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Simethicone use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Simethicone: Mylanta, Maalox, Mylicon, Phazyme, Gas-X, Maalox Anti-Gas, Tums Plus, Gelusil, Almacone, Alka-Seltzer Anti-Gas, Show all 109 »Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief, Mintox, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength, Maalox Advanced Regular Strength, Mylanta Maximum Strength, Rulox, Bicarsim, Mylanta Gas Maximum Strength, Mylanta Gas, CVS Gas Relief, FIRST Mouthwash BLM, Mi-Acid, Alamag Plus, Mi-Acid Gas Relief, Tempo, Rolaids Advanced, Rolaids Extra Strength Plus Gas Relief Softchews, Alka-Seltzer Heartburn + Gas ReliefChews, Maalox Max Quick Dissolve, Phazyme Maximum Strength, Colic Drops, Mintox Plus, Almacone-2, Mylanta Fast Acting, Di-Gel, Milantex, Bicarsim Forte, Gas-X Extra Strength, Mag-al Plus, Gas-X Regular Strength, PediaCare Infants' Gas Relief Drops, Gas-X Ultra Strength, Anti-Gas Ultra Strength, Baby Gasz, Equalize Gas Relief Drops, Gerber Gas Relief, Phazyme Ultra Strength, Infantaire Gas Relief, Gas Aide, Phazyme Ultra, Gas Free Extra Strength, Gas Relief Extra Strength, Mylanta Gas Minis, Majorcon, Genasyme, Gas-Aid Extra Strength, Ovol, Flatulex Drops, Colicon, Maximum Strength Phazyme 125 Softgels, Phazyme-95, SimePed, Micon-80, Mylaval, Phazyme-125, Maalox Anti-Gas Extra Strength, Little Tummys, Mytab Gas, Major-Con, Gas-X with Maalox, Urban, Uni-Lan II, Uni-Lan, Urban DS, Maldroxal Plus, Mintox Extra Strength, Aldroxicon II, Aldroxicon I, Rulox Plus, Magaant, Mylanta DS Fast Acting, Milantex Maximum Strength, Flanax Antacid Liquid, Masanti DS, Masanti, Mylagen-II, Mylagen, Mi-Acid II, Mintox Maximum Strength, Mylanta Maximum Strength Cherry, Riopan Plus 2, E-Z-Gas II, Flatulex, Magaldrate Plus Suspension, Riopan Plus Double Strength, Riopan Plus, Ron-Acid Plus, Losospan Plus, Gas-X with Maalox Extra Strength, Titralac Plus Liquid, Advanced Formula Di-Gel, Mylanta Tonight, Rolaids Multi-Symptom, Di-Gel Mint, Di-Gel Lemon, Maalox Junior Relief Chewable, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength Chewable, Titralac Plus, Lowsium Plus

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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