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Simethicone use while Breastfeeding

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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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