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Simethicone use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Simethicone: Mylanta, Maalox, Gas-X, Mylicon, Maalox Plus, Tums Plus, Phazyme, Maalox Advanced Regular Strength, Maalox Anti-Gas, Maalox Max, Show all 110 »Rulox, Gelusil, Mintox, Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief, Almacone, Bicarsim, Flatulex, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength, Bicarsim Forte, FIRST Mouthwash BLM, Mytab Gas, Alka-Seltzer Anti-Gas, Maalox Antacid Antigas Regular Strength, CVS Gas Relief, Infantaire Gas Relief, Mylanta Gas, Mi-Acid, Gas Free Extra Strength, Phazyme Ultra Strength, SimePed, Phazyme Maximum Strength, Phazyme-95, Colic Drops, Ovol, Gerber Gas Relief, Colicon, Titralac Plus, Urban, Gas Relief Extra Strength, Di-Gel, Mag-al Plus, Mylanta Maximum Strength, Ron-Acid Plus, Riopan Plus, Lowsium Plus, Major-Con, Phazyme Ultra, Mylanta Gas Maximum Strength, Flatulex Drops, Gas Aide, Mi-Acid Gas Relief, Majorcon, Genasyme, Gas-Aid Extra Strength, Phazyme-125, Maalox Anti-Gas Extra Strength, Losospan Plus, Baby Gasz, Anti-Gas Ultra Strength, Maximum Strength Phazyme 125 Softgels, Micon-80, Equalize Gas Relief Drops, Little Tummys, Mylaval, PediaCare Infants' Gas Relief Drops, Maalox Junior Relief Chewable, Rulox Plus, Magaant, Mylagen-II, Mylagen, Uni-Lan, Uni-Lan II, Aldroxicon I, Maalox Plus Extra Strength, Maldroxal Plus, Urban DS, Mintox Plus, Almacone-2, Mylanta Fast Acting, Milantex Maximum Strength, Milantex, Flanax Antacid Liquid, Mylanta DS Fast Acting, Masanti DS, Mi-Acid II, Alamag Plus, Masanti, Aldroxicon II, Tempo, Gas-X with Maalox Extra Strength, Titralac Plus Liquid, Alka-Seltzer Heartburn + Gas ReliefChews, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength Chewable, Gas-X with Maalox, Maalox Max Quick Dissolve, Magaldrate Plus Suspension, Riopan Plus 2, E-Z-Gas II, Rolaids Extra Strength Plus Gas Relief Softchews, Di-Gel Lemon, Maalox Max Wild Berry, Mylanta Maximum Strength Cherry, Mintox Maximum Strength, Mintox Extra Strength, Rolaids Multi-Symptom, Mylanta Tonight, Di-Gel Mint, Advanced Formula Di-Gel, Rolaids Advanced, 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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