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Simethicone

Information

Uses

Simethicone is used in the treatment of bloating and abdominal pain

How it works

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

Common side effects

Coating on tongue

Available Medicine

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    Meyer Organics Pvt Ltd
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    Meridian Enterprises Pvt Ltd
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    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
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    Delvin Formulations Pvt Ltd
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    Juggat Pharma
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    Duckbill Drugs Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
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    Raptakos Brett & Co Ltd
    1 variant(s)
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    Jagdale Industries Pvt. Ltd
    1 variant(s)
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    Menarini India Pvt Ltd
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    Ravenbhel Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
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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 Simethicone with food or at bedtime. 

Frequently asked questions

Simethicone

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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

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

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Is simethicone safe?
Yes. Simethicone is relatively safe

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

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

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

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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

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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

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


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