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Medications for Gas

Other names: Belching; Burping; Colic; Eructation; Flatulence

About Gas

The presence of excessive amounts of air or gases in the stomach or intestine, leading to distention of the organs.

Drugs used to treat Gas

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
simethicone 7.2 27 reviews
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Brand names:  Gas-X, Phazyme, Alka-Seltzer Anti-Gas, Gas-X Extra Strength, Maalox Anti-Gas, Mylicon, Mylanta Gas, Anti-Gas Ultra Strength, Gas Aide, Genasyme, Baby Gasz, Equalize Gas Relief Drops, Little Tummys, Mi-Acid Gas Relief, SimePed …show all

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Gas-X 7.9 15 reviews
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Phazyme 9.0 1 review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Beano 4.5 2 reviews
OTC N N

Generic name: alpha-d-galactosidase systemic

Drug class: digestive enzymes

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Alka-Seltzer Anti-Gas Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Gas-X Extra Strength 0.0 1 review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: simethicone systemic

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone 9.5 2 reviews
OTC N N

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Brand names:  Gelusil, Mylanta, Almacone, Di-Gel, Mi-Acid, Milantex, Mintox, Mintox Plus, Mylanta Maximum Strength, Rulox …show all

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Maalox Anti-Gas Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Mylicon Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Mylanta Gas 3.0 1 review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Anti-Gas Ultra Strength Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Gas Aide Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Genasyme Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Baby Gasz Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Equalize Gas Relief Drops Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Little Tummys Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Mi-Acid Gas Relief Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

SimePed Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: simethicone systemic

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Gelusil 9.0 1 review
OTC N N

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Belladonna Tincture 0.0 1 review
Rx C N X

Generic name: belladonna systemic

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Gas-X Prevention Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: alpha-d-galactosidase systemic

Drug class: digestive enzymes

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Mylanta Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Almacone Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

belladonna 0.0 1 review
Rx C N X

Generic name: belladonna systemic

Brand name:  Belladonna Tincture

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Di-Gel 10 1 review
OTC N N

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Alternative treatments for Gas

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Gas. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Gas.

Learn more about Gas

Symptoms and treatments

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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