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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
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