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Simethicone use while Breastfeeding

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