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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 Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Activity
Alka-Seltzer Extra Strength N N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: aspirin / citric acid / sodium bicarbonate systemic

Drug class: salicylates

For consumers: interactions, side effects

aspirin / citric acid / sodium bicarbonate N N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: aspirin / citric acid / sodium bicarbonate systemic

Brand names:  Alka-Seltzer Original, Alka-Seltzer Extra Strength

Drug class: salicylates

For consumers: interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

bismuth subgallate N N 6 reviews
8.7

Generic name: bismuth subgallate systemic

Brand name:  Devrom

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

calcium carbonate / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: calcium carbonate / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Brand name:  Mylanta Tonight

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: interactions,

E-Z-Gas II C N 1 review
10

Generic name: citric acid / simethicone / sodium bicarbonate systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Mi-Acid N N Add review
0.0

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Milantex N N Add review
0.0

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Mintox Plus N N Add review
0.0

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Mylanta Tonight C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: calcium carbonate / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Alka-Seltzer Original N N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: aspirin / citric acid / sodium bicarbonate systemic

Drug class: salicylates

For consumers: interactions, side effects

alpha-d-galactosidase N N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: alpha-d-galactosidase systemic

Brand names:  Beano, Gas-X Prevention

Drug class: digestive enzymes

For consumers: dosage,

citric acid / simethicone / sodium bicarbonate C N 1 review
10

Generic name: citric acid / simethicone / sodium bicarbonate systemic

Brand name:  E-Z-Gas II

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

Devrom N N 6 reviews
8.7

Generic name: bismuth subgallate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: interactions, side effects

hyoscyamine / phenyltoloxamine C N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: hyoscyamine / phenyltoloxamine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics

For consumers: interactions,

Mintox N N Add review
0.0

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Mylanta Maximum Strength N N Add review
0.0

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Rulox N N Add review
0.0

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Almacone N N Add review
0.0

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

belladonna C N X 1 review
0.0

Generic name: belladonna systemic

Brand name:  Belladonna Tincture

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics

For consumers: interactions,

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Di-Gel N N 1 review
10

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Mylanta N N Add review
0.0

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Belladonna Tincture C N X 1 review
0.0

Generic name: belladonna systemic

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Gas-X Prevention N N Add review
0.0

Generic name: alpha-d-galactosidase systemic

Drug class: digestive enzymes

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Gelusil N N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Baby Gasz N N Add review
0.0

Generic name: simethicone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

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

Mayo Clinic Reference

ICD-10 CM Clinical Codes (External)

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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.
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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