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can mylicon drops cause constipation

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Mylicon is a brand name; active ingredient is simethicone-dispersal agent that affects surface tension of bubbles-causes them to pop; has a flavoring ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: The chemistries are different. The gas drops are supposed to break down the bubbles to pass in an easier fashion. Gripe contains a number of products ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes, but why??: Mylicon is a brand name for simethicone. It breaks down the walls between bubbles. Remember when you were a kid drinking soda and you put a straw in ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
As you wish: This product is basically dilute soap.If you want to use it fine, it will give you something to do and feel better for doing something.I personally do ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It's safe to use Simethicone on a daily basis. It is not absorbed systemically, just stays in the GI tract and breaks up gas bubbles. Look also int ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Shouldn't: This material is the chemical equivalent of a mild soap. It has nothing in it that would constipate anyone.
A female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Gas Drops: Simethicone can cause the stools to become harder in some cases. Give the baby some water (2 ounces twice a day) to encourage the stools. Also, the bo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alejandra de Alba Razo
Specializes in General Practice
Simethicone dosages: Simethicone weight-based dosing: Under 10.9 kg: 20 mg orally after meals and at bedtime as needed and the maximum dose is 240 mg/day. Depending on th ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
How old is your baby: It is alright to give axid (nizatidine) and Simethicon as long as it is prescribed by the Pediatrician for Gastro Esophageal Reflux and excessive gas ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No worries: These products have been used for decades & I have never seen or read of a problem with their use. I am not convinced they do much, but each kid i ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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NO: Basically it is inert and used to dissolved gas formation. Please follow exact instructions on product insert.

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