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|Indication(s) & Dosage||Oral route
Adult: 100-250 mg 3-4 times daily as required. May be given with an antacid.
Child: Infant: 20-40 mg to be given with feeds.
|Administration||May be taken with or without food. Take after meals & at bedtime for best results.
|Pregnancy Category (FDA)||Category C: Either studies in animals have revealed adverse effects on the foetus (teratogenic or embryocidal or other) and there are no controlled studies in women or studies in women and animals are not available. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the foetus.|
|Storage||Oral: Store at 15-30°C.|
|Pharmacology||Simethicone lowers surface tension and facilitates gas dispersion by causing coalescence of gas bubbles in the GI tract, thus helping in their dispersion.
Absorption: Physiologically inert. Appeared to be unabsorbed in the GI tract after oral admin.
Excretion: Excreted unchanged in the faeces.
|Brand Name||Manufacturer/Marketer||Composition||Dosage Form||Pack Size & Price|
|AEROPAC||Amico Laboratories Ltd.||Simethicone USP 67mg/ml||Drop||15mldrop : 25.00 MRP|
|FLACOL||Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Simethicone 40mg||Chewable Tablet||5x10's: 100.00 MRP|
|FLACOL P-DROP||Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Simethicone 67mg/ml||Paediatric Drops||15 ml: 35.11 MRP|
|FLATULEX||Opsonin Pharma Limited||Simethicone USP 67mg/ml||Drop||15ml: 30.00 MRP|
|GASNIL||Eskayef Bangladesh Ltd||Simethicone USP 67mg/ml||Drop||15ml MRP: 30.00|
|Lefoam Drop||Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited||Simethicone USP 67mg/ml||Drop||15ml:MRP 30 Tk|
|NEODROP||Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd||Simethicone USP 67mg/ml||Drop||15ml: 30.00 MRP|
|OROCURE||Edruc Limited||Simethicone USP 67mg/ml||Drop||15ml: 30.00 IP|
|PEDICON||Orion Pharma Ltd.||Simethicone USP 67mg/ml||Drop||10ml 20ml: 25.09 MRP 30.11 MRP|
|PEDIGAS||Globe Pharmaceuticals Ltd||Simethicone USP 67mg/ml||Drop||15ml: 30.00 MRP|
|SEMECON||Drug International Ltd||Simethicone USP 67mg/ml||Drop||15ml: 30.00 MRP|
|SIMECOL||Alco Pharma Ltd||Simethicone USP 67mg/ml||Drop||15ml: 28.00 MRP|
|SIMET||ACI Ltd.||Simethicone USP 67mg/ml||Drop||15ml: 30.11 MRP|
|SIMICON||Navana Pharmaceuticals Limited||Simethicone USP 67mg/ml||Drop||15ml: 30.11 MRP|
Why is Simethicone prescribed?
Simethicone is used to treat the symptoms of gas such as uncomfortable or painful pressure, fullness, and bloating.
Simethicone is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor for more information.
How should Simethicone be used?
Simethicone comes as regular tablets, chewable tablets, capsules, and liquid to take by mouth. It usually is taken four times a day, after meals and at bedtime. Follow the directions on the package or on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor to explain any part you do not understand. Take simethicone exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow the regular tablets and capsules whole. Chewable tablets should be chewed thoroughly before being swallowed; do not swallow them whole. Do not take more than six simethicone tablets or eight simethicone capsules each day unless your doctor tells you to. The liquid may be mixed with 1 ounce (30 milliliters) of cool water or infant formula.
What special precautions to follow?
Before taking simethicone,
- tell your doctor if you are allergic to simethicone or any other drugs.
- tell your doctor what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, including vitamins.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking simethicone, call your doctor.
What to do if I forget a dose?
If you are taking simethicone on a regular schedule, take the missed dose as soon you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
What side effects can Simethicone cause?
When taken as directed, simethicone usually has no side effects.
What storage conditions are needed for Simethicone?
Keep Simethicone in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.
Ref: MedlinePlus, U.S. Natl. Library of Medicine
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