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Simethicone use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Simethicone: Mylanta, Maalox, Maalox Plus, Tums Plus, Gas-X, Mylicon, Phazyme, Maalox Anti-Gas, Maalox Advanced Regular Strength, Gelusil, Show all 111 »Almacone, Maalox Max, Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief, Mintox, Bicarsim, Rulox, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength, Maalox Antacid Antigas Regular Strength, Flatulex, Gas Free Extra Strength, FIRST Mouthwash BLM, Mintox Plus, Bicarsim Forte, Mylanta Gas, Ovol, CVS Gas Relief, Mylanta Maximum Strength, Alka-Seltzer Anti-Gas, Infantaire Gas Relief, Little Tummys, Phazyme Maximum Strength, Phazyme Ultra, Mytab Gas, Colic Drops, SimePed, Phazyme-95, Gerber Gas Relief, Phazyme Ultra Strength, Titralac Plus, Mi-Acid, Gas-Aid Extra Strength, Gas Relief Extra Strength, Di-Gel, Lowsium Plus, Riopan Plus, Ron-Acid Plus, Anti-Gas Ultra Strength, Mylanta Gas Maximum Strength, Flatulex Drops, Phazyme-125, Gas Aide, Mi-Acid Gas Relief, Mylanta Gas Minis, Majorcon, Genasyme, Maalox Anti-Gas Extra Strength, Equalize Gas Relief Drops, Major-Con, Baby Gasz, Losospan Plus, Maximum Strength Phazyme 125 Softgels, Colicon, Mylaval, Micon-80, PediaCare Infants' Gas Relief Drops, Alka-Seltzer Heartburn + Gas ReliefChews, Rulox Plus, Magaant, Mylagen-II, Mylagen, Uni-Lan, Uni-Lan II, Maalox Plus Extra Strength, Maldroxal Plus, Urban DS, Urban, Almacone-2, Mi-Acid II, Milantex Maximum Strength, Milantex, Mag-al Plus, Flanax Antacid Liquid, Mylanta Fast Acting, Mylanta DS Fast Acting, Alamag Plus, Masanti, Masanti DS, Aldroxicon I, Aldroxicon II, Titralac Plus Liquid, Maalox Junior Relief Chewable, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength Chewable, Rolaids Extra Strength Plus Gas Relief Softchews, Gas-X with Maalox Extra Strength, Gas-X with Maalox, Magaldrate Plus Suspension, Riopan Plus 2, E-Z-Gas II, Maalox Max Quick Dissolve, Di-Gel Lemon, Di-Gel Mint, Mylanta Maximum Strength Cherry, Mintox Maximum Strength, Mintox Extra Strength, Tempo, Maalox Max Wild Berry, Rolaids Multi-Symptom, Advanced Formula Di-Gel, Rolaids Advanced, Mylanta Tonight, Riopan Plus Double Strength

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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