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Simethicone (Degas)

Also known as Flatulex, Gelusil, Mylanta, Maalox Plus, Alamag Plus, Almacone, Almacone-2, Alumina/Magnesia/Simethicone, Antacid Ds, and Antacid I

Simethicone is an oral anti-foaming agent used to reduce bloating, discomfort or pain caused by excessive gas — mainly swallowed air, with small amounts of hydrogen and methane— in the stomach or intestines. Simethicone is a mixture of polydimethylsiloxane and hydrated silica gel.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $7.01 for an average of 21 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed simethicone to treat irritable infant, esophagitis, flatulence, and stomach bloating.

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