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Simethicone use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Simethicone: Maalox, Mylanta, Gas-X, Mylicon, Phazyme, Tums Plus, Almacone, Maalox Advanced Regular Strength, Gas Relief Extra Strength, Rulox, Show all 110 »Gelusil, Mintox, Gas-X Extra Strength, Rolaids Advanced, Alka-Seltzer Anti-Gas, FIRST Mouthwash BLM, Mag-al Plus, Mytab Gas, Milantex, Gas-X Ultra Strength, Bicarsim, Maalox Anti-Gas, Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief, Mylanta Gas, Mylanta Maximum Strength, Gas Aide, Mylanta Gas Maximum Strength, Ovol, Mi-Acid, Flatulex, Maalox Max Quick Dissolve, Flanax Antacid Liquid, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength, CVS Gas Relief, Rolaids Multi-Symptom, Mintox Plus, Mintox Maximum Strength, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength Chewable, Maximum Strength Phazyme 125 Softgels, Bicarsim Forte, Baby Gasz, Urban, Little Tummys, Equalize Gas Relief Drops, PediaCare Infants' Gas Relief Drops, Majorcon, Phazyme Maximum Strength, Genasyme, Gas-Aid Extra Strength, Gas Free Extra Strength, Mi-Acid Gas Relief, Phazyme Ultra Strength, Gerber Gas Relief, Infantaire Gas Relief, Phazyme Ultra, Flatulex Drops, Anti-Gas Ultra Strength, Phazyme-125, Maalox Anti-Gas Extra Strength, Mylaval, Micon-80, Colicon, Phazyme-95, SimePed, Major-Con, Gas-X Regular Strength, Colic Drops, Gas-X with Maalox, Lowsium Plus, Mylagen-II, Maldroxal Plus, Urban DS, Uni-Lan II, Uni-Lan, Di-Gel, Rulox Plus, Magaant, Mylagen, Aldroxicon II, Almacone-2, Mi-Acid II, Alamag Plus, Masanti, Masanti DS, Mylanta DS Fast Acting, Mylanta Fast Acting, Milantex Maximum Strength, Aldroxicon I, Tempo, Riopan Plus, Alka-Seltzer Heartburn + Gas ReliefChews, Ron-Acid Plus, Losospan Plus, Riopan Plus Double Strength, Magaldrate Plus Suspension, Riopan Plus 2, E-Z-Gas II, Gas-X with Maalox Extra Strength, Titralac Plus Liquid, Maalox Junior Relief Chewable, Mintox Extra Strength, Rolaids Extra Strength Plus Gas Relief Softchews, Alka-Seltzer Heartburn + Gas, Titralac Plus, Di-Gel Lemon, Di-Gel Mint, Advanced Formula Di-Gel, Mylanta Tonight, Mylanta Maximum Strength Cherry, Mylanta Gas Minis

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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