Wind-eze (Simeticone)

How does it work?

Wind-eze chewable tablets and gel caps both contain the active ingredient simeticone (previously spelt simethicone in the UK), which is a type of medicine called an 'anti-foaming agent'. It reduces the amount of trapped wind in the gut.

Simeticone works by bringing together all the small bubbles of gas that can get trapped among the stomach contents. This forms large bubbles that are more easily expelled by burping or passing wind. The medicine works locally in the gut and is not absorbed into the bloodstream.

The medicine helps to relieve abdominal pain, flatulence, wind and bloating that can be associated with a build up of trapped gas in the stomach or intestines.

One or two chewable tablets or gel caps should be taken three or four times a day as required to relieve symptoms (eg after meals and before going to bed).

What is it used for?

  • Relieving abdominal pain, flatulence, bloating or other symptoms caused by trapped wind in adults.

Warning!

  • Do not exceed the recommended dose.
  • If symptoms persist or get worse despite treatment consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Not to be used in

  • Children under 12 years of age. There are other brands of simeticone suitable for relieving wind in children - see end of factsheet for more details.

This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.

  • This medicine is not absorbed into the bloodstream and as a result is not expected to be harmful if used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, as with all medicines, you should check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Side effects

Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.

  • None known

For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.

How can this medicine affect other medicines?

This medicine is not known to affect any other medicines.

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