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Is gripe water same as mylicon drops?

Is gripe water same as mylicon drops?

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

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Is gripe water the same as mylicon drops for babies?

Is gripe water the same as mylicon drops for babies?

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

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Can i give my 10 day old baby mylicon drops, if so how much?

Can i give my 10 day old baby mylicon drops, if so how much?

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

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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.

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

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Can simethicone cause fetal retention in babies? 11 days old took drops for gas all bowel movements for 3 days have been stimulated rectally.

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

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Can my baby have Simethicone and axid (nizatidine) and will it cause any problems ?

Can my baby have Simethicone and axid (nizatidine) and will it cause any problems ?

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
Discuss with the Pediatrician if it is needed and how long for
Will cause no problem ...Read more

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What could taking too much simethicone cause if anything? Ty

What could taking too much simethicone cause if anything? Ty

NO: Basically it is inert and used to dissolved gas formation. Please follow exact instructions on product insert. ...Read more

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I'm in pain, I do use gas drops the pediatrician gave me. (simethicone, what to do?

I'm in pain, I do use gas drops the pediatrician gave me. (simethicone, what to do?

GASTRITIS / PUD?: Consult MD if you need more RX aside from just antacid. There are many more RX available depending on your DX. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can maalox (aluminium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide and simethicone) cause some drug allergy symptoms like rash?

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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Could a 3 year old overdose on simethicone?

Could a 3 year old overdose on simethicone?

Yes: The recommended dosage for 2-12 yo is 40mg 4x/day. Overdose may cause "gasping syndrome" from benzoic acid. Very large amount can be fatal. Please check with your poison control center if there is overdosing. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for simethicone overdose?

What is the treatment for simethicone overdose?

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

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Mylicon or gripe water; is it ok for babies to use this?

Mylicon or gripe water; is it ok for babies to use this?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Mylicon allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Mylicon allergy?

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

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Is there an interaction between simethicone and Lisinopril?

No: No, there is no interaction between simethicone and Lisinopril. The two can be safely taken together. ...Read more

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Are there any other remedies for gas besides simethicone? It's not working for me :-(

Are there any other remedies for gas besides simethicone? It's not working for me :-(

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

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Is it safe to give my son a simethicone 125 mg soft gel pill, he is 10 years old & weighs approximately 60?

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

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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?

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?

See below: 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

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Can anything fatal or deathly happen from overdosing on too much simethicone?

Can anything fatal or deathly happen from overdosing on too much simethicone?

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

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Which is better mylicon or gripe water?

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

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Can i take simethicone with irregular heartbeat?

Can i take simethicone with irregular heartbeat?

Should not be prob.: Would not expect simethicone to interact with the heartbeat. ...Read more

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Can simethicone be added to pedialyte for 8month old baby?

Can simethicone be added to pedialyte for 8month old baby?

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

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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

125mg : 125mg simethicone gelcap should be a safe dose for your 10 year old child. You should not give more than 500mg of simethicone in one day. ...Read more

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Can simethicone help for nighttime abdominal pain?

Can simethicone help for nighttime abdominal pain?

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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Which antacid contains calcium, magnesium, and simethicone?

Which antacid contains calcium, magnesium, and simethicone?

ROLAID: Rolaid contains
1calcium carbonate
2magnesium hydroxide
3simethicone. ...Read more

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