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Simethicone use while Breastfeeding

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

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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