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Dr. Eniko Pivnick
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Simethicone (Definition)

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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

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

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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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Can simethicone be added to pedialyte for 8month old baby?

Can simethicone be added to pedialyte for 8month old baby?

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

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Can my baby have Simethicone and axid (nizatidine) and will it cause any problems ?

Can my baby have Simethicone and axid (nizatidine) and will it cause any problems ?

How old is your baby: It is alright to give axid (nizatidine) and Simethicon as long as it is prescribed by the Pediatrician for Gastro Esophageal Reflux and excessive gas Discuss with the Pediatrician if it is needed and how long for Will cause no problem ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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What are some natural producto similiar to simethicone?

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

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What could taking too much simethicone cause if anything? Ty

What could taking too much simethicone cause if anything? Ty

NO: Basically it is inert and used to dissolved gas formation. Please follow exact instructions on product insert. ...Read more

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Could a 3 year old overdose on simethicone?

Could a 3 year old overdose on simethicone?

Yes: The recommended dosage for 2-12 yo is 40mg 4x/day. Overdose may cause "gasping syndrome" from benzoic acid. Very large amount can be fatal. Please check with your poison control center if there is overdosing. ...Read more

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Can anything fatal or deathly happen from overdosing on too much simethicone?

Can anything fatal or deathly happen from overdosing on too much simethicone?

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

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Does Simethicone lose effectiveness if taken regularly? Does it have any bad side effects?

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

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Mylicon (Definition)

Mylicon is an anti-ulcer agent which is a ...Read more