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Phazyme For Gas
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
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
After I eat, have extreme pain in upper mid abdomen&extreme gas. Take 40mg Prilosec daily&360mg phazyme at meals. Vegetables cause more pain. Any ideas?
Could: Be a motility issue. Delayed emptying of the stomach. See your doctor and maybe a GI doctor for a full work up ...Read more
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
Yes: Simethicone breaks up gas bubbles and eases your discomfort. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hello, my 8yr old daughter is having gas pains in her stomach; is it ok to give her 125mg soft gel of Gas-X (Simethicone)? Thank you
Yes: If she's not a pill taker you can dump the contents in applesauce or other food. ...Read more
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
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
Colonoscopy early this afternoon. No pain till getting home & increasing since. Taking Percocet, fiber, & stool softener. Gas? Ok to add simethicone?
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
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
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
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
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
Cervical spinal surgery status post 18 days. Continued discomfort swallowing. Pressure in front of throat. No hx acid reflux, etc Phazyme?
Yes: Unless you are having painful gas.Get a more detailed answer ›