When does a doctor give simethicone?

Doctors sometimes use simethicone in preparation for a medical procedure involving the stomach or intestines, such as an endoscopy. A doctor may also give you simethicone if you are in pain after an operation on your gastrointestinal tract. The usual dose in this situation is 67 mg.

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