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Simethicone use while Breastfeeding

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