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Simethicone Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Flatulence

40 to 125 mg orally after meals and at bedtime, not to exceed 500 mg/24 hours.

Usual Adult Dose for Functional Gastric Disorder

40 to 125 mg orally after meals and at bedtime, not to exceed 500 mg/24 hours.

Usual Adult Dose for Postoperative Gas Pains

40 to 125 mg orally after meals and at bedtime, not to exceed 500 mg/24 hours.

Usual Adult Dose for Endoscopy or Radiology Premedication

67 mg as an oral suspension in 2.5 mL of water given shortly before the procedure.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Flatulence

0 to <2 years: 20 mg orally 4 times a day.

2 to 12 years: 40 mg orally 4 times a day. For the 40 mg strips, allow 1 strip to dissolve on the tongue as needed after meals and at bedtime. Do not exceed 6 strips in 24 hours except under the advice and supervision of a physician.


12 to 18 years: 40 to 125 mg orally after meals and at bedtime as needed, not to exceed 500 mg/24 hours.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Endoscopy or Radiology Premedication

Child >12 years: 67 mg as an oral suspension in 2.5 mL of water given shortly before the procedure.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

There is limited information on the use of simethicone in infants and children. Simethicone is not recommended for the treatment of infant colic.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Doses greater than 500 mg a day are generally not recommended.

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