CAS Number: 9006-65-9
Dimethicone is a fluid type of silicone with a methyl as organic group radical. Silicones are polymers of silicon tied to oxygen atoms with high molecular weight (see information on silicone and dimethicone). Dimethicone is water repellent and it is used in creams, dressings for skin protection and pediculicides. An activated form of Dimethicone is Simethicone that is used for treatment of flatulence (see info on Simethicone) At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found. Because it is not absorbed through the skin or orally along with a high molecular weight, excretion into breast milk in significant amount or absorption by the infant gut is highly unlikely. See below the information of these related products:
Phazyme | Simethicone Capsule, Gelatin Coated is safe in breastfeeding and should not create any health problem for your baby but in case you feel any health issue associated with Phazyme | Simethicone Capsule, Gelatin Coated you should contact your doctor or health care provider. Be it pregnancy or lactation you shall keep your doctor informed.
Definitely, Phazyme | Simethicone Capsule, Gelatin Coated is safe in lactation for baby. No wonder your doctor has recommended it.
No extra baby monitoring required while mother is using Phazyme | Simethicone Capsule, Gelatin Coated
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