Last update: July 1, 2015

Simeticone

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Simethicone is an activated form of dimethicone used to treat flatulence orally.

Dimethicone is a fluid type of silicone with a methyl as organic group radical. Silicones are polymers of silicon tied to oxygen atoms with high molecular weight (see information on silicone and dimethicone).

At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found. Because it is not absorbed through the skin or orally along with a high molecular weight, excretion into breast milk in significant amount or absorption by the infant gut is highly unlikely.

It is also a drug approved for use in young infants.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Simeticone since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Bioavailability 0 %
Molecular weight 21000 daltons

References

  1. Lucassen P. Colic in infants. Clin Evid (Online). 2010 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. Simeticona Ficha técnica 2009 Full text (in our servers)
  3. Mahadevan U, Kane S. American gastroenterological association institute technical review on the use of gastrointestinal medications in pregnancy. Gastroenterology. 2006 Jul;131(1):283-311. Review. Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  4. Nice FJ, Snyder JL, Kotansky BC. Breastfeeding and over-the-counter medications. J Hum Lact. 2000 Nov;16(4):319-31. Review. Erratum in: J Hum Lact 2001 Feb;17(1):90. Abstract
  5. Hagemann TM. Gastrointestinal medications and breastfeeding. J Hum Lact. 1998 Sep;14(3):259-62. Review. Abstract

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