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Can Mylicon Drops Cause Constipation
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 agent as well. Gripe water was a branded preparation (originally with some alcohol included), no longer. Now, all "gripe waters" have sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), usually with fennel and/or dill, a sweetener, and often some other ingredients. ...Read more
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 traditionally used to calm the baby, in small quantities.Whether it works is not clear, as are the gas drops. ...Read more
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 don't think it does anything worthwhile, but some mom's swear it does. Dosage is an estimate, but most only use a few drops at a time. ...Read more
Is it safe to give mylicon drops to a 2 year old toddler everyday? 0.3ml dose, twice a day? My son's tummy is usually bloated without it.
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 into why he's so bloated - is there a food sensitivity, eating too fast, drinking soda? All of these and many more can be causes, so keep an eye open and/or talk to your pediatrician. ...Read more
Can simethicone cause fetal retention in babies? 11 days old took drops for gas all bowel movements for 3 days have been stimulated rectally.
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 bowel movements are changing to the baby's normal stool pattern and maybe the baby only has to actually have a BM every 2-3 days. If the stools are coming soft when they come, everything is most likely fine. ...Read more
NO: Basically it is inert and used to dissolved gas formation. Please follow exact instructions on product insert. ...Read more
If i've been taking more than the daily recommended dosage of simethicone, every day, over many years, would it cause any conditions or problems?
No problem: No problems. Simethicone is not absorbed into the body. It travels straight ( well not really so straight) through you. ...Read more
Can maalox (aluminium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide and simethicone) cause some drug allergy symptoms like rash?
Yes: One can become allergic to any substance at any time, even if you have tolerated it before. Dangerous allergic reactions such as lip, face, tongue, or throat swelling require immediate trip to er; lesser reactions like a rash or hives can be treated with over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) -- for an adult 2 tablets every 4 hours. Good luck! ...Read more
Take a deep breath: First of all, any time there is over ingestion of a medication, poison control is the most important and accurate source of information. They are available 24/7. Simethicone is relatively inert and unless there are symptoms you are concerned about or it was a really huge dose, it is unlikely to be poisonouspoison control. ...Read more
Yes: Mylicon (simethicone) is safe for babies. It helps break up small bubbles so they can burp. Gripe water is generally safe for babies. However there are so many different kinds now. Check with your doctor about specific products. ...Read more
Mylicon allergy: Mylicon (simethicone) is used to relieve gas pain in babies. For possible side effects see: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-7723-265/mylicon-oral/simethicone-drops-oral/details. I am not sure that there is a true allergic response. ...Read more
No: No, there is no interaction between simethicone and Lisinopril. The two can be safely taken together. ...Read more
1st, why RU gassy?: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more
What to do if I have a 3wk old infant want to know is it safe to use mylicon and colief at the same time.?
Is it safe to give my son a simethicone 125 mg soft gel pill, he is 10 years old & weighs approximately 60?
Yes: That is a safe dose, but you should not exceed 3 doses in any 24 hour period. Also meant for short term use - if it's something he uses frequently, need to look into figuring out the cause of his discomfort/gas/bloating. ...Read more
Ever since a few weeks ago I have constant belching (every other minute at least twice). Simethicone doesn't work.
How can I get rid of the belching?
Belching is the act of expelling air from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs when the stomach distends, or expands because of too much swallowed air. Belching releases the air to reduce the distention. You can also have a gas buildup in the stomach from bacteria working on food, which give up for gas. Anxiety can cause just about any physical symptom but it would be uncommon for anxiety to cause excessive belching. If your anxiety includes hyperventilating then that would be a good source of swallowed air, which then could lead to belching.
Some things that may help in belching. Tried to be aware of how much air swallowing. Try to chew food completely before swallowing it so that the stomach will have smaller particles for the bacteria to give off gas with. Excessive exercise can also lead to belching. And sometimes relief can be obtained with anti-acids; H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more
Not really toxic: Pretty benign compound that disperses gas in the stomach (mostly, rather than lower down in the gut); it sort of pops bubbles. ...Read more
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 traditionally used to calm the baby, in small quantities.Whether it works is not clear, as are the gas dropstry it and see. What works for 1 baby may not work for another. ...Read more
Not needed: Probably not harmful, but why take a chance, no known benefit from doing this or it would have been commercially developed already. ...Read more
Yes: Simethicone breaks up gas bubbles and eases your discomfort. ...Read more
My 106 lb 10 year old is having gas i would like to know if it is safe to give her 125mg simethicone gelcap no health issues are present
Can I take Prilosec and simethicone together. I started Prilosec 20 mg a month and a half ago and it worked wonders but now my symptoms are back.I had my gallbladder removed a year ago. Since then I have bouts of these episodes where I get pain in my upp
Definitely!: If Simethicone makes you feel better, indulge! No worries about it interfering with your Prilosec. ...Read more
Maybe: Simethicone will help if your pain is due to gas. If it does not help, see your primary and they can help. ...Read more
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