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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Mylicon Drops (Overview)

Mylicon drops is a common cold or symptom agent.


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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

Dr. Ronald Krauser
5 doctors shared insights

Mylicon Drops (Overview)

Mylicon drops is a common cold or symptom agent.


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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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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.

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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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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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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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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Is it possible for you to overdose on simethicone?

Is it possible for you to overdose on simethicone?

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

Dr. Eniko Pivnick
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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Mylicon (Definition)

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