23 . February , 2019 - Saturday
Check todays hot topics or new products

Find a Drug: Advanced

Please Sign in or Register

All about: Maalox Anti-Gas

Big Image

Generic Name: simethicone (sye METH i cone)
Brand Names: Mylanta Gas, Gas Relief, Gas-X, Major-Con, Phazyme, Flatulex, Mylicon, Maalox Anti-Gas

What is Maalox Anti-Gas (simethicone)?

Simethicone allows gas bubbles in the stomach and intestines to come together more easily, which allows for easier passage of gas.

Simethicone is used to relieve painful pressure that is caused by excess gas in the stomach and intestines. This gas may occur in many circumstances, including air swallowing, indigestion, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulosis, and after surgery.

Simethicone may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Maalox Anti-Gas (simethicone)?

Do not take more of this medication than is directed.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Maalox Anti-Gas (simethicone)?

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you

  • have liver or kidney disease,
  • have any type of serious illness,

  • are pregnant, or
  • are breast-feeding.

You may not be able to take simethicone or you may need special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.

How should I take Maalox Anti-Gas (simethicone)?

Take simethicone exactly as directed in the package instructions or as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Swallow the tablets and capsules with a full glass of water.

Chew the chewable tablets thoroughly before swallowing.

Shake the drops well before using them. To make administration easier, the drops can be mixed with 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of water, infant formula, or another liquid.

Simethicone is usually taken after meals and at bedtime.

Do not take more of this medication than is directed. Children younger than 2 years of age should not take more than 240 mg of simethicone in 1 day. Children older than 2 years of age and adults should not take more than 500 mg in 1 day. Store simethicone at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of simethicone is unlikely to be life threatening. If an overdose is suspected, call an emergency room or a poison control center for advice.

What should I avoid while taking Maalox Anti-Gas (simethicone)?

There are no restrictions on foods, beverages, or activities while taking simethicone unless your doctor directs otherwise.

Maalox Anti-Gas (simethicone) side effects

No side effects are known to be associated with the use of simethicone.

Talk to your doctor if you experience any unusual or bothersome side effects.

What other drugs will affect Maalox Anti-Gas (simethicone)?

Tell your doctor and pharmacist that you are taking simethicone if you take any other medicines. Your doctor and pharmacist may want to check your therapy for interactions.

Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist has more information about simethicone written for health professionals that you may read.

What does my medication look like?

Simethicone is available over the counter generically and under many brand names as tablets, chewable tablets, capsules, and liquid drops. Ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor any questions about simethicone especially if it is new to you.

  • 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
  • The information in this leaflet is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Copyright 1996-2006 Cerner Multum, Inc. Version: 3.03. Revision Date: 2/13/04 4:02:11 PM.

Recent Drug Updates at DrugIndexOnline:





Acular PF Acular PF
Generic Name: ketorolac tromethamine Dosage Form: Ophthalmic solution 0.5% preservative-free sterile Acular PF Description ACULAR® PF (ketorolac tromethamine ophthalmic solution) Preservative-Free is a member of the pyrrolo-pyrrole group of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for op more...

Clomiphene Clomiphene
Generic Name: Clomiphene Citrate Dosage Form: Tablets Clomiphene Description Clomiphene citrate tablets, USP is an orally administered, nonsteroidal, ovulatory stimulant designated chemically as 2-[p-(2chloro-1,2-diphenylvinyl)phenoxy] triethylamine citrate (1:1). It has the molecular formula of more...

dalfopristin and quinupristin dalfopristin and quinupristin
Generic Name: dalfopristin and quinupristin (dal FOE pris tin and kwi NYOO pris tin) Brand Names: What is dalfopristin and quinupristin? Dalfopristin and quinupristin is a combination antibiotic that fights severe or life-threatening infection caused by bacteria. Dalfopristin and quinup more...

Fentanyl Lozenge Fentanyl Lozenge
Generic Name: Fentanyl Lozenge (FEN-ta-nil) Brand Name: ActiqFentanyl Lozenge is only for breakthrough pain caused by cancer in patients who are already taking a narcotic pain medicine. Severe, sometimes life-threatening, breathing problems can occur in patients using Fentanyl Lozenge even if th more...

Fluocinolone Topical Fluocinolone Topical
Some commonly used brand names are: In the U.S.— Alphatrex 3 Aristocort 20 Aristocort A 20 Betatrex 3 Beta-Val 3 Bio-Syn 9 Cordran 11 Cordran SP 11 Cormax 4 Cutivate 12 Cyclocort 1 Delta-Tritex 20 Dermabet 3 Dermatop 19 Diprolene 3 Diprolene AF 3 Diprosone 3 Elocon 18 Florone 7 Florone E more...

Indapamide Indapamide
Dosage Form: Tablets 1.25 mg and 2.5 mg Rx only Indapamide Description Indapamide is an oral antihypertensive/diuretic. Its molecule contains both a polar sulfamoyl chlorobenzamide moiety and a lipid-soluble methylindoline moiety. It differs chemically from the thiazides in that it does not pos more...

Lowsium Plus Lowsium Plus
Some commonly used brand names are: In the U.S.— Advanced Formula Di-Gel 29 Alamag 2 Alamag Plus 9 Alenic Alka 15 Alenic Alka Extra Strength 18 Alka-Mints 27 Alkets 27 Alkets Extra Strength 27 Almacone 9 Almacone II 9 AlternaGEL 21 Alu-Cap 25 Aludrox 9 Alu-Tab 25 Amitone 27 Amphojel 25 An more...

Phillips' Concentrated Phillips' Concentrated
Some commonly used brand names are: In the U.S.— Agoral 35 Alophen 25 Alphamul 30 Alramucil Orange 7 Alramucil Regular 7 Bisac-Evac 25 Black-Draught 26 Black-Draught Lax-Senna 32 Carter's Little Pills 25 Cholac 14 Citroma 16 Citrucel Orange Flavor 3 Citrucel Sugar-Free Orange Flavor 3 Col more...