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  • Gas-X...Simethicone

    Hi I am an RD and CLC, but I am pregnant with #1. Is there any information on Simethicone (Main ingredient in Gas-X). Can't find it in the 14th edition. If its under another name, please let me know I'll gladly look it up.

    I have decreased some veggie intake (I prefer the cruciferous veg), but I love legumes also. I am approaching the end of my 1st trimester. I used things like Beano and Gas-X before being pregnant but not since. However, the gas is not triggered by eating these specific foods. It seems to be simply due to pregnancy. I usually get it early in the morning, and late evenings. I am just wondering if the Gas-X can be used for quick relief.

    My midwife says don't use it.

    I've read on the internet that its okay.

    Please advise.
    Last edited by Dykibra; 12-29-2011, 01:23 PM. Reason: ETA

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    Dear Dykibra,

    Simethicone is not rated during pregnancy. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. However, this product is completely unabsorbed, and is highly unlikely to cause birth defects. Hope this information helps.

    Cindy Pride, MSN, CPNP
    TTUHSC InfantRisk Center