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Hi i'm ten weeks pregnant and i have terible gas is it safe to take gas-x?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Simethicone: Gas is a perfectly safe drugs to take during pregnancy . I hope you feel better soon . If your abdominal pain continues to get worse or you're unable to pass gas you need to see a doctor.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Provided original answer
Simethicone is not absorbed systemically following oral administration. Systemic absorption would be required in order for simethicone to cross the placenta and reach the baby.
Mar 29, 2014
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Discuss with OB: Simethicone is not pregnancy rated by the fda and should be used when the benefits outweigh the risks.

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