Description

Simethicone is a chemically inert, non-systemic gastric defoaming agent that works by altering the elasticity of interfaces of mucus-embedded bubbles in the gastrointestinal tract. The gas bubbles are thus broken down or coalesced and in this form gas is more easily eliminated through eructation or passing flatus.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Silicones
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A03 Drugs for functional gastrointestinal disorders → A03A DRUGS FOR FUNCTIONAL BOWEL DISORDERS → A03AX Other drugs for functional bowel disorders

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