Gas-X Infant Drops



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Generic Name: simethicone
(sye METH i cone)

What is Gas-X Infant Drops?

Gas-X Infant Drops allows gas bubbles in the stomach and intestines to come together more easily, which allows for easier passage of gas.

Gas-X Infant Drops is used to relieve painful pressure caused by excess gas in the stomach and intestines. Simethicone is for use in babies, children, and adults.

Gas-X Infant Drops may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Gas-X Infant Drops?

Gas-X Infant Drops works best if you take it after meals and at bedtime.

Do not take more of this medication than is directed.

Gas-X Infant Drops may be only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes a special diet or increased exercise. It is very important to follow the diet and exercise plan created for you by your doctor or nutrition counselor. You should become very familiar with the list of foods you must avoid to help control your condition.

There may be other drugs that can interact with Gas-X Infant Drops. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Gas-X Infant Drops?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to Gas-X Infant Drops.

Before taking Gas-X Infant Drops, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs.

Also tell your doctor if you have any type of serious illness, especially one that involves your stomach or intestines.

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether this medication is harmful to an unborn baby. Before taking Gas-X Infant Drops, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether Gas-X Infant Drops passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take Gas-X Infant Drops?

Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

Do not take more of this medication than is directed.

Gas-X Infant Drops works best if you take it after meals and at bedtime.

The chewable tablet must be chewed before swallowing.

Measure the oral drops with the medicine dropper provided, or use a special dose-measuring spoon. Do not use a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

Clean the medicine dropper after each use. Allow it to air dry.

Some liquid forms of Gas-X Infant Drops must be shaken before each use. Follow the directions on the medicine label.

Gas-X Infant Drops liquid drops can be mixed with water, baby formula, or other liquids to make swallowing easier for an infant or child.

Children should never be given more than the recommended dose of Gas-X Infant Drops. Call your doctor if the child's gas symptoms do not improve after treatment with simethicone.

Gas-X Infant Drops may be only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes a special diet or increased exercise. It is very important to follow the diet and exercise plan created for you by your doctor or nutrition counselor. You should become very familiar with the list of foods you must avoid to help control your condition.

Store Gas-X Infant Drops at room temperature away from moisture, light, and heat. Do not allow the liquid medicine to freeze. Keep all liquid medicine in a tightly closed container.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since Gas-X Infant Drops is taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.

An overdose of Gas-X Infant Drops is not likely to cause life-threatening symptoms.

What should I avoid while taking Gas-X Infant Drops?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while you are using Gas-X Infant Drops.

What are the possible side effects of Gas-X Infant Drops?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

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 other drugs will affect Gas-X Infant Drops?

There may be other drugs that can interact with Gas-X Infant Drops. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about Gas-X Infant Drops.


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 1996-2009 Cerner Multum, Inc. Version: 4.02. Revision Date: 4/12/2009.