Dartmouth College Health Service
5-7 Rope Ferry Road, HB 6143
Hanover, NH 03755
Gas-X 80 mg. Simethicone (si-METH-i-kone) is used to relieve the painful symptoms of too much gas in the stomach and intestines. Simethicone acts by altering gas bubble surface tension. Take this medicine after meals and at bedtime for best results. For patients taking the chewable tablet form of this medicine, it is important that you chew the tablets thoroughly before you swallow them. This is to allow the medicine to work faster and more completely. There have not been any common or important side effects reported with this medicine. However, if you notice any side effects, check with your doctor.
Last Updated: 12/17/08