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Simethicone use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Simethicone: Maalox, Mylanta, Gas-X, Mylicon, Phazyme, Mintox, FIRST Mouthwash BLM, Mylanta Maximum Strength, Gelusil, Mylanta Gas, Show all 112 »Maalox Advanced Regular Strength, Mag-al Plus, Rulox, Mylanta Gas Maximum Strength, Almacone, Di-Gel, Tums Chewy Bites with Gas Relief (Lemon & Strawberry), Riopan Plus, Bicarsim, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength Chewable, Gas-X with Maalox Extra Strength, Bicarsim Forte, Gas-X Extra Strength, Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief, Alka-Seltzer Heartburn + Gas, CVS Gas Relief, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength, Flanax Antacid Liquid, Almacone-2, Mintox Plus, Aldroxicon I, Maalox Max Quick Dissolve, Mi-Acid Gas Relief, Gas Aide, Ovol, Mytab Gas, Phazyme-95, Maalox Anti-Gas, PediaCare Infants' Gas Relief Drops, Gas-X Ultra Strength, Maximum Strength Phazyme 125 Softgels, Anti-Gas Ultra Strength, Phazyme Maximum Strength, Majorcon, Genasyme, Gas-Aid Extra Strength, Gas Relief Extra Strength, Gas Free Extra Strength, Phazyme Ultra Strength, Gerber Gas Relief, Infantaire Gas Relief, Phazyme Ultra, Alka-Seltzer Anti-Gas, Flatulex Drops, Baby Gasz, Phazyme-125, Maalox Anti-Gas Extra Strength, Equalize Gas Relief Drops, Little Tummys, Mylaval, Colicon, Colic Drops, SimePed, Major-Con, Gas-X Regular Strength, Micon-80, Gas-X with Maalox, Lowsium Plus, Mylagen-II, Aldroxicon II, Maldroxal Plus, Urban DS, Urban, Uni-Lan II, Uni-Lan, Rulox Plus, Magaant, Mylagen, Mintox Extra Strength, Mi-Acid II, Alamag Plus, Masanti, Mi-Acid, Masanti DS, Mylanta DS Fast Acting, Mylanta Fast Acting, Milantex Maximum Strength, Milantex, Tempo, Mintox Maximum Strength, Ron-Acid Plus, Alka-Seltzer Heartburn + Gas ReliefChews, Losospan Plus, Riopan Plus Double Strength, Magaldrate Plus Suspension, Riopan Plus 2, Anti-Diarrheal + Anti-Gas, E-Z-Gas II, Flatulex, Titralac Plus Liquid, Maalox Junior Relief Chewable, Mylanta Maximum Strength Cherry, Rolaids Extra Strength Plus Gas Relief Softchews, Tums Plus, Titralac Plus, Di-Gel Lemon, Di-Gel Mint, Advanced Formula Di-Gel, Rolaids Advanced, Mylanta Tonight, Rolaids Multi-Symptom, Mylanta Gas Minis

Medically reviewed on Aug 7, 2018

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

Breast Feeding

Lactation

Antifoaming Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

536

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