Alginic Acid/Aluminium Hydroxide/Magnesium/Simethicone Uses

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Consists of Alginic Acid, Aluminium Hydroxide, Magnesium, Simethicone

Alginic Acid indications

An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.
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Oral

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

Adult: Used in combination with antacid or histamine H2-receptor antagonist. Each tablet contains alginic acid 200 mg, dried aluminium hyroxide 80 mg, magnesium trisilicate 40 mg and sodium bicarbonate 70 mg: 1-2 tablets 4 times daily.

Uses of Alginic Acid in details

There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

This medication is a mineral supplement used to prevent and treat low amounts of magnesium in the blood. Magnesium is very important for the normal functioning of cells, nerves, muscles, bones, and the heart. Usually, a well-balanced diet provides normal blood levels of magnesium. However, certain situations cause your body to lose magnesium faster than you can replace it from your diet. These situations include treatment with "water pills" (diuretics such as furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide), a poor diet, alcoholism, or other medical conditions (e.g., severe diarrhea/vomiting, stomach/intestinal absorption problems, poorly controlled diabetes).

How to use Alginic Acid

Take this product by mouth as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

It is best to take magnesium supplements with a meal to reduce stomach upset and diarrhea unless otherwise directed by the product instructions or your doctor.

Take each dose with a full glass (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) of water unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Swallow extended-release capsules and delayed-release/enteric coated tablets or capsules whole. Do not crush or chew extended-release or delayed-release/enteric coated capsules or tablets. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Also, do not split extended-release tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing.

If you are using a liquid product, use a medication measuring device to carefully measure the dose. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. If you are using a suspension, shake the bottle well before each dose.

Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to take it at the same time(s) each day. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than directed on the product package or by your doctor. Too much magnesium in the blood can cause serious side effects.

Tell your doctor if symptoms of low magnesium blood levels (e.g., muscle cramps, tiredness, irritability, depression) persist or worsen. If you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

Alginic Acid dosage

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Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

Adult: Used in combination with antacid or histamine H2-receptor antagonist. Each tablet contains alginic acid 200 mg, dried aluminium hyroxide 80 mg, magnesium trisilicate 40 mg and sodium bicarbonate 70 mg: 1-2 tablets 4 times daily.

Alginic Acid interactions

Alginic Acid Candor Biotech reduces the intensity of the drugs that stimulate the smooth muscles of the uterus, anabolic steroids, gonadotropin-releasing hormone of the anterior pituitary.

This medication reduces the lactogenic effect of oxytocin.

Progesterone enhances the action of diuretics, antihypertensive drugs, immunosuppressive drugs. Simultaneous administration of Alginic Acid Candor Biotech with barbiturates it is marked decrease of progesterone effects.

Alginic Acid side effects

Stomach upset and diarrhea may occur. Taking this product with a meal helps to reduce these effects. If either of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Alginic Acid contraindications

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Severe liver or kidney problems, hepatitis, thromboembolic disease, vaginal bleeding of not established genesis, breast carcinoma (except for cases in which progesterone is used in a combination therapy of this disease).

Aluminium Hydroxide indications

An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.

Aluminium Hydroxide is a vaccine which helps prevent hepatitis A and typhoid

fever. Hepatitis A is an infectious illness of the liver caused by a virus.

Typhoid fever is an infectious illness caused by a type of bacteria called

Salmonella typhi.

This vaccine should only be given to adults and teenagers aged 15

years and above.

Uses of Aluminium Hydroxide in details

There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

Aluminum hydroxide either alone or in combination with some other drugs is used to treat heartburn, upset or sour stomach, peptic ulcer and related pain, gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD). It is also used in patients with kidney problems to reduce phosphate levels.

Aluminium Hydroxide description

A metallic element that has the atomic number 13, atomic symbol Al, and atomic weight 26.98. [PubChem]

Aluminium Hydroxide dosage

Oral

As an antacid

Adult: Up to 1 g daily.

Oral

Hyperphosphataemia in patients with chronic renal failure

Adult: Dose is adjusted to the individual patient's requirement. Up to 10 g/day may be given in divided doses with meals.

Max

Dosage: 10 g daily in divided doses.

Aluminium Hydroxide interactions

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Using other medicines and vaccines

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently

taken any other medicines including medicines obtained without

prescription. Aluminium Hydroxide can be given at the same time as most other

routine vaccines. The doctor will ensure that the vaccines are injected

separately and into different parts of the body. Aluminium Hydroxide must not be

mixed with other vaccines in the same syringe.

In particular talk to your doctor if:

• you are to be given ‘yellow fever vaccine

Aluminium Hydroxide side effects

Allergic reactions (these may occur with up to 1 in 10,000 doses of

the vaccine)

If you have an allergic reaction, see your doctor straight away. The

signs may include:

• your face swelling

• low blood pressure

• difficulty breathing

• your skin going blue

• loss of consciousness.

These signs usually start very soon after the injection has been given to

you. See a doctor straight away if they happen after leaving the clinic.

Other side effects include:

Very Common (these may occur with 1 in 10 doses or more of the

vaccine)

• pain and redness at the injection site

Common (these may occur with up to 1 in 10 doses of the vaccine)

• swelling at the injection site

• feeling generally unwell

• headache

• general aches

• a high temperature (fever)

• feeling sick

• itching.

Very Rare (these may occur with up to 1 in 10,000 doses of the vaccine)

• fainting

• skin rashes

• fits (convulsions)

• joint or muscle pains

• problems with your nerves, signs may include: pins and needles,

loss of feeling or numbness, problems moving your arms and legs or

difficulty with walking and moving about.

Aluminium Hydroxide contraindications

Aluminium Hydroxide should not be given if:

• you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Aluminium Hydroxide or any of the

ingredients (listed in Section 6)

• you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any other hepatitis A injection or

any other typhoid injection

• you are allergic to neomycin, an antibiotic used to treat skin infections

• you have a high temperature (fever).

Aluminium Hydroxide should not be given if any of the above applies to you. If you

are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before having Aluminium Hydroxide.

What is Magnesium?

Magnesium is used as a dietary supplement for individuals who are deficient in magnesium. Although a balanced diet usually supplies all the magnesium a person needs, magnesium supplements may be needed by patients who have lost magnesium because of illness or treatment with certain medicines.

Lack of magnesium may lead to irritability, muscle weakness, and irregular heartbeat.

Injectable magnesium is given only by or under the supervision of a health care professional. Some oral magnesium preparations are available only with a prescription. Others are available without a prescription.

Magnesium indications

An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.

Magnesium Sulfate Injection, USP is suitable for replacement therapy in Magnesium deficiency, especially in acute hypomagnesemia accompanied by signs of tetany similar to those observed in hypocalcemia. In such cases, the serum Magnesium (Mg++) level is usually below the lower limit of normal (1.5 to 2.5 mEq/liter) and the serum calcium (Ca++) level is normal (4.3 to 5.3 mEq/liter) or elevated.

In total parenteral nutrition (TPN), Magnesium sulfate may be added to the nutrient admixture to correct or prevent hypomagnesemia which can arise during the course of therapy.

Magnesium Sulfate Injection, USP is also indicated for the prevention and control of seizures (convulsions) in pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, respectively.

How should I use Magnesium?

Use magnesium as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use magnesium.

Uses of Magnesium in details

There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

This medication is a mineral supplement used to prevent and treat low amounts of magnesium in the blood. Magnesium is very important for the normal functioning of cells, nerves, muscles, bones, and the heart. Usually, a well-balanced diet provides normal blood levels of magnesium. However, certain situations cause your body to lose magnesium faster than you can replace it from your diet. These situations include treatment with "water pills" (diuretics such as furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide), a poor diet, alcoholism, or other medical conditions (e.g., severe diarrhea/vomiting, stomach/intestinal absorption problems, poorly controlled diabetes).

How to use Magnesium

Take this product by mouth as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

It is best to take magnesium supplements with a meal to reduce stomach upset and diarrhea unless otherwise directed by the product instructions or your doctor.

Take each dose with a full glass (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) of water unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Swallow extended-release capsules and delayed-release/enteric coated tablets or capsules whole. Do not crush or chew extended-release or delayed-release/enteric coated capsules or tablets. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Also, do not split extended-release tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing.

If you are using a liquid product, use a medication measuring device to carefully measure the dose. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. If you are using a suspension, shake the bottle well before each dose.

Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to take it at the same time(s) each day. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than directed on the product package or by your doctor. Too much magnesium in the blood can cause serious side effects.

Tell your doctor if symptoms of low magnesium blood levels (e.g., muscle cramps, tiredness, irritability, depression) persist or worsen. If you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

Magnesium dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Hypomagnesemia

500 to 1000 mg magnesium gluconate (27 to 54 mg elemental magnesium) orally 3 times a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Dietary Supplement

500 to 1000 mg magnesium gluconate (27 to 54 mg elemental magnesium) orally once a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Hypomagnesemia

10 to 20 mg/kg of elemental magnesium per dose orally 4 times a day. Use magnesium gluconate oral liquid preparations for more accurate measurement of dose.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Do not use without physician supervision in patients with renal impairment due to increased risk of hypermagnesemia. The use of magnesium salts are generally contraindicated in patients with severe renal dysfunction.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Dose Adjustments

May increase by 500 to 1,000 mg/day (27 to 54 mg elemental magnesium) in order to achieve a normal serum magnesium level. Daily doses > 1,000 mg (54 mg elemental magnesium) should be given in 2 to 3 divided doses.

Precautions

Because magnesium is primarily eliminated by the kidney, there is significant risk of hypermagnesemia in patients with renal dysfunction.

Dialysis

Data not available; however, use of magnesium salts is generally contraindicated in renal failure.

Other Comments

Magnesium supplements are often used with "low normal" serum magnesium levels in patients predisposed to hypomagnesemia (e.g., patients on diuretics).

Magnesium interactions

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What other drugs will affect Magnesium?

Alfacalcidol: May increase the serum concentration of Magnesium Salts. Consider therapy modification

Alpha-Lipoic Acid: Magnesium Salts may decrease the absorption of Alpha-Lipoic Acid. Alpha-Lipoic Acid may decrease the absorption of Magnesium Salts. Consider therapy modification

Baloxavir Marboxil: Polyvalent Cation Containing Products may decrease the serum concentration of Baloxavir Marboxil. Avoid combination

Bictegravir: Polyvalent Cation Containing Products may decrease the serum concentration of Bictegravir. Management: Administer bictegravir under fasting conditions at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after polyvalent cation containing products. Coadministration of bictegravir with or 2 hours after most polyvalent cation products is not recommended. Consider therapy modification

Bisphosphonate Derivatives: Polyvalent Cation Containing Products may decrease the serum concentration of Bisphosphonate Derivatives. Management: Avoid administration of oral medications containing polyvalent cations within: 2 hours before or after tiludronate/clodronate/etidronate; 60 minutes after oral ibandronate; or 30 minutes after alendronate/risedronate. Exceptions: Pamidronate; Zoledronic Acid. Consider therapy modification

Calcitriol (Systemic): May increase the serum concentration of Magnesium Salts. Management: Consider using a non-magnesium-containing antacid or phosphate-binding product in patients also receiving calcitriol. If magnesium-containing products must be used with calcitriol, serum magnesium concentrations should be monitored closely. Consider therapy modification

Calcium Channel Blockers: May enhance the adverse/toxic effect of Magnesium Salts. Magnesium Salts may enhance the hypotensive effect of Calcium Channel Blockers. Monitor therapy

Deferiprone: Polyvalent Cation Containing Products may decrease the serum concentration of Deferiprone. Management: Separate administration of deferiprone and oral medications or supplements that contain polyvalent cations by at least 4 hours. Consider therapy modification

Dolutegravir: Magnesium Salts may decrease the serum concentration of Dolutegravir. Management: Administer dolutegravir at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after oral magnesium salts. Administer the dolutegravir/rilpivirine combination product at least 4 hours before or 6 hours after oral magnesium salts. Consider therapy modification

Doxercalciferol: May enhance the hypermagnesemic effect of Magnesium Salts. Management: Consider using a non-magnesium-containing antacid or phosphate-binding product in patients also receiving doxercalciferol. If magnesium-containing products must be used with doxercalciferol, serum magnesium concentrations should be monitored closely. Consider therapy modification

Eltrombopag: Polyvalent Cation Containing Products may decrease the serum concentration of Eltrombopag. Management: Administer eltrombopag at least 2 hours before or 4 hours after oral administration of any polyvalent cation containing product. Consider therapy modification

Elvitegravir: Polyvalent Cation Containing Products may decrease the serum concentration of Elvitegravir. Management: Administer elvitegravir 2 hours before or 6 hours after the administration of polyvalent cation containing products. Consider therapy modification

Gabapentin: Magnesium Salts may enhance the CNS depressant effect of Gabapentin. Specifically, high dose intravenous/epidural magnesium sulfate may enhance the CNS depressant effects of gabapentin. Magnesium Salts may decrease the serum concentration of Gabapentin. Management: Administer gabapentin at least 2 hours after use of a magnesium-containing antacid. Monitor patients closely for evidence of reduced response to gabapentin therapy. Monitor for CNS depression if high dose IV/epidural magnesium sulfate is used. Consider therapy modification

Levothyroxine: Magnesium Salts may decrease the serum concentration of Levothyroxine. Management: Separate administration of oral levothyroxine and oral magnesium salts by at least 4 hours. Consider therapy modification

Multivitamins/Fluoride (with ADE): Magnesium Salts may decrease the serum concentration of Multivitamins/Fluoride (with ADE). Specifically, magnesium salts may decrease fluoride absorption. Management: To avoid this potential interaction separate the administration of magnesium salts from administration of a fluoride-containing product by at least 1 hour. Consider therapy modification

Mycophenolate: Magnesium Salts may decrease the serum concentration of Mycophenolate. Management: Separate doses of mycophenolate and oral magnesium salts. Monitor for reduced effects of mycophenolate if taken concomitant with oral magnesium salts. Consider therapy modification

Neuromuscular-Blocking Agents: Magnesium Salts may enhance the neuromuscular-blocking effect of Neuromuscular-Blocking Agents. Monitor therapy

PenicillAMINE: Polyvalent Cation Containing Products may decrease the serum concentration of PenicillAMINE. Management: Separate the administration of penicillamine and oral polyvalent cation containing products by at least 1 hour. Consider therapy modification

Phosphate Supplements: Magnesium Salts may decrease the serum concentration of Phosphate Supplements. Management: Administer oral phosphate supplements as far apart from the administration of an oral magnesium salt as possible to minimize the significance of this interaction. Exceptions: Sodium Glycerophosphate Pentahydrate. Consider therapy modification

Quinolones: Magnesium Salts may decrease the serum concentration of Quinolones. Management: Administer oral quinolones several hours before (4 h for moxi/pe/spar-, 2 h for others) or after (8 h for moxi-, 6 h for cipro/dela-, 4 h for lome/pe-, 3 h for gemi-, and 2 h for levo-, nor-, or ofloxacin or nalidixic acid) oral magnesium salts. Exceptions: LevoFLOXacin (Oral Inhalation). Consider therapy modification

Raltegravir: Magnesium Salts may decrease the serum concentration of Raltegravir. Management: Avoid the use of oral / enteral magnesium salts with raltegravir. No dose separation schedule has been established that adequately reduces the magnitude of interaction. Avoid combination

Tetracyclines: Magnesium Salts may decrease the absorption of Tetracyclines. Only applicable to oral preparations of each agent. Management: Avoid coadministration of oral magnesium salts and oral tetracyclines. If coadministration cannot be avoided, administer oral magnesium at least 2 hours before, or 4 hours after, oral tetracyclines. Monitor for decreased tetracycline therapeutic effects. Exceptions: Eravacycline. Consider therapy modification

Trientine: Polyvalent Cation Containing Products may decrease the serum concentration of Trientine. Management: Avoid concomitant administration of trientine and oral products that contain polyvalent cations. If oral iron supplements are required, separate the administration by 2 hours. If other oral polyvalent cations are needed, separate administration by 1 hour. Consider therapy modification

Magnesium side effects

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What are the possible side effects of Magnesium?

The adverse effects of parenterally administered Magnesium usually are the result of Magnesium intoxication. These include flushing, sweating, hypotension, depressed reflexes, flaccid paralysis, hypothermia, circulatory collapse, cardiac and central nervous system depression proceeding to respiratory paralysis. Hypocalcemia with signs of tetany secondary to Magnesium sulfate therapy for eclampsia has been reported.

Magnesium contraindications

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What is the most important information I should know about Magnesium?

Do NOT use Calcium Carbonate/Magnesium Carbonate if:

you are allergic to any ingredient in Calcium Carbonate/Magnesium Carbonate

you have an increased calcium level in your blood

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

What is Simethicone?

Simethicone is used to relieve the painful symptoms of too much gas in the stomach and intestines.

Simethicone may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Simethicone is available without a prescription.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, simethicone is used in certain patients before the following tests:

Simethicone indications

An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.

this antacid is useful for the temporary relief of occasional indigestion and heartburn. Frequent, daily or nightly symptoms usually mean a more serious problem. Antacids by themselves do not correct these problems. The medications that are now available to treat acid problems are generally superior to antacids.

The second and more important use of calcium carbonate is as a source of calcium, necessary for bones and teeth and to prevent osteoporosis. A quart of milk contains about 1500 mg of calcium which is about what you need. Otherwise this or a similar calcium preparation can be taken.

How should I use Simethicone?

Use Simethicone as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Simethicone.

Uses of Simethicone in details

There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

This product is used to relieve symptoms of extra gas caused by air swallowing or certain foods/infant formulas. Simethicone helps break up gas bubbles in the gut.

How to use Simethicone

Shake the container well before each use. Give this product by mouth as needed, usually after meals and at bedtime, or as directed by the doctor. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult the doctor or pharmacist.

Fill the dropper to the correct dosage and squeeze the liquid slowly into the baby's mouth, towards the inner cheek. You can also measure the correct dosage with the dropper and mix it in 1 ounce of cool water, infant formula, or juice. Mix well and give the solution to your baby. The proper dosage is based on your child's age and weight.

If you are treating the child yourself (without direction from a doctor), do not use more than 12 doses of simethicone per day.

Clean the dropper well after each use and close the bottle tightly.

If your child's condition persists or worsens, or if you think there may be a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

Simethicone dosage

Simethicone Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 125 mg; 60 mg; 95 mg; 40 mg/0.6 mL; 180 mg; 80 mg; 62.5 mg; 166 mg; 50 mg/5 mL; 40 mg; 150 mg; 250 mg; 62.5 mg/5 mL

The information at Drugs.com is not a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Flatulence

40 to 125 mg orally after meals and at bedtime, not to exceed 500 mg/24 hours.

Usual Adult Dose for Functional Gastric Disorder

40 to 125 mg orally after meals and at bedtime, not to exceed 500 mg/24 hours.

Usual Adult Dose for Postoperative Gas Pains

40 to 125 mg orally after meals and at bedtime, not to exceed 500 mg/24 hours.

Usual Adult Dose for Endoscopy or Radiology Premedication

67 mg as an oral suspension in 2.5 mL of water given shortly before the procedure.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Flatulence

0 to <2 years: 20 mg orally 4 times a day.

2 to 12 years: 40 mg orally 4 times a day. For the 40 mg strips, allow 1 strip to dissolve on the tongue as needed after meals and at bedtime. Do not exceed 6 strips in 24 hours except under the advice and supervision of a physician.

12 to 18 years: 40 to 125 mg orally after meals and at bedtime as needed, not to exceed 500 mg/24 hours.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Endoscopy or Radiology Premedication

Child >12 years: 67 mg as an oral suspension in 2.5 mL of water given shortly before the procedure.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

There is limited information on the use of simethicone in infants and children. Simethicone is not recommended for the treatment of infant colic.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Doses greater than 500 mg a day are generally not recommended.

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Simethicone interactions

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What other drugs will affect Simethicone?

If you are taking this product under your doctor's direction, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.

Tell your doctor of any prescription or nonprescription medications you may take, including any antacids or digestive medications since some combination products may also contain simethicone.

Simethicone can decrease the absorption of thyroid medications (such as levothyroxine). If you take thyroid medication, take it at least 4 hours before or after products that contain simethicone.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

Simethicone side effects

See also:
What are the possible side effects of Simethicone?

Applies to simethicone: oral capsule, oral capsule liquid filled, oral liquid, oral solution, oral suspension, oral syrup, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable

There have not been any common or important side effects reported with this medicine. However, if you notice any side effects, check with your doctor.

Simethicone contraindications

See also:
What is the most important information I should know about Simethicone?

Hypersensitivity to simethicone or any component of the formulation

Active ingredient matches for Alginic Acid/Aluminium Hydroxide/Magnesium/Simethicone:

Alginic Acid/Aluminium Hydroxide/Magnesium/Simethicone


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References

  1. PubChem. "Simethicone". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sub... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. DrugBank. "Simethicone - DrugBank". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB09512 (accessed September 17, 2018).

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