Simethicone is an effective antiflatulent. The clinical use of Simethicone is based on its antifoaming properties. The defoaming action of Simethicone relieves flatulence by dispersing and preventing the formation of mucus-surrounded gas pockets in the GI tract. It acts in the stomach and intestines to change the surface tension of gas bubbles, enabling them to coalesce; thus gas is freed and eliminated more easily by belching or passing flatus.
Lefoam Pediatric Drops 15 ml
Take after meals and at bedtime. Can be given with infant’s feeds. Shake the bottle well before each use.
Children less than 2 years of age: 20 mg (0.3 ml Simethicone Paediatric Drops) 4 times daily up to 240 mg/day (3.6 ml Simethicone Paediatric Drops).
Children 2-12 years of age: 40 mg (0.6 ml Simethicone Paediatric Drops) 4 times daily.
Adults: 40-125 mg. 0.6 ml-1.9 ml Simethicone Paediatric Drops; 4 times daily, up to 500 mg/day (7.5 ml Simethicone Paediatric Drops) or 1-3 Simethicone chewable tablets; 4 times daily, up to 500 mg/day (12 Simethicone chewable tablets).