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Generic Name: simethicone

It is used to decrease the discomfort caused by gas.
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What is this medicine?

SIMETHICONE (sye METH i kone) is used to decrease the discomfort caused by gas.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to simethicone, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the label or those given to you by your doctor or health care professional. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. While this medicine may be used in children as young as 12 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply. You will only use this medicine as needed for gas pain. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms get worse, or if you have severe pain, diarrhea, constipation, or blood in your stool. These could be signs of a more serious condition.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

There are no reported side effects of this medicine.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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