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Simethicone use while Breastfeeding

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