Simethicone use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Simethicone: Maalox, Mylanta, Gas-X, Mylicon, Phazyme, Maalox Plus, Mintox, Maalox Anti-Gas, Almacone, Maalox Antacid Antigas Regular Strength, Show all 104 »Riopan Plus, Rulox, Mytab Gas, Alka-Seltzer Anti-Gas, Gelusil, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength, Mi-Acid, Mylanta Gas, Bicarsim, Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength Chewable, Maalox Max, Tums Plus, SimePed, Mi-Acid Gas Relief, Gerber Gas Relief, Tempo, Flanax Antacid Liquid, Losospan Plus, Mylanta Gas Relief Maximum Strength, Ovol, Bicarsim Forte, Equalize Gas Relief Drops, Flatulex, Titralac Plus, Magaant, Maalox Plus Extra Strength, Riopan Plus Double Strength, Magaldrate Plus Suspension, Colicon, Phazyme Ultra, Mylanta Gas Maximum Strength, Phazyme Maximum Strength, Flatulex Drops, Gas Aide, Infantaire Gas Relief, Baby Gasz, Anti-Gas Ultra Strength, Gas Free Extra Strength, Phazyme Ultra Strength, Phazyme-125, Maalox Anti-Gas Extra Strength, Phazyme-95, Maximum Strength Mylanta Gas, Major-Con, CVS Gas Relief, Maximum Strength Phazyme 125 Softgels, Colic Drops, Little Tummys, Mylaval, Micon-80, Riopan Plus 2, Genasyme, Titralac Plus Liquid, Di-Gel, Rulox Plus, Mylagen-II, Mylagen, Uni-Lan, Uni-Lan II, Maldroxal Plus, Urban DS, Urban, Mintox Plus, Almacone-2, Mylanta Fast Acting, Maalox Advanced Regular Strength, Milantex Maximum Strength, Mylanta DS Fast Acting, Masanti DS, Mi-Acid II, Alamag Plus, Masanti, Aldroxicon I, Aldroxicon II, Gas-X with Maalox Extra Strength, FIRST Mouthwash BLM, Rolaids Extra Strength Plus Gas Relief Softchews, Gas-X with Maalox, Maalox Max Quick Dissolve, Ron-Acid Plus, E-Z-Gas II, Maalox Junior Relief Chewable, Di-Gel Lemon, Di-Gel Mint, Mylanta Maximum Strength, Mintox Maximum Strength, Mintox Extra Strength, Mylanta Maximum Strength Cherry, Maalox Max Wild Berry, Advanced Formula Di-Gel, Rolaids Multi-Symptom, Milantex, Lowsium 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.

Possible Effects on Lactation

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

Information from the National Library of Medicine's LactMed Database.

Last Revision Date

2013-09-07

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