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Simethicone use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Simethicone: Mylanta, Maalox, Gas-X, Mylicon, Mylanta Maximum Strength, Gelusil, Maalox Anti-Gas, Mintox, Phazyme, Maalox Advanced Regular Strength, Show all 113 »FIRST Mouthwash BLM, Almacone, Gas-X Extra Strength, Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief, Phazyme Maximum Strength, Mylanta Gas, Mintox Maximum Strength, Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength, Alka-Seltzer Heartburn + Gas, Bicarsim, Maalox Anti-Gas Extra Strength, Mylanta Gas Maximum Strength, Titralac Plus, Tums Plus, Rulox, Children's Mylicon, Rolaids Extra Strength Plus Gas Relief Softchews, Mag-al Plus, Phazyme-95, Tums Chewy Bites with Gas Relief (Lemon & Strawberry), Maalox Advanced Maximum Strength Chewable, SimePed, Rolaids Advanced, Gas-X Ultra Strength, PediaCare Infants' Gas Relief Drops, Anti-Gas Ultra Strength, Baby Gasz, Colicon, Gas-X Regular Strength, Phazyme Ultra, Majorcon, CVS Gas Relief, Genasyme, Gas-Aid Extra Strength, Gas Relief Extra Strength, Gas Free Extra Strength, Mi-Acid Gas Relief, Phazyme Ultra Strength, Gerber Gas Relief, Infantaire Gas Relief, Gas Aide, Alka-Seltzer Anti-Gas, Bicarsim Forte, Ovol, Flatulex Drops, Phazyme-125, Equalize Gas Relief Drops, Little Tummys, Mytab Gas, Mylaval, Micon-80, Riopan Plus, Colic Drops, Maximum Strength Phazyme 125 Softgels, Major-Con, Lowsium Plus, Gas-X with Maalox, Ron-Acid Plus, Almacone-2, Uni-Lan II, Uni-Lan, Di-Gel, Rulox Plus, Magaant, Mylagen-II, Mylagen, Mintox Plus, Mi-Acid II, Urban DS, Alamag Plus, Masanti, Mi-Acid, Masanti DS, Mylanta DS Fast Acting, Mylanta Fast Acting, Milantex Maximum Strength, Milantex, Flanax Antacid Liquid, Urban, Maldroxal Plus, Losospan Plus, Alka-Seltzer Heartburn + Gas ReliefChews, Riopan Plus Double Strength, Magaldrate Plus Suspension, Riopan Plus 2, Anti-Diarrheal + Anti-Gas, E-Z-Gas II, Flatulex, Maalox Max Quick Dissolve, Gas-X with Maalox Extra Strength, Titralac Plus Liquid, Maalox Junior Relief Chewable, Aldroxicon I, Di-Gel Lemon, Di-Gel Mint, Advanced Formula Di-Gel, Mylanta Tonight, Rolaids Multi-Symptom, Mylanta Maximum Strength Cherry, Mintox Extra Strength, Tempo, Aldroxicon II, Mylanta Gas Minis

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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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