Simethicone use while Breastfeeding

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