This medication is formulated to alleviate symptoms associated with excessive gas, including belching, bloating, and sensations of pressure or discomfort in the gastrointestinal tract. The active ingredient, simethicone, is known for its effectiveness in breaking down gas bubbles within the gut.
Uses and Dosage
Simethicone is available in various forms, including regular tablets, chewable tablets, capsules, and liquid, intended for oral administration. The recommended dosage is typically four times a day, to be taken after meals and at bedtime.
Carefully follow the instructions provided on the package or as indicated on your prescription label. Should any aspect be unclear, seek clarification from your doctor or pharmacist.
For regular tablets and capsules, they should be swallowed whole without crushing or chewing. In the case of chewable tablets, ensure thorough chewing before swallowing, avoiding swallowing them whole.
Do not exceed the daily maximum dosage of six simethicone tablets or eight simethicone capsules unless expressly advised by your doctor. If using the liquid form, it may be mixed with 1 ounce (30 milliliters) of cool water or infant formula as directed.
Always adhere to the prescribed dosage and avoid altering it, either by taking more or less than prescribed, or by increasing the frequency beyond your doctor’s recommendation.
When taken as directed, simethicone usually has no side effects.
Prior to taking simethicone, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any known allergies you may have, including any sensitivities to simethicone or other substances. This product might contain inactive components that could potentially trigger allergic reactions or other adverse effects.
Individuals with existing health conditions should consult their doctor or pharmacist before using this product.
Chewable tablets may contain sugar and/or aspartame. If you have diabetes, phenylketonuria (PKU), or any other condition that necessitates dietary restrictions or avoidance of these substances, caution is advised. Consult your doctor or pharmacist to ensure the safe use of this product in such cases.
If you are pregnant, inform your doctor before using this product.
Simethicone does not pass into breast milk and is not likely to cause harm to a nursing infant.
Form and Strength
Gas-X Extra Strength is available in the following forms and strengths:
Gas-X Extra Strength chewable tablet:
How fast does Gas-X Extra Strength take to work?
Gas-X Extra Strength can begin relieving symptoms in as little as 10 minutes.
Is it OK to take Gas-X Extra Strength on an empty stomach?
Gas-X Extra Strength works best if you take it after meals and at bedtime.