Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Flatulex 250mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Flatulex Capsule works

Flatulex 250mg Capsule is an antifoaming medicine. It disintegrates gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Flatulex 250mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Flatulex 250mg Capsule is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Flatulex 250mg Capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Flatulex 250mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Flatulex 250mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Flatulex 250mg Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Flatulex Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Flatulex 250mg Capsule, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • It is better to take with food or at bedtime.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Poly(Dimethylsiloxane)
Habit Forming
No

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FAQs

Q. Is Flatulex antacid?

No. Flatulex 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 Flatulex available over the counter?

Yes. Flatulex is sold over the counter without a prescription

Q. Is Flatulex gluten free?

Yes. Flatulex is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q. Is Flatulex safe?

Yes. Flatulex 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 Flatulex daily?

It is advisable to take Flatulex only as per the instructions of the doctor

Q. Is Flatulex good for gas?

Yes. Flatulex 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 Flatulex cause nausea or constipation?

Flatulex is not known to cause nausea or constipation. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor

Q. Is Flatulex effective against acid reflux?

Flatulex is effective in controlling acid reflux if combined with an antacid.

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A-105/2, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-II, New Delhi-110020
Country of Origin: India
MRP
12.73
10 capsules in 1 strip
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