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Dr. Eniko Pivnick
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Simethicone (Overview)

Simethicone is an anti-ulcer agent which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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

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

Dr. Eniko Pivnick
69 doctors shared insights

Simethicone (Overview)

Simethicone is an anti-ulcer agent which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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If i've been taking more than the daily recommended dosage of simethicone, every day, over many years, would it cause any conditions or problems?

If i've been taking more than the daily recommended dosage of simethicone, every day, over many years, would it cause any conditions  or problems?

No problem: No problems. Simethicone is not absorbed into the body. It travels straight ( well not really so straight) through you. ...Read more

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Can activated charcoal be used simultaneously with simethicone? The seem to work in opposite ways. Trying to treat chronic intestinal bloating.

Can activated charcoal be used simultaneously with simethicone? The seem to work in opposite ways. Trying to treat chronic intestinal bloating.

Yes: Actually there is tablet called flatulex which contains both activated charcoal and simethicone. There are so many combination products for bloating otc. If bloating is serious problem, please see your doctor. May be you want to consider cutting down on your alcohol use. ...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

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

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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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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What is the treatment for simethicone overdose?

Take a deep breath: First of all, any time there is over ingestion of a medication, poison control is the most important and accurate source of information. They are available 24/7. Simethicone is relatively inert and unless there are symptoms you are concerned about or it was a really huge dose, it is unlikely to be poisonouspoison control. ...Read more

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