Simethicone

From Drugs Prescribing Information
(Redirected from Espumisan)
Jump to: navigation, search

Simeticone.jpg

Contents

[edit] BRAND NAMES

Simethicone


Simeticone/Loperamide:

  • Imodium Plus, Imodium Advanced, Imodium akut, Imodium complex, Imodium Multi-Sympton Relief, Imodiumduo


Simeticone/Alverine

  • Meteospasmyl

[edit] MECHANISM OF ACTION

Simeticone is a physiologically inert substance, which is therefore pharmacologically inactive.

Simethicone increases the rate at which gas bubbles exit the body, by decreasing surface tension, causing them to combine into larger bubbles that can be passed more easily.

[edit] INDICATIONS

  • Simeticone is used to relieve flatulence and bloating commonly referred to as gas.
  • In preparation for image-producing diagnostic examinations
  • Simeticone is also used to relieve infant colic, frequently caused by air swallowing or certain formulas or foods

[edit] DOSAGE

Adults:

  • 40-80 mg three to five times daily (after meals and at bedtime). Up the 240mg three times daily can be taken.


Infants

  • infants under 2 years: 20 mg after meals and at bedtime , may be repeated as needed or as directed by a physician. Do not exceed 12 doses per day.
  • children over 2 years: 40 mg after meals and at bedtime , may be repeated as needed or as directed by a physician. Do not exceed 12 doses per day.

[edit] CONTRAINDICATIONS

Hypersensitivity to simeticone or to any of the excipients

[edit] PRECAUTIONS

If the symptoms persist or worsen, or in the event of prolonged constipation, the patient should seek medical advice.

[edit] PREGNANCY AND LACTATION

Simethicone is safe during pregnancy and lactation

[edit] SIDE EFFECTS

It is very unusual for Simethicone to cause any side-effects

[edit] RELATED LINKS

Why Do I Have Gas?

[edit] BIBLIOGRAPHY

[edit] REFERENCES