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Doctor insights on: Does Beano Or Gas X Work Better

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How do products like gas x / beano work?

How do products like gas x / beano work?

Reduce gas: Both products contain simethacone. This is a kind of detergent that breaks up gas bubbles into smaller bubbles. This causes less distension of the intestine, thus less cramps and easier passage and elimination of gas. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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Is beano and gas x good for you?

Beano or Gas X: Beano or gas x would be useful in those with problem with excessive gas. Without those symptom, there is no justification to use them. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take gas-x or beano everyday?

Yes: However, the next question should be why should you need to do that. If you need something like gas-x or beano you might want to see if you have a food intolerance or allergy causing this and eliminate this food or foods from your diet. Beano helps with beans and cruciferous vegetables and gas x absorbs gas. Common food allergies are dairy, wheat and nuts. Keep a food diary and see what is cause. ...Read more

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How fast does it take gas-x and beano to relieve gas?

Fairly quickly: Usually within 6-8 hours depending upon one's transit time (how fast things move through one's intestine). ...Read more

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What are the differences in how gas-x and beano affect gas?

Gas: Beano has 150 galu (galactosidase units) of alpha-d-galactosidase derived from aspergillus niger mold. It contains enzymes that help to break down starches in beans. Gas-x contains simethicone which helps to reduce gas bubbles that are trapped in mucus. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would beano help with gas problems if gas-x didn't ?

Give it a try.: Beano contains 150 galu (galactosidase units) of alpha-d-galactosidase derived from aspergillus niger mold. The active ingredient in gas-x is simethicone. They work by two different mechanisms. ...Read more

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Should i take gas x or beano for abdominal distention?

Should i take gas x or beano for abdominal distention?

Worth a try: either of these over-the-counter remedies may be worth a try for abdominal distention, although they are unlikely to succeed. If you have persistent distention despite trying these simple remedies, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible that i take bentyl, beano, gas-x, and imodium (loperamide) all in the same day?

Yes, but why?: It sounds like you have some GI symptoms that may include cramping, gas, bloating, and loose stools. This may be related to irritable bowel syndrome, which is a functional disorder. However, a 'shotgun' approach is not the best way to manage it. See your doctor for a good history and physical exam, and s/he should be able to get you started on a management plan. The plan may need tweaking. ...Read more

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Can I take bentyl, beano,gas-x, and imodium (loperamide) all in the same day? Thanks in advance.

Can I take bentyl, beano,gas-x, and imodium (loperamide) all in the same day? Thanks in advance.

Yes: Yes you can- None of these drugs should interact with the others, however, the immodium will slow down the intestine transit time and you should be aware of this. Bentyl (dicyclomine) an antispasm medicine might do the same. You should consult with your doctor before using both immodium and bentyl (dicyclomine) in one day. Also, slowing down the Gastrointestinal tract, could make a gas problem worse instead of better. ...Read more

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I have a garlic intolerance. I have tried probiotics, gas-x, digestive enzymes, and beano. No success. What can I do to eat garlic without issues?

I have a garlic intolerance.  I have tried probiotics, gas-x, digestive enzymes, and beano.  No success.  What can I do to eat garlic without issues?

Depends: ...on what your symptoms of your intolerance are. Garlic causes acid reflux in many people, and without reflux medication, this cannot be controlled well. However, you might consider trying to roast the garlic before using it. Some people are able to tolerate roasted garlic but not fresh garlic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can beano and gas x help with my stomach making flatulence sounds?

Offers some help: Digestive enzymes like beano offer a person some help in decreasing gas from the bacterial fermentation of foodstuffs that he is not fully digesting, but he can also be helped by selecting foods that don't cause him gas. There are other good sources of protein (other than beans) that don't cause a gas problem. ...Read more

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How chew gas x work, how is best to take it before u eat, about 20 minutes or 10 mins?

How chew gas x work, how is best to take it before u eat, about 20 minutes or 10 mins?

After eating: Simethicone is an anti-foaming agent that allows gas bubbles to pass more quickly. Simethicone does not prevent formation of gas bubbles. Based on this action, it would be better to take after you eat when symptomatic, as the directions on the package indicate. ...Read more

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Which works better for gas and gas pain: gas-x or charcoal caps?

Gas!: Gas-x will break up the large gas bubbles into smaller ones. Charcoal tablets will prevent the production of gas from various things. More importantly, you could consider decreasing the gas producing things in your diet, such as broccoli, beans, and cauliflower. If you eat those things take beano. Also, carbonated beverages can also make you very gassy. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can you do if most things i eat cause gas? Gas x doesn't seem to work.

Probiotics: The most common cause of this problem is imbalance of normal bowel bacteria. That can happen do to changes in diet, but it's most often caused by antibiotics. So, eat yogurt twice daily & take a good probiotic like culturelle for 2-3 weeks. If not improved, see your doctor. ...Read more

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