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    Pancreatin + Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane

    Information about Pancreatin + Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane

    Pancreatin + dimethicone/polydimethylsiloxane uses

    Pancreatin+Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane is used for indigestion and bloating.

    How pancreatin + dimethicone/polydimethylsiloxane works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Pancreatin and Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane. Pancreatin is a digestive enzyme that helps in digestion of food. Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane is an antifoaming medicine which disintegrates gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas.

    Common side effects of pancreatin + dimethicone/polydimethylsiloxane

    Nausea, Diarrhea, Stomach pain, Bloating, Constipation
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    Dr. Anuj Saini
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    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
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    Last updated on:
    04 Jan 2019 | 02:52 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Pancreatin + Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane

    • Pancreatin + Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane helps in the treatment of indigestion and bloating.
    • They lower stool frequency and improve stomach pain, gassiness, and stool consistency.
    • Take it during or immediately after a meal or a snack as per your doctor’s advice and drink plenty of water along with it.
    • It may cause mouth irritation. Swallow the capsules completely. Don't chew, crush, or hold it in your mouth.
    • Inform your doctor if you experience severe or long-lasting abdominal pain while taking this medicine.
    • Inform you doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Pancreatin + Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane

    Pancreatin + Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane

    Q. What is Pancreatin+Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane?

    Pancreatin+Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane is a combination of two medicines: Pancreatin and Dimethicone. Pancreatin is a pancreatic enzyme supplement for people whose bodies do not make enough enzymes to digest their food. It contains a mixture of the natural enzymes which are used to digest food. Dimethicone is an antifoaming medicine which disintegrates gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas.

    Q. Is it safe to use Pancreatin+Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane?

    Yes, Pancreatin+Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane is safe for most of the patients. However, it may cause some common side effects like stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, feeling sick and other uncommon and rare side effects like a fibrosing colonopathy (a rare bowel condition in which a part of the gut becomes narrow). Inform your doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine.

    Q. Can the use of Pancreatin+Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane leads to diarrhea?

    Yes, the use of Pancreatin+Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane can cause diarrhea. In case of diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Also, avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. Talk to your doctor if diarrhea persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like less urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine.

    Q. What is the best time to take Pancreatin+Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane?

    Take it during or immediately after a meal or a snack and drink plenty of water along with it.

    Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Pancreatin+Dimethicone/Polydimethylsiloxane?

    Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

    Content on this page was last updated on 04 January, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)