Generic Name: simethicone
- What is simethicone?
- What are the possible side effects of simethicone?
- What is the most important information I should know about simethicone?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking simethicone?
- How should I take simethicone?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking simethicone?
- What other drugs will affect simethicone?
- Where can I get more information?
What is simethicone?
Simethicone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
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What are the possible side effects of simethicone?
Less serious side effects may be more likely, and you may have none at all.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about simethicone?
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking simethicone?
You should not use simethicone if you are allergic to it.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have any type of serious illness (especially one that affects your stomach or intestines).
The liquid form may contain phenylalanine. Talk to your doctor before using this form of simethicone if you have phenylketonuria (PKU).
How should I take simethicone?
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.
Do not take more of this medicine than directed.
Simethicone works best if you take it after meals and at bedtime.
You must chew the chewable tablet before you swallow it.
Measure liquid medicine carefully. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).
Simethicone liquid drops can be mixed with water, baby formula, or other liquids to make swallowing easier for an infant or child.
Always follow directions on the medicine label about giving simethicone to a child. Call your doctor if the child's gas symptoms do not improve after treatment with simethicone.
You may need to follow a special diet or increase your exercise while using simethicone. Follow all instructions of your doctor or dietitian. Learn about the foods to eat or avoid to help control your condition.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Do not allow the liquid form of this medicine to freeze.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since simethicone is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. Skip any missed dose if it's almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking simethicone?
Ask your doctor before using an antacid, and use only the type your doctor recommends. Some antacids may contain simethicone.
What other drugs will affect simethicone?
Other drugs may affect simethicone, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about simethicone.
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