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Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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Does phazyme help get rid of gas pains? Please, need some answers?

Does phazyme help get rid of gas pains? Please, need some answers?

Depends on location: Air in the digestive tract may come from a variety of sources-maldigestion due to enzyme deficiency (ex. Lactose intolerance) or food intolerance (ex. Gluten sensitivity), fermentation by gut bacteria (as with bacterial overgrowth syndrome or changed flora after antibiotics), altered GI tract motility, excessive air swallowing, as well as inflammatory and infectious causes. Easy to test for these ...Read more

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I had surgery in June and have had a few GERD episodes but nothing this severe. I have had an upper gi which showed no abnormality. I know am suffering with severe gas pains. I live in nm but am visiting in Texas. I took some phazyme which is helping

I had surgery in June and have had a few GERD episodes but nothing this severe. I have had an upper gi which showed no abnormality. I know am suffering with severe gas pains. I live in nm but am visiting in Texas. I took some phazyme which is helping

R/O IBS VS ADHESIONS: IBS VS ADHESIONS VS IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD YOU NEED PROMPT EVALUATION. IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com The SX wax and wane. 30gm Fiber& 64oz water ...Read more

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Are there any other remedies for gas besides simethicone? It's not working for me :- (

Are there any other remedies for gas besides simethicone? It's not working for me :- (

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

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My 106 lb 10 year old is having gas I would like to know if it is safe to give her 125mg simethicone gelcap no health issues are present

My 106 lb 10 year old is having gas I would like to know if it is safe to give her 125mg simethicone gelcap no health issues are present

125mg: 125mg simethicone gelcap should be a safe dose for your 10 year old child. You should not give more than 500mg of simethicone in one day. ...Read more

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What dose of simethicone can I give my daughter for gas pains? She is 11and weighs 64 pounds. Thanks

Simethicone dose: 40 mg by mouth up to 4 times per day after meals not to exceed 6 doses in 24 hours. Basically, it is half of ann 80 mg adult dose tablet or 1/2 teasoon of 62.5/5cc 125mg max strength liquid. ...Read more

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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.

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

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How do I relieve bloating and gas? Does simethicone prevent or release gas?

How do I relieve bloating and gas? Does simethicone prevent or release gas?

Really just gas?: There are lots of reasons for gassiness & bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however psbo (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of gyne or urinary tract) must be considered. See doctor, esp. If no relief from otc simethicone, beano, & dietary changes. ...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?

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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Hw long does pantoprazol 40mg take 2work. On day 3.still have bitter taste n some acid. Can I tke simethicone 80mg to help w. Gas. Start linzess today.

Hw long does pantoprazol 40mg take 2work. On day 3.still have bitter taste n some acid. Can I tke simethicone 80mg to help w. Gas. Start linzess today.

Protonix (pantoprazole): Protonix (pantoprazole) starts to work fairly quickly - although takes 2-3 days to reach maximal effect (ie, you should have noticed some improvement by now). Remember to take any PPI at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating - as food decreases absorption by up to 70%. Linzess should help with any constipation. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Could I have intestinal pseudo obstruction but still passing stools (every 2 days) and some gas (tho I take simethicone for this)?

Could I have intestinal pseudo obstruction but still passing stools (every 2 days) and some gas (tho I take simethicone for this)?

Intestinal obstructi: Incomplete intestinal obstruction does occur but I would expect significant abdominal discomfort, some abdominal cramping and distension as well as a paucity of bowel movements. In any event If you're experiencing persistent abdominal discomfort you should be evaluated by a physician to see if testing is in order. ...Read more

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Bloating/ gas constant over last month. Diangosis gastroenteritis. Still uncomfortable. Could it be something more? Ibs? Celiac? Taking lots of simethicone

Bloating/ gas constant over last month. Diangosis gastroenteritis. Still uncomfortable. Could it be something more? Ibs? Celiac? Taking lots of simethicone

Many causes: Abdominal bloating can have many causes including ibs, celiac, small bowel bacterial overgrowth, c. Difficile or other pathogen, lactose intolerance, gallstones, ovarian cancer, pancreatic problems, an obstructive problem w/ the colon, inflammation anywhere in the abdomen or urinary tract leading to an ileus (slow down in the contractility of the colon), etc. Go back to ur doc for a more thorough evaluation. ...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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Colonoscopy early this afternoon. No pain till getting home & increasing since. Taking Percocet, fiber, & stool softener. Gas? Ok to add simethicone?

Colonoscopy early this afternoon. No pain till getting home & increasing since. Taking Percocet, fiber, & stool softener. Gas? Ok to add simethicone?

Should be: No problem. But check with your doc to be safe! Rarely colonoscopy may cause perforation/leak.

Call your doc ASAP to be safe. DO NOT WAIT.

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I have bad upper intestinal gas and bloat from IBS diet had been changed and probiotic taken daily. Why does simethicone and fennel tea make it worse?

I have bad upper intestinal gas and bloat from IBS diet had been changed and probiotic taken daily. Why does simethicone and fennel tea make it worse?

Every person is uniq: Uniquely different. Bloating and gas is from swallowing air. Try not to swallow or gulp. Intentionally breath calmly and make only small swallows but gas can be painful. See a gastroenterologist and ask their opinion. If simethicone and fennel tea make it worse - don't eat or drink those things. ...Read more

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Since last yr I have been having trouble sleeping due to bloating, gas & indigestion. Simethicone does not help. I have IBS and take Prilosec for hb.?

Since last yr I have been having trouble sleeping due to bloating, gas & indigestion. Simethicone does not help. I have IBS and take Prilosec for hb.?

IBS care: Treating your ibs starts with adequate fiber in your diet in natural or supplement form. Then you should add some probiotics - lactobacillus/acidophilus in whatever form is available. You should keep a diary of foods that are more irritating to you. Consider having your doctor test you for food allergies. Manage your stress and consider checking with your doctor about other prescriptions. ...Read more

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Newborn had only 2 bowel movements. Taking simethicone after feedings. Lots of gas, fussiness, crying. Supplementing breast milk with similac.

Newborn had only 2 bowel movements. Taking simethicone after feedings. Lots of gas, fussiness, crying. Supplementing breast milk with similac.

Fussiness: Breast fe babies can have a stool with each feeding, once a, day or can go as pong as a week without having one. They maybet fussy as the week progresses. Try burping your infant frequently If he seems to be constipated you may give him formula with 1-2 tablespoons with dark Karo syrup ...Read more

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Do phazyme cause constipation?

Do phazyme cause constipation?

No: Simethicone, what is in phazyme, does not cause constipation when used as indicated, . ...Read more

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Is it safe to take milk of mag with phazyme?

Is it safe to take milk of mag with phazyme?

No interaction: There is no know interaction between the two medicines and so if need be, you can use them. If your problem is severe/persistent, consult doc for evaluation--as consitpation/gasiness/bloating/cramping are often signs of irritable bowel syndrome. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give phazyme to my 5yrs old son?

Is it safe to give phazyme to my 5yrs old son?

Phazyme capsule NOT: Phazyme comes in capsule form- has to be swallowed not chewed. Do not use this formulation for children. Instead use simethicone pediatric drops 40mg per dose. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Phazyme allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Phazyme allergy?

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

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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

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Cervical spinal surgery status post 18 days. Continued discomfort swallowing. Pressure in front of throat. No hx acid reflux, etc Phazyme?

Cervical spinal surgery status post 18 days. Continued discomfort swallowing. Pressure in front of throat. No hx acid reflux, etc Phazyme?

Anterior approach?: Was this surgery performed through the neck or through the back of the spine? If it was performed through the front of the neck, and you're still having such trouble nearly three weeks out, then you should be evaluated by the surgeon or an ENT physician very soon. ...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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