Gas, also called flatus or flatulence, is air in the intestine that is passed through the rectum. Air that is passed from the digestive tract through the mouth is called belching .
Gas is formed in the intestines as food is being digested. Gas can make you feel bloated, which may cause crampy or colicky abdominal pain .
Gas can be caused by any of the following:
Eating foods that are difficult to digest, such as fiber . If you recently introduced fiber into your diet, having gas may be temporary. Give it a little time. Your body may adjust and stop producing gas.
Eating foods that you cannot tolerate -- for example, if you have lactose intolerance and eat dairy products
Irritable bowel syndrome
-- a chronic form of stomach upset that gets worse with stress
(when your body cannot absorb or digest a ...
Generic Name: SIMETHICONE CHEWABLE TABLET - ORAL Pronounced: (sye-METH-i-cone) Gas Relief Oral Overdose
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison
control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US
National Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a
provincial poison control center.
Gas Relief Oral Missed Dose
If your child is taking this product on a regular schedule
and misses a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of
the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume the usual dosing schedule. Do
not double the dose to catch up.
Gas Relief Oral Notes
Keep all regular medical and laboratory
Gas Relief Oral Storage
Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30
degrees C) away from moisture, heat, and light. Do not freeze. Do not store in
the bathroom. Refer to storage information printed on the package. If you have
any questions abo...
Alternative Names Floating stools Home Care Floating stools alone do not indicate an illness or problem, and they do not require home care. If a change in diet has caused problems, try to find and eliminate the offending food. Call your health care provider if It is important to discuss a change in stool characteristics with a doctor if it continues for more than a couple of weeks. If blood, fever, or dizziness accompanies these changes, consult a doctor immediately. What to expect at your health care provider's office A health care provider will normally take a family history and disease history, and will perform a physical examination. A stool sample and blood tests may be requested. In most cases, however, these tests will not be needed. You may be asked the following medical history questions: When did you first notice the floating stools? Does it happen all the time or from time to time? What is your basic diet? Does a change in your diet change your stools? Do you have other symptoms? Are the ...
You should knowAnswers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.