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Simethicone use while Breastfeeding

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Mar 9, 2024.

Drugs containing Simethicone: Maalox, Mylanta, Gas-X, Mylicon, Mylanta Maximum Strength, Almacone, Maalox Anti-Gas, Maalox Advanced Regular Strength, Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief, Phazyme, Show all 116 »Gelusil, Gas-X Extra Strength, FIRST Mouthwash BLM, Mintox, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength, Children's Mylicon, Mintox Maximum Strength, Mylanta Gas, Phazyme Maximum Strength, Gas Relief Extra Strength, Rulox, Milantex, Phazyme Gas & Acid, Gas-X Ultra Strength, Alka-Seltzer Anti-Gas, Almacone-2, Mintox Plus, Magaant, Di-Gel, Urban, Tempo, Mylanta Tonight, Alka-Seltzer Heartburn + Gas, Tums Chewy Bites with Gas Relief (Lemon & Strawberry), Riopan Plus, Micon-80, Mytab Gas, Ovol, Mylanta Gas Maximum Strength, Gas Aide, Infantaire Gas Relief, Mylanta Gas Minis, Flanax Antacid Liquid, Mag-al Plus, Milantex Maximum Strength, Mylanta Fast Acting, Mylanta DS Fast Acting, Masanti DS, Mi-Acid, Masanti, Alamag Plus, Mi-Acid II, Mylagen, Mylagen-II, Rulox Plus, Uni-Lan, Uni-Lan II, Urban DS, Maldroxal Plus, Aldroxicon I, Aldroxicon II, Mintox Extra Strength, Mylanta Maximum Strength Cherry, Mylanta Coat & Cool, Rolaids Multi-Symptom, Rolaids Advanced, Advanced Formula Di-Gel, Di-Gel Mint, Di-Gel Lemon, 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, Maalox Max Quick Dissolve, Flatulex, E-Z-Gas II, Anti-Diarrheal + Anti-Gas, 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, Bicarsim, Major-Con, SimePed, Phazyme-95, Maximum Strength Phazyme 125 Softgels, Colic Drops, Colicon, Mylaval, Little Tummys, Equalize Gas Relief Drops, Maalox Anti-Gas Extra Strength, Phazyme-125, Flatulex Drops, Phazyme Ultra, Gerber Gas Relief, Phazyme Ultra Strength, Mi-Acid Gas Relief, Gas Free Extra Strength, Gas-Aid Extra Strength, Genasyme, Phazyme Ultimate Strength, CVS Gas Relief, Majorcon

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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