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Dimethicone

INFORMATION

Uses

Dimethicone is used in the treatment of bloating and abdominal pain.

How it works

Dimethicone disintegrates the gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas.

Common side effects

Flakes on scalp, Irritation around eyes, Itchy scalp, Rash, Headache, Skin irritation, Shortness of breath, Skin redness, Stomach upset, Hair loss, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice

  • It is better to take Dimethicone 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

Dimethicone

Q.Does dimethicone kill lice, pubic lice, nits and scabies?
Dimethicone may kills lice, pubic lice and scabies. Dimethicone does not kill nits

Q.Is dimethicone safe?
Dimethicone is safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor

Q.Is dimethicone safe for natural hair or does it dry out hair?
Dimethicone is safe and does not dry out natural hair, if used as recommended. However, it may occasionally cause hair loss. In case of any side effects, consult your docto

Q.Is dimethicone good for skin?
Dimethicone is not toxic for skin

Q.Is dimethicone toxic?
Dimethicone is not toxic

Q.Does dimethicone cause acne, cancer?
and does not cause cancer. It may cause acne after very long term use

Q.Is dimethicone the same as silicone?
Dimethicone belongs to group of compound known as silicone

Q.Does dimethicone cause milia?
Dimethicone may cause milia.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)