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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

Coating on tongue

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Expert advice

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

Frequently asked questions



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


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


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

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


Is dimethicone toxic?
Dimethicone is not toxic


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


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


Does dimethicone cause milia?
Dimethicone may cause milia.

Content on this page was last updated on 08 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)