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Simethicone use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Simethicone: Mylanta, Maalox, Gas-X, Mylicon, Gelusil, Maalox Plus, Maalox Anti-Gas, Mylanta Gas, Phazyme, Mintox, Show all 107 »Baby Gasz, Almacone, Bicarsim, Rulox, Tums Plus, Alka-Seltzer Anti-Gas, FIRST Mouthwash BLM, Magaldrate Plus Suspension, Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief, Urban DS, Maalox Max, Flatulex Drops, Milantex, Mylanta Gas Maximum Strength, Maalox Antacid Antigas Regular Strength, Di-Gel, Ovol, Bicarsim Forte, Phazyme-95, Colic Drops, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength, Gas-X with Maalox Extra Strength, Mag-al Plus, Tempo, Genasyme, Mylanta Maximum Strength, Phazyme Maximum Strength, Riopan Plus, PediaCare Infants' Gas Relief Drops, Lowsium Plus, Mylaval, Infantaire Gas Relief, Gas Aide, Phazyme Ultra, Phazyme-125, Gerber Gas Relief, Phazyme Ultra Strength, Majorcon, CVS Gas Relief, Gas Free Extra Strength, Mi-Acid Gas Relief, Maalox Anti-Gas Extra Strength, Equalize Gas Relief Drops, Maximum Strength Mylanta Gas, SimePed, Major-Con, Mylanta Gas Relief Maximum Strength, Maximum Strength Phazyme 125 Softgels, Colicon, Little Tummys, Mytab Gas, Ron-Acid Plus, Micon-80, Anti-Gas Ultra Strength, Maalox Junior Relief Chewable, Magaant, Mylagen-II, Mylagen, Mintox Plus, Rulox Plus, Uni-Lan, Maldroxal Plus, Urban, Uni-Lan II, Almacone-2, Mi-Acid II, Mylanta Fast Acting, Milantex Maximum Strength, Flanax Antacid Liquid, Maalox Advanced Regular Strength, Mylanta DS Fast Acting, Masanti DS, Alamag Plus, Masanti, Mi-Acid, Maalox Plus Extra Strength, Aldroxicon I, Gas-X with Maalox, Titralac Plus Liquid, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength Chewable, Rolaids Extra Strength Plus Gas Relief Softchews, Maalox Max Quick Dissolve, Flatulex, Riopan Plus Double Strength, Riopan Plus 2, E-Z-Gas II, Titralac Plus, Di-Gel Lemon, Mintox Maximum Strength, Mintox Extra Strength, Aldroxicon II, Mylanta Maximum Strength Cherry, Maalox Max Wild Berry, Di-Gel Mint, Advanced Formula Di-Gel, Rolaids Multi-Symptom, Losospan Plus

Simethicone Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Although no data are available on the use of simethicone during breastfeeding, it is known that simethicone is not absorbed orally. Therefore, it cannot be transferred to breastmilk. It is also used safely in breastfed infants.[1][2] No special precautions are required.

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

References

1. Hagemann TM. Gastrointestinal medications and breastfeeding. J Hum Lact. 1998;14:259-62. PMID: 10205441

2. Savino F, Pelle E, Palumeri E et al. Lactobacillus reuteri (American Type Culture Collection Strain 55730) versus simethicone in the treatment of infantile colic: a prospective randomized study. Pediatrics. 2007;119:e124-30. PMID: 17200238

Simethicone Identification

Substance Name

Simethicone

CAS Registry Number

8050-81-5

Drug Class

Antifoaming Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

536

Last Revision Date

20130907

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