Simethicone

Active ingredient description

Simethicone is a chemically inert, non-systemic gastric defoaming agent that works by altering the elasticity of interfaces of mucus-embedded bubbles in the gastrointestinal tract. The gas bubbles are thus broken down or coalesced and in this form gas is more easily eliminated through eructation or passing flatus.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Silicones
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A03 Drugs for functional gastrointestinal disorders → A03A DRUGS FOR FUNCTIONAL BOWEL DISORDERS → A03AX Other drugs for functional bowel disorders
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Medicines

Simethicone is the active ingredient of these drugs:

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Hong Kong Ireland United Kingdom

Brazil

Brazil

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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Canada Cyprus Hong Kong Poland United Kingdom

Austria Germany

Germany

Brazil

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Canada

Canada

Hong Kong

Singapore

Austria Estonia Germany

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France

Singapore

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Germany

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Simethicone is also found within below combination drugs:

ACOLIC , ACTAL PLUS , ACTONORM , ALLUMAG MPS , ALMAGCON , ALMAGEL NEO , ALMECON , ALMETIN , ALOPER , ALTACITE PLUS , ALUMAG PLUS , ANMAX , ANTACIN-IMP , ANTAD , ANTASINE-D , AVARIN , BARCALONA , BEATACID , BERCLOMIN , BIO-GASTAL , BOTHEME , CARBEX , CARBOSYLANE , CARBOSYMAG , CENVITE , CLENSIA , COLIMIX , DICYMINE CO , DIMEGEL , DIOVOL PLUS , DIOVOL PLUS ALUMINUM FREE , DOLOSPASMYL , DUOSED EXTRA STOMACH , EVILINE , FEDRA-GEL-S , FLATORIL , FLATUGEL , FORTASEC PLUS , GASEDIN-U , GASTRIKON , GASTROGEL , GELMAX DIM , GELUSIL PLUS , HELOPANFLAT , HYDROSIL , IMODIUM ADVANCED , IMODIUM COMPLETE , IMODIUM DUAL ACTION , IMODIUM DUO , IMODIUM PLUS , KOLANTICON , LANTACID , MAALOX PLUS , MAGNAZIA , MAGSIL , MANTI , MEGAGEL , MERASYN , METEOSPASMYL , METEOXANE , MYLANTA , MYLANTA PLUS , MYTANCID , PANASID , POLYSILANE DELALANDE , POLYSILIC , PRODIGEST , PROLIN , RIOPONE PLUS , RUBRAGEL , SILOX , SIMALVIA , SIMECO , SIMEGEL , SINWELL , SINWILCON , SPASMALVEX , STOMGEL , STOPERAN S , SUNTACID , TRILOXANE-S , TRILOZANE , U-LANTA , ULCOGEL EXTRA STOMACH , UNI-DROSIL , VYLING VYFUNSIL , WELMAGEL , WIND RELIEF , XIMEPEG , ZANTARIS , ZIGATAB

Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

92RU3N3Y1O - DIMETHICONE

SNOMED-CT

387442005 - Simeticone (substance)