What is Simethicone?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Simethicone is an antiflatulent used for the relief of bloating, pressure, and discomfort of gas. It is also used for postoperative gas pain or for use in endoscopic examination.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Flatulence 20 3
Abdominal bloating 18 2
Support digestive health 5 0
Bowel irritability 4 0
Abdominal pain 2 1
Gas pain 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Simethicone

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Simethicone

Dosage Patients
80mg as needed 2
40 mg/0.6 mL daily 1
80 mg daily 1
125 mg daily 1
125 mg three times daily 1
1,200 units twice daily 1
125mg as needed 1
180mg as needed 1
2 180mg as needed 1
60mg as needed 1

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Why patients stopped taking Simethicone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
See all 4 patients who’ve stopped taking Simethicone

Duration

Currently taking Simethicone

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Simethicone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 2
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Simethicone

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Rejoice
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 45
Condition: Hemiplegic Migraine 27 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Hemiplegic Migraine

See Rejoice's full Simethicone history

Feb 21, 2016 (Started Mar 05, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Flatulence)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Gas pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Abdominal bloating)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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