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Simethicone use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Simethicone: Mylanta, Maalox, Gas-X, Mylicon, Maalox Plus, Alka-Seltzer Anti-Gas, Phazyme, Maalox Anti-Gas, Gelusil, Tums Plus, Show all 109 »Almacone, Rulox, Mintox, Maalox Max, FIRST Mouthwash BLM, Maalox Antacid Antigas Regular Strength, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength, Mylanta Gas, Ovol, Colic Drops, Mi-Acid, Bicarsim, Mag-al Plus, Almacone-2, Rolaids Advanced, Mintox Plus, Phazyme Maximum Strength, Mylanta Gas Maximum Strength, Alka-Seltzer Heartburn + Gas ReliefChews, Colicon, Di-Gel, Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief, Bicarsim Forte, Gas Aide, Phazyme-95, Gas Free Extra Strength, Baby Gasz, Infantaire Gas Relief, Maldroxal Plus, Maalox Plus Extra Strength, Maalox Advanced Regular Strength, Flanax Antacid Liquid, Mytab Gas, Rolaids Extra Strength Plus Gas Relief Softchews, Lowsium Plus, Micon-80, Gerber Gas Relief, Phazyme Ultra, Flatulex Drops, Phazyme-125, Phazyme Ultra Strength, Mi-Acid Gas Relief, Majorcon, CVS Gas Relief, Genasyme, Maalox Anti-Gas Extra Strength, Equalize Gas Relief Drops, SimePed, Major-Con, Mylanta Gas Relief Maximum Strength, Anti-Gas Ultra Strength, Maximum Strength Mylanta Gas, Maximum Strength Phazyme 125 Softgels, Little Tummys, Mylaval, Riopan Plus, PediaCare Infants' Gas Relief Drops, Maalox Junior Relief Chewable, Uni-Lan II, Uni-Lan, Rulox Plus, Magaant, Urban, Urban DS, Tempo, Aldroxicon II, Aldroxicon I, Mylagen-II, Mylagen, Mylanta Fast Acting, Milantex Maximum Strength, Milantex, Mylanta DS Fast Acting, Masanti DS, Mi-Acid II, Alamag Plus, Masanti, Mintox Extra Strength, Mintox Maximum Strength, Flatulex, Maalox Max Quick Dissolve, Gas-X with Maalox, Gas-X with Maalox Extra Strength, E-Z-Gas II, Riopan Plus 2, Losospan Plus, Riopan Plus Double Strength, Magaldrate Plus Suspension, Titralac Plus Liquid, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength Chewable, Maalox Max Wild Berry, Mylanta Maximum Strength Cherry, Mylanta Maximum Strength, Rolaids Multi-Symptom, Advanced Formula Di-Gel, Titralac Plus, Di-Gel Lemon, Di-Gel Mint, 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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