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Gas Aide

Generic name: simethicone (pronounced “sye-METH-i-cone”).
Brand names : Alka-Seltzer Anti-Gas Softgels and Bicarsim.
Drug class: Miscellaneous GI agents

What is Gas Aide?

Gas Aide relieves the painful pressure that is caused by excessive gas in your stomach and intestines. This medication can be safely utilized by both infants, children, and adults.Gas aide can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Gas Aide

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your lips, face, tongue, or throat. Your may experience milder adverse effects or none at all. There may be other side effects. If any adverse reactions arise, seek medical advice immediately by consulting your physician and reporting them via the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Please carefully read all instructions provided with your medication, and inform both yourself and healthcare provider of all medical conditions, allergies, and medicines you take.

Before you take this drug

If you have an allergy to Gas Aide, do not use it. If you have a serious illness, such as a stomach or intestinal disorder (or an allergy to drugs), or are taking Gas Aide, you should consult your doctor. Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you're pregnant or nursing. If you have phenylketonuria (PKU), talk to your doctor before using this form of simethicone. If you suffer from phenylketonuria, speak to your physician about taking this form.

Similar/related drugs

diazepam, valium, simethicone, hyoscyamine, mylanta, levsin, aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, and simethicone

How to take Gas Aide?

Stick with the instructions listed on your label or specified by your physician. Simply take the prescribed dose. Gas Aide should be taken after meals and before bedtime for optimal results. Before swallowing, chewable tablets must first be ground into fine particles with your teeth and chewed carefully to release their full force and dissolve completely in your stomach. Measuring liquid medicine accurately is crucial. Use either the provided dosing device or dose-measuring tool (not spoon!) when dosing liquid medications. Gas Aide liquid drops may be added to water, baby formula or other liquids to assist infants and children in swallowing easier. Assemble all necessary supplies before administering any medicine to a child. Follow all directions provided on the label of each medicine; if their symptoms worsen after taking this medicine, consult a healthcare provider immediately. While taking Gas Aide, you may need to adhere to a special diet or increase physical activity levels in order to help manage your condition effectively. Always follow instructions given by a healthcare professional or dietitian on what foods to include or exclude for best results. Store medication away from heat, moisture and light; liquid forms should never freeze.

What happens if I miss the dose?

You may not have a schedule for gas aide, as it is only used when necessary. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip any missed dose. Never take two doses in one go.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 immediately if you suspect poison exposure and seek immediate medical advice or treatment.

What should be avoided?

Use only the antacids that your doctor has prescribed. Some antacids may contain gas.

Interaction with other drug

Gas Aide may be affected by other drugs, such as vitamins and herbal remedies. Inform your doctor of all the medicines you are currently taking and those that you have started or stopped using.