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Dr. Eniko Pivnick
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Simethicone (Definition)

Simethicone is an anti-ulcer agent which is a ...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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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

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Can i take simethicone with irregular heartbeat?

Can i take simethicone with irregular heartbeat?

Should not be prob.: Would not expect simethicone to interact with the heartbeat. ...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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