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Simethicone use while Breastfeeding

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 5, 2021.

Drugs containing Simethicone: Maalox, Mylanta, Gas-X, Mylicon, Mylanta Maximum Strength, Gas-X Extra Strength, Maalox Anti-Gas, FIRST Mouthwash BLM, Maalox Advanced Regular Strength, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength, Show all 115 »Gelusil, Tums Chewy Bites with Gas Relief (Lemon & Strawberry), Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief, Rulox, Children's Mylicon, Phazyme, Maalox Max Quick Dissolve, Bicarsim, Mylanta Gas Maximum Strength, Flanax Antacid Liquid, Mi-Acid, Mintox Plus, Mylanta Coat & Cool, Alka-Seltzer Heartburn + Gas, Ovol, Gas Relief Extra Strength, Mag-al Plus, Milantex, Mintox, Rolaids Advanced, Anti-Diarrheal + Anti-Gas, Riopan Plus, Gas-X Ultra Strength, Milantex Maximum Strength, Mylanta Fast Acting, Mylanta DS Fast Acting, Almacone, Masanti DS, Masanti, Alamag Plus, Mi-Acid II, Almacone-2, Mylagen, Mylagen-II, Magaant, Rulox Plus, Di-Gel, Uni-Lan, Uni-Lan II, Urban, Urban DS, Maldroxal Plus, Aldroxicon I, Aldroxicon II, Tempo, Mintox Extra Strength, Mintox Maximum Strength, Mylanta Maximum Strength Cherry, Rolaids Multi-Symptom, Mylanta Tonight, Advanced Formula Di-Gel, Di-Gel Mint, Di-Gel Lemon, Phazyme Gas & Acid, Titralac Plus, Tums Plus, Rolaids Extra Strength Plus Gas Relief Softchews, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength Chewable, Maalox Junior Relief Chewable, Alka-Seltzer Heartburn + Gas ReliefChews, Titralac Plus Liquid, Gas-X with Maalox Extra Strength, Gas-X with Maalox, Flatulex, E-Z-Gas II, Riopan Plus 2, Magaldrate Plus Suspension, Riopan Plus Double Strength, Losospan Plus, Ron-Acid Plus, Lowsium Plus, PediaCare Infants' Gas Relief Drops, Anti-Gas Ultra Strength, Baby Gasz, Gas-X Regular Strength, Bicarsim Forte, Mylanta Gas, Major-Con, SimePed, Phazyme-95, Maximum Strength Phazyme 125 Softgels, Colic Drops, Colicon, Micon-80, Mylaval, Mytab Gas, Little Tummys, Equalize Gas Relief Drops, Maalox Anti-Gas Extra Strength, Phazyme-125, Flatulex Drops, Phazyme Maximum Strength, Alka-Seltzer Anti-Gas, Phazyme Ultra, Gas Aide, Infantaire Gas Relief, Gerber Gas Relief, Phazyme Ultra Strength, Mi-Acid Gas Relief, Gas Free Extra Strength, Gas-Aid Extra Strength, Genasyme, CVS Gas Relief, Majorcon, 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.


Hagemann TM. Gastrointestinal medications and breastfeeding. J Hum Lact. 1998;14:259–62. [PubMed: 10205441]
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. [PubMed: 17200238]

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Breast Feeding


Antifoaming Agents

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