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All about: Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets

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Generic Name: Simethicone Chewable Tablets (sih-METH-ih-cone)
Brand Name: Examples include Gas-X and Maalox Anti-Gas

Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets is used for:

Relieving pressure, bloating, and gas in the digestive tract. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets is an antiflatulent. It works by helping the formation of larger gas bubbles, which frees gas and makes it easier to eliminate by belching or passing rectally.

Do NOT use Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets:

Some medical conditions may interact with Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have phenylketonuria

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets. However, no specific interactions with Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets are known at this time.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets:

Use Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets as needed after meals and at bedtime, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
  • Chew thoroughly before swallow.
  • If you miss a dose of Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets and you are using it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets.

Important safety information:

  • Do not exceed the recommended dose without checking with your doctor.
  • If your condition persists, contact your health care provider.
  • Phenylketonuria patients - Some versions of this product contain phenylalanine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets contains phenylalanine.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets during pregnancy. It is unknown if Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are taking Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. When used in small doses, no COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets:

Store Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Avoid temperatures above 104 degrees F (40 degrees C). Keep Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Maalox Anti-Gas Chewable Tablets. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: September 5, 2007
Database Edition 07.3.1.003
Copyright © 2007 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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