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Infants’ Mylicon Gas Relief

SYMPTOMS

What causes my baby to cry?

Common causes of an upset infant can include:

  • Gas: occasional gas is very normal. Gas bubbles can cause bloating and discomfort, making the baby cry. Many infants with gas will also pull their legs up, lying in a curled position to help relieve their discomfort. Mylicon drops can provide relief for your baby by gently breaking up the gas bubbles.
  • Pain: Generally unmistakably loud and sudden, with long, high-pitched shrieks, followed by a pause and then a wail. If you are unable to find a cause, you should call your healthcare provider immediately if this type of crying persists or if the baby is inconsolable.
  • Loneliness or boredom: Often, your baby’s coos will turn to a wail if she doesn’t get the attention she wants or needs. Rest assured that no amount of love, cuddling, hugging and consoling will spoil your baby in the first six months; so go ahead and pick her up.
  • Exhaustion or discomfort: If your baby’s cries are whiny, nasal and continuous, chances are she’s overtired, about to have a bowel movement, too warm, too cold or otherwise uncomfortable.
  • Other reasons: If your baby is “good” all day, sometimes she just needs to release energy by crying. This usually occurs at the end of the day. Also, some babies are just fussy by nature. Irritable crying varies in duration and can happen randomly, without an apparent cause.

What are common signs of infant gas?

Check with your pediatrician; some common signs include:

  • Your baby is excessively fussy after most feedings
  • Your baby is kicking or pumping his/her legs
  • Your baby’s belly looks bloated or full
  • Note: If your baby has a fever, it could be something more serious than gas and you should consult with your baby’s pediatrician

Is Mylicon right for my baby’s fussiness?

Mylicon relieves the discomfort of infant gas, which is frequently caused by air swallowing or by certain formulas/foods, by gently breaking down air bubbles trapped in the stomach. If you are unsure, always call your pediatrician’s office.


When to call the doctor when my baby is crying?

You should not hesitate to call your pediatrician’s office if you have any questions about your baby’s fussiness. And even if you think your baby may just be fussy, you should call your doctor if your baby:

  • Refuses to feed for multiple feedings
  • Has diarrhea and vomits more than usual
  • Has a cold that does not improve or gets worse
  • Has a rash
  • Has ear drainage
  • Will not stop crying
  • Has a fever

PRODUCT

Is Mylicon effective?

Yes. The active ingredient in Mylicon, Simethicone, works in the stomach to gently break up gas bubbles, and is not absorbed into your baby’s system.


Is Mylicon safe?

Yes. Mylicon is safe when used as directed. Its active ingredient, Simethicone, works in the stomach to gently break up gas bubbles, and is not absorbed into your baby’s system. If you have any concerns, you should check with your pediatrician.


What is the required dosage?

Mylicon is labeled for use by infants and children, and the dosages follow:

Age (years) Weight (lbs) Dose (ml)
Infants under 2 Under 24 0.3
Children over 2 Over 24 0.6

Use the dosing syringe that comes with Mylicon products and be sure to read the markings carefully to help ensure that your infant or child receives the correct dose of medicine.


How long can I give Mylicon Drops to my baby?

Use only as directed. There is no time limit indicated on the package label; however, if your child experiences symptoms frequently, we recommend that you consult your child’s pediatrician. You should not give more than 12 doses per day.

Can Mylicon Drops interact with other medication(s) that I am giving my baby at the same time?
Simethicone is the active ingredient in Mylicon Drops. If your baby takes other medications, you should consult his/her doctor or pharmacist prior to using Mylicon.


Can I use Mylicon Drops to treat colic?

Mylicon is not indicated for colic. If you feel your baby has colic, you should talk to your doctor.


Is there a minimum age at which it is considered safe for Mylicon drops to be given?

Mylicon Drops can be given to children of any age, including newborns. Use only as directed and do not exceed 12 doses per day. If you have any questions, you should ask your pediatrician.


Does Mylicon contain any nuts (including peanuts, tree nuts)?

Mylicon does not contain nuts.


Does Mylicon contain lactose?

Mylicon does not contain lactose.


Does Mylicon contain milk or any milk derivatives?

Mylicon does not contain milk or any milk derivatives.


Does Mylicon contain dyes?

Mylicon Original Drops contain dyes which are considered safe for human consumption. Mylicon Dye-Free Drops do not contain dyes.


Does Mylicon contain gluten?

Mylicon does not contain gluten.


Does Mylicon contain wheat?

Mylicon does not contain wheat.


Does Mylicon contain sulfites?

Mylicon does not contain sulfites.


Does Mylicon contain alcohol?

Mylicon does not contain alcohol.


Does Mylicon contain sugar?

Mylicon does not contain sugar. It is formulated with non-sugar sweeteners such as sorbitol, which is derived from sugar and provides half the calories of sugar.


Does Mylicon contain artificial flavors? (e.g., additives or flavors)

Mylicon contains no artificial flavors.


What should I do if my child takes more than the recommended dose?

You should call 911 and seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Control Help Line at 1-800-222-1222.

PRODUCT USE

Why is the expiration date important?

Medicine is given an expiration date to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the product. It’s not recommended you use medicine beyond its expiration date.


Can I use another measuring device in place of the dosing syringe provided with Mylicon?

This dosing syringe is specific to Mylicon, and is marked correctly to ensure your baby gets the correct dose of Mylicon.


If the product is kept outside of the recommended temperature listed on the package, can it still be used?

It is not advisable to use products stored outside of the recommended storage temperature (68°-77° F), since pharmaceutical products have a specific storage temperature range. The temperature should be maintained to ensure the product’s ability to produce beneficial effects.


Can Mylicon be mixed with milk or water?

Yes. You may follow label instructions and mix the dosage with 1 oz of cool water, infant formula or other appropriate liquid.

STORAGE

How can I keep Mylicon out of reach of children?

All Mylicon products contain child-resistant packaging. However, it is important to keep all medications out of sight and reach of children at all times. Here are a few tips that can help:

  • Make sure you store medicine in a place your children can’t reach. Because some children can climb (using the toilet or countertops), locked cabinets are the safest place to keep your medicines.
  • Put medicines away every time. Never leave them out on a kitchen counter or at a sick child’s bedside – even if you know you will need to give your child medicine again in a few hours.
  • Dispose your old medicine in a way that your child cannot reach it.

What is the recommended temperature for storing Mylicon?

It is not advisable to use products stored outside of the recommended storage temperatures (68°-77° F), since pharmaceutical products have a specific storage temperature range. The temperature should be maintained to ensure the product’s ability to produce beneficial effects.

OTHER

What are the hours when I can call the Consumer Support Center?

The Mylicon Consumer Support Center is open to receive your calls between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Eastern time), Monday through Friday. The telephone number is 1-855-848-3284.


Where can I buy your products?

Mylicon products are available in all major food, drug and merchant retailers, including CVS, Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kroger, Albertsons, Target and Meijer.


How much do Mylicon products cost?

Retail prices are determined by the individual retailer and not by the makers of Mylicon. However, you can expect the price of Mylicon to be comparable to that of other leading infant gas remedy products at most retail stores.


I am a consumer and would like product samples please.

We’re sorry, but product samples are not available at this time.

Infants’ Mylicon – Daily Probiotic Drops

How is Mylicon® different from other probiotic drops?

It is formulated with two of the most researched probiotic strains, lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and bifidobacterium animalis sub-species lactis. These probiotic strains have an established history of safety and beneficial use.


Are Mylicon® Probiotic Drops safe?

Yes. Mylicon® Probiotic Drops are safe when used as directed.


When can my baby start taking the drops?

Mylicon® Probiotic Drops can be used by newborns and older infants. If your child was born prematurely, consult your pediatrician before use.


What is the dosage?

Give your baby 5 drops daily.


How do I give my baby the drops?

You can add the drops to a bottle of formula or breast milk, mix them with cool water, dispense them with a spoon, or drop them directly into your baby’s mouth. Do not microwave or mix the drops with hot water.


Can I give the drops to my baby if I breastfeed?

Yes. You can apply the drops directly to your nipple while breastfeeding.


Can I use the drops to treat a colicky baby?

When used daily, Mylicon® Probiotic Drops may help reduce the stomach discomfort that can cause crying and fussiness sometimes referred to as colic.


Can the drops interact with other medications?

If your baby takes any other medications, consult your child’s doctor or pharmacist before using.


What should I do if my baby gets more than the recommended dose?

Please consult your pediatrician if baby received more than 5 drops in one day.


Do Mylicon® Probiotic Drops contain nuts, wheat, or gluten?

No. They do not contain any peanuts, tree nuts, wheat products, or gluten.


Do they contain lactose, milk, milk derivatives, or any animal by-products?

No. While the product does not contain any dairy-derived ingredients, it is produced in a facility that also handles dairy ingredients.


Do they contain dyes or artificial flavors?

No. They do not contain any dyes or artificial flavors.


Do they contain sugar or alcohol?

No. They do not contain any sugar or alcohol.

Children’s Mylicon – Tummy Relief for Kids

Which Children’s Mylicon® product is right for my child?

The Gas Relief product is specifically for bloating and pressure caused by gas. The Tummy Relief product treats gas, upset tummies, and discomfort from acid indigestion and overeating.


What’s the difference between the two products?

Both products contain the #1 doctor recommended ingredient for an anti-gas medicine, simethicone. The Tummy Relief formula also contains an antacid, calcium carbonate.


How do they work?

For fast relief of gas-related discomfort, the anti-gas ingredient gently breaks down air bubbles trapped in your child’s stomach and intestines. To relieve heartburn and indigestion, the antacid in the Tummy Relief product quickly neutralizes stomach acid.


How is the Tummy Relief product different from other children’s antacid products?

This product is a multi-symptom formula. Other children’s antacids do not address the painful symptoms caused by gas.


Is my child old enough for Children’s Mylicon® products?

Both products are specially formulated for children ages 2 to 11. See the package labels for dosing based on age and weight.


Can these products interact with other medications?

If your child takes any other medications, you should consult your child’s doctor or pharmacist first. The Tummy Relief product may interact with certain prescription medicines.


Do Children’s Mylicon® products contain nuts, wheat, or gluten?

No. They do not contain any peanuts, tree nuts, wheat products, or gluten.


Do they contain lactose, milk, or any milk derivatives?

No. They do not contain any dairy or dairy derivative products.


Do they contain preservatives, dyes, or artificial flavors?

Children’s Mylicon® products use only preservatives, dyes, and artificial flavors that are safe and approved for use in food and drug products.


Do they contain sugar?

Children’s Mylicon® products contain small amounts of dextrose and sucralose to help improve flavor.

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