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How Does Simethicone Work
Yes: Simethicone breaks up gas bubbles and eases your discomfort. ...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
I am taking 125mg simethicone for gas. It does not always work. Is there something you recommend that is stronger? Mostly hormone related, I think.
Antacids may help: Simethicone is best for gas. But sometimes the gas is caused by excess acid. Antacids will help reduce acid and therefore gas as well. You could use acid buffers (maalox/mylanta/tums/rolaids); Gaviscon combines anti-gas with antacid. Or stronger acid blockers like zantac/pepcid (histamine blockers). Or proton pump inhibitors like Prilosec or prevacid (lansoprazole). Some acid blockers combine with anti-gas. ...Read more
Can activated charcoal be used simultaneously with simethicone? The seem to work in opposite ways. Trying to treat chronic intestinal bloating.
Yes: A person can over dose on any drug. The effect depends on the drug, the dosage, age and the person's health issues. ...Read more
Simethicone: It coats the stomach so milk may do this. Depends on what your are trying to treat with it. Lets do 2nd opinion for more details of what is going on. ...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
Yes: Unless you are having painful gas.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Well tolerated. .: Overall it has limited adverse effects besides some reports of loose stool and stomach upset. It works as a "surfactant" to alter gas bubble formation, so it does not necessarily loose effective over time, just like soap! If you need to take it regular review this with your doctor because there may be a better way to address your symptoms. Best of luck. ...Read more
Yes it can be taken: Yes it can be taken together.Get a more detailed answer ›
Phazyme allergy: Phazyme (Simethicone) is used to decrease gas, pain & bloating. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-9408-8265/phazyme-oral/simethicone-oral/details ...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
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
No: No, there is no interaction between simethicone and Lisinopril. The two can be safely taken together. ...Read more
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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
Took 4 children's pepto chewables throughout the day today but still have cramping... Can I take a phazyme?
Consider a consult: Phazyme will be helpful for relief of pressure from intestinal gas. As with any problem if initial self medication is not helpful, a consult with a professional will secure good diagnosis and appropriate therapy. Take care. ...Read more
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