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Simethicone use while Breastfeeding

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