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Mylicon Infant Drops
5 year old, 50lbs - what is safe simethicone liquid (infant version) dose? What would be safe chew tablet (i.e. adult gas-x) dose for him?
Simethicone : The chew tab Gas-X which is 80 mg is a safe dose to give him. All the best. ...Read more
Should i take him to the ER or his doctor my 7wk old son has been crying for the last 4hrs nonstop. He wasnt eating nor taking his pacifer. I've given him mylicol infants gas relief drops and tried a warm bath but nothing is helping. He weighs 13lbs and 5
By : By the date of this post about 4 days has gone by, so hopefully you have made contact with the doctor and your baby is better by now. For the future, and for others reading this post, if your baby seems very irritable and uncomfortable, and your instinct tells you that something is wrong you should contact your doctor. A phone call to the doctor's office after hours will put you through to a nurse or on call doctor. They will ask you a series of questions and advise you on the next best course of action (er visit or next day doctor's appointment). Take good care. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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