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Simethicone use while Breastfeeding

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