Simethicone use while Breastfeeding

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

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.

Possible Effects on Lactation

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

Information from the National Library of Medicine's LactMed Database.

Last Revision Date

2013-09-07

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