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   Alka-Seltzer Anti-Gas

Alka-Seltzer Anti-Gas
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This product is used to relieve symptoms of extra gas such as belching, bloating, and feelings of pressure/discomfort in the stomach/gut. Simethicone helps break up gas bubbles in the gut.

 
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Alka-Seltzer Anti-Gas

Uses
This product is used to relieve symptoms of extra gas such as belching, bloating, and feelings of pressure/discomfort in the stomach/gut. Simethicone helps break up gas bubbles in the gut.
Notes
  • Keep all regular medical and laboratory appointments.If you experience problems with gas, diet changes such as limiting foods known to cause gas and bloating (e.g., beans, cabbage, high-fat foods) or using digestive enzymes may be helpful.
  • Ask your doctor or a dietician for help in reviewing your diet.Belching may be caused by swallowing too much air.
  • Eating/drinking quickly, chewing gum, and smoking can cause you to swallow more air.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from moisture, heat, and light.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Refer to storage information printed on the package.
  • If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.


How To Use
  • Take this product by mouth, usually after meals and at bedtime or as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow the capsules whole.
  • Do not crush or chew the capsules.
  • Follow all directions on the product package.
  • If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.If you are self-treating with simethicone, the usual maximum amount for adults is 500 milligrams daily.If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

Side Effects
  • There are no reports of any side effects due to this medication.
  • However, tell your doctor if you experience any unpleasant effects while taking this medication.A very serious allergic reaction to this product is rare.
  • However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching, swelling (especially of throat/face), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before taking simethicone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication.It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you are taking this product on a regular schedule and miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • If you are taking this product under your doctor's direction, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
  • Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.Tell your doctor of any prescription or nonprescription medications you may take, including any antacids or digestive medications since some combination products may also contain simethicone.

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