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Medications for Gas

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

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

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
simethicone Rx/OTC N N 8 reviews
7.0

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Brand names:  Gas-X, Alka-Seltzer Anti-Gas, Phazyme, Mylicon, Maalox Anti-Gas, Mylanta Gas, Mylanta Gas Maximum Strength, Anti-Gas Ultra Strength, Gas Aide, Gas Free Extra Strength, Ovol, Baby Gasz, Equalize Gas Relief Drops, Gas-X Extra Strength, Genasyme, Infantaire Gas Relief, Little Tummys, Mi-Acid Gas Relief, Mytab Gas, SimePed

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Gas-X Rx/OTC N N 7 reviews
7.0

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Phazyme Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Mylicon Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone OTC N N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Brand names:  Gelusil, Almacone, Di-Gel, Mylanta, Rulox, Maalox Advanced Regular Strength, Mi-Acid, Milantex, Mintox, Mintox Plus, Tempo, Alamag Plus, Mylanta Maximum Strength

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Mylanta Gas Rx/OTC N N 1 review
3.0

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Gelusil OTC N N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Mylanta Gas Maximum Strength Rx/OTC N N Add review
8.0

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Belladonna Tincture Rx C N X Add review
9.0

Generic name: belladonna systemic

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Gas Aide Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Gas Free Extra Strength Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Ovol Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Almacone OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Baby Gasz Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Gas-X Extra Strength Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: simethicone systemic

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Genasyme Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Infantaire Gas Relief Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Little Tummys Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Mytab Gas Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
SimePed Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: simethicone systemic

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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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.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
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 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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