Gas-X, also known as simethicone, is an over-the-counter (OTC) medication that is commonly used to relieve symptoms of gas, bloating, and discomfort caused by excessive gas in the stomach and intestines. While Gas-X is generally considered safe and effective for most people, it can cause some side effects.

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This product generally has no side effects, but nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and headache have been reported. These symptoms are usually mild and typically go away on their own within a few days of starting treatment. If you experience any unusual effects after taking this medicine, contact your doctor or pharmacist right away.

A serious allergic reaction to simethicone is rare. If you notice any symptoms of severe allergy; such as rash, hives, itching/swelling or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention right away.

Can Gas-X Interact With Other Medications?

Gas-X can also interact with some medications, including blood thinners and certain antibiotics. If you're taking other medications, it's important to talk to a healthcare professional before taking Gas-X.

Gas-X is also not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, or for children under the age of 2, without consulting a doctor.

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