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Little Tummys

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

What are Little Tummys?

Little Tummy relieves the painful pressure that is caused by excessive gas in the stomach or intestines. This medicine can be used by babies, children, and adults.This medication guide does not list all possible uses for Little Tummies.

Side effects of Little Tummys

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your lips, face, or throat.Some side effects may be milder or even non-existent.There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. To report adverse effects, you can contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Please read all the instructions on the label or package of your medication. Inform your healthcare provider about your medical conditions, allergies, and medicines.

Before you take this drug

If you have an allergy to Little Tummy, then it is best not to use the product.If you are allergic or have a serious illness, such as one that affects the stomach or intestines, ask your doctor or pharmacist whether it's safe to take Little Tummies.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, talk to your doctor about using this form.

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How to take Little Tummys?

Follow the instructions on the label or those prescribed by your doctor.Take only the prescribed dose of this medication.It is best to take Little Tummies after meals and before bedtime.The chewable tablet must be chewed before it can be swallowed.Measuring liquid medicine is important. Use the provided dosing device or a dose-measuring tool (not a spoon).You can mix Little Tummy's liquid droplets with water, formula, or other liquids in order to help an infant or child swallow easier.Follow the directions on the label of the medicine when giving Little Tummies to your child. If the child's symptoms don't improve after taking this medicine, call your doctor.While using Little Tummies, you may need to adhere to a special diet and/or increase your level of exercise. Please follow the instructions from your doctor or dietitian. Learn which foods you should eat and avoid in order to control your condition.Store away from heat, moisture, and light. The liquid form of the medicine should not be allowed to freeze.

What happens if I miss the dose?

You may not have a schedule for Little Tummies because it is used as needed. 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 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

What should be avoided?

Ask your doctor about antacids, and only use the ones that your doctor has prescribed. Some antacids may contain little tummies.

Interaction with other drug

Little Tummies may also be affected by other drugs, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your doctor of all the medicines you are currently taking and those that you will begin or stop using.