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Can infant gas relief drops cause constipation?

Can infant gas relief drops cause constipation?

No: Infant gas drops (simethacone) do not cause constipation. There are simply a soapy material that allows gas bubbles to join together.Failure to stool on a regular basis, intake of foods like applesauce or cereal are more likely culprets. ...Read more

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

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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Can gas x help pass trapped gas?

Can gas x help pass trapped gas?

Yes: Gas x is simethicone. Simethicone helps break up gas bubbles in the gut. Taket by mouth, usually after meals and at bedtime . Swallow the capsules whole. Do not crush or chew the capsules. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are self-treating with simethicone, the usual maximum amount for adults is 500 milligrams daily. ...Read more

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Does dicyclomine relieve gas in abdomen?

Does dicyclomine relieve gas in abdomen?

It may: Although, it doesn't act on gas production, it may help with relieving intestine spasms that are often present with increased gas production. ...Read more

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What's better for baby's gas and colic: Simethicone or homeopathic remedies?

What's better for baby's gas and colic: Simethicone or homeopathic remedies?

Not so fast: Before you decide that your baby has colic, first get your pediatrician to do a physical exam to rule out other causes. Colic is sometimes due to a component of the mother's diet. Your pediatrician can examine and possibly give you a hydrolysate formula. Consider eliminating certain foods. Till then, rock your baby, sing, soothe, pacify, and don't overfeed. See AAP link: http://tinyurl.com/hdwxqsy ...Read more

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How to relieve pain from abdomen, gas bubble.

How to relieve pain from abdomen, gas bubble.

Gas build up: If you know it's a gas build up, drinking warm water and applying a hot water bottle to the abdomen helps break down the gas and enables you to pass it. Taking simethicone 1/2 hour after meals helps to prevent the gas build up. ...Read more

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Does Tums (calcium carbonate) relieve gas?

Does Tums (calcium carbonate) relieve gas?

May or may not: Tums (calcium carbonate) is used to treat symptoms caused by too much stomach acid such as heartburn, upset stomach, or indigestion. Calcium carbonate is an antacid that works by lowering the amount of acid in the stomach. For gas symptoms use gas x or simethicone that works by breaking up gas bubbles in the gut. If you have excess gas and gas bloat see your gastroenterologist to rule out small intestinal overgrowt. ...Read more

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Does Metamucil help gas cramps?

Metamucil : … Can help abdominal cramping in some patients, although it may take a few weeks to begin working. You should know that when you first start it, you might notice a little bit more gas, but that will go away and can be decreased if the Metamucil is started gradually instead of abruptly. It is certainly worth a trial. If it does not help, see your family doctor or a gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) helps with gas pain?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) helps with gas pain?

No: Zantac (ranitidine) is an antiacid medication. There me be a side effect of less abdominal discomfort due to decreased acid production, but it does not treat gas directly. ...Read more

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Does ranitidine help gas excess?

Does ranitidine help gas excess?

Not directly: Ranitidine lowers stomach acid product by selectively blocking the histamine H2 receptor and can be effective treating stomach upset. It does not affect gas production. ...Read more

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Can gas-x help relieve bloating after eating?

Yes: Simethicone is a great treatment for digestive "gas" symptoms. Try chewing food very thoroughly and eating slowly. There are some foods that are famous for being "gassy" like broccoli, cabbage and beans. ...Read more

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Does gas-x help constipation?

Does gas-x help constipation?

Gas-X : Contains simethicone. This is used to help relieve symptoms of extra gas such as bloating, feelings of pressure / discomfort in the stomach and belching. It helps break up gas bubbles in the gut . It is not used to treat constipation. You will need laxatives, stool softeners , modifying your diet and plenty of fluids ( at least 3-16 oz bottled water) and a good bowel habit ( 3 per 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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Can simethicone relieve menstral symptoms?

Can simethicone relieve menstral symptoms?

Not really: No it will have no affect on menstrual symptoms. ...Read more

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Bloating and gas from stool softener?

Bloating and gas from stool softener?

Possible: There are certainly some stool softeners that have high levels of certain chemicals that when in your GI tact can certainly cause the symptoms you describe. There are many other options for you - talk to your doctor about which ones would be right for you so that you don't get a nickname such as toot! ...Read more

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Can glucosamine Hydrocloride cause gas pain.

Can glucosamine Hydrocloride cause gas pain.

Possibly: In some people glucosamine can cause gas pains. Take it will a full meal to avoid side effects or spread out the doses over the day if you are taking it all at once. A normal dose is 1500 mg a day and you could try taking it 500 mg three times a day. ...Read more

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