Lactobacillus reuteri (American Type Culture Collection Strain 55730) versus simethicone
in the treatment of infantile colic: a prospective randomized study.
is an anti-gas agent that is widely used to treat infantile colic, although previous studies have found it to be no more effective than placebo.
Phazyme is the brand name of gelcaps containing simethicone
, a gas remedy for humans.
is the ingredient in anti-gas products like Gas-X, Maalox Anti Gas and Phazyme.
There are no studies of simethicone
in infants during air travel.
It should be noted that no benefits have been demonstrated for simethicone
, a frequently-used, relatively harmless, over-the-counter anti-flatulent agent (Garrison & Christakis, 2000).
Comparison of Antacids Acid Neutralizing Capacity Aluminum Magnesium Name of Antacid (mEq/5 ml) Content Content Amphojel 10 320 -- Basaljel 12 -- -- DiGel -- 200 200 Gaviscon -- -- -- Gelusil 12 200 200 Gelusil II 24 400 400 Maalox 15 225 200 Maalox (concentrate) 27 600 300 Milk of Magnesia 14 -- 390 Mylanta II 25 400 400 Riopan 15 -- -- Riopan Plus 15 -- -- Riopan XS 30 -- -- (extra strength) Simethicone
Sodium Other Name of Antacid Content Content Content Amphojel -- 2.
, activated charcoal, and digestive enzymes, such as the lactose supplement lactase, are among those doctors often recommend.
Antacids containing simethicone
can also reduce gas and bloating and several prescription drugs are available.
Various forms of silicone are used to coat medical devices such as syringes and hypodermic needles, and simethicone
, an oral derivative of silicone, is available in several over-the-counter antiflatulent agents.
I thought it was the simethicone
- the chemical in the anti-foam agent that dampens bubbles.