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
Bowel irritability 5 0
Support digestive health 5 0
Acid reflux 4 3
Abdominal 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 1
Mild 1
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Simethicone

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Simethicone

Dosage Patients
125 mg daily 2
200 mg-200 mg-20 mg/5 mL weekly 1
80 mg daily 1
180 mg daily 1
250 mg daily 1
125 mg three times daily 1
1,200 units twice daily 1
166mg as needed 1
180mg as needed 1
2 180mg as needed 1

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Why patients stopped taking Simethicone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
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Duration

Currently taking Simethicone

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

Stopped taking Simethicone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
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 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 2
Not specified 3
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2 patient evaluations for Simethicone

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Rejoice
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Rejoice
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 45
Condition: Spinal Stenosis 28 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Spinal Stenosis

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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ozzieartist
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ozzieartist
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See ozzieartist's full Simethicone history

Apr 1, 2013 (Started Jun 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg-200 mg-20 mg/5 mL Daily

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