Whether you’ve come across Infants’ Mylicon Gas Relief Drops (dye-free and original) before or not, we want you to know all about them. Below, find all the most frequently asked questions we receive about what they are (and what they’re not), what’s in them (and not), how to use them, and how to safely store them. You can also find out where you can get your very own bottle to have on hand for your little one. Moms who know, know Mylicon.
WHY USE INFANTS’ MYLICON GAS DROPS?
What Causes Infant Gas?
Let’s start with the basics. Babies can get gas for a whole host of reasons, from swallowing too much air to dietary sensitivities, though the former is more likely to blame. Find out more by reading Infant Gas Causes & Prevention.
How Can I Tell If My Baby Has Gas?
As moms of infants, being a mind-reader comes with the territory. Sometimes, it can be hard to tell if your baby is gassy, hungry, or just being fussy. Find out how to tell the difference in our article, How To Relieve Infant Gas.
Then, learn all about How To Calm Your Crying & Fussy Baby, as well as a creative way to relieve gas manually in Surprising Mind & Body Benefits of Baby Massage.
Are Mylicon Gas Drops Right For My Baby?
If your baby has uncomfortable or painful gas, you want to relieve it as soon as possible. Mylicon, the #1 pediatrician-recommended brand for infant gas relief, works quickly and gently to break down gas bubbles to help your baby naturally expel them. It comes in both our original and dye-free formulas.
They’re safe for babies of all ages—even newborns—and can be given at every feeding, up to 12 times a day. Plus, the medicine in Mylicon is never absorbed into your infant’s system.
Does My Baby Have To Be a Certain Age To Take Mylicon?
Nope, our gas drops are safe for infants of any age—even newborns.
Do Gas Drops Help With Colic?
While gas may be associated with colic, there is no clear clinical evidence to prove it causes colic. However, if your colicky baby swallows too much air, it may cause gas, which can add to their discomfort. In that case, Mylicon gas drops can help break up gas bubbles to help your baby pass them as they normally would.
If you have a colicky baby, you may want to give our Infants’ Mylicon Daily Probiotic Drops a try. Over time, they’ve been shown to reduce crying and fussiness associated with colic by 50% or more. Seriously!
Learn more about Why Babies Benefit From Probiotics or visit our Infants’ Mylicon Daily Probiotics FAQ page.
Can Mylicon Help With My Baby’s Fussiness?
Yes, Mylicon gas drops can help with fussiness due to gas, and if your baby is colicky, we also recommend our daily Infants’ Mylicon Daily Probiotic Drops. They’re clinically shown to reduce colicky babies’ daily crying and fussiness by 50% or more over time. Even better, they help support your baby’s immune system and overall digestive health.
Learn Why Babies Benefit From Probiotics or visit our Infants’ Mylicon Daily Probiotics FAQ page.
Can I Give My Infant Gas Drops To My Older Children?
Yes, Mylicon gas drops are also safe and effective for children over 2. Simply follow the dosage instructions on the package.
We also have a new product formulated specifically for kids ages 2 to 11—Children’s Mylicon Tummy Relief For Kids. These tasty chewable tablets are the only one of their kind that treat multiple symptoms of tummy trouble in kids from gas to excess acid. These include bloating, indigestion, and discomfort from overeating.
What Symptoms Should I Call The Doctor About?
It never hurts to call your doctor if you have any concerns or questions about your baby’s fussiness. But you should always call your doctor if you notice any of the following symptoms:
Your infant refusing to eat for multiple feedings
Excessive diarrhea or vomiting
Fever or a persistent cold
A rash or hives
How Do Mylicon Drops Work?
The active ingredient in Mylicon is simethicone. It gently breaks down gas bubbles to make it easier for your baby to naturally expel them, either through burping or tooting. It is not absorbed into your infant’s system. Instead, it simply goes the route of other waste and ends up in your baby’s diaper.
What’s In Mylicon?
The active ingredient in our gas drops is simethicone. It quickly and gently breaks down gas bubbles to help your baby expel them naturally, and won’t stay in your baby’s system—it’s not even absorbed. All the inactive ingredients in both our dye-free and original formulas are cleared by the FDA for safe use.
For our dye-free formula, inactive ingredients include: carboxymethylcellulose sodium, citric acid, microcrystalline cellulose, natural flavors, polysorbate 60, potassium sorbate, purified water, sodium benzoate, sorbitan monostearate, sorbitol, and xanthan gum.
Our original formula’s inactive ingredients are: carboxymethylcellulose sodium, citric acid, D&C Red 22, D&C Red 28, microcrystalline cellulose, natural flavors, polysorbate 60, potassium sorbate, purified water, sodium benzoate, sorbitan monostearate, sorbitol, and xanthan gum.
Is Mylicon safe?
Yes, Mylicon is safe when used as directed. Its active ingredient, simethicone, gently breaks down gas bubbles to help your baby naturally expel them, and is not absorbed into your baby’s system. It’s the #1 pediatrician-recommended brand. If you have any other concerns, just ask your doctor.
Do Mylicon Gas Drops Contain Any Allergens?
Our baby gas drops contain none of the following allergens: nuts, milk, milk derivatives, lactose, wheat, gluten, or sulfites.
Does Mylicon Contain Alcohol, Artificial Flavors, or Sugar?
Mylicon does not contain alcohol, artificial flavors, or sugar. It is formulated with non-sugar sweeteners such as sorbitol, which is derived from sugar and provides half the calories of sugar.
Can Mylicon Drops Interact With Other Medications?
Simethicone is the active ingredient in Mylicon Drops, and it’s generally safe and not absorbed into your infant’s system. But, that said, if your baby is taking any medications, always check with your pediatrician before starting any others.
Is There a Customer Service Number I Can Call?
You bet! Our representatives are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST. They can be reached at 1-855-848-3284.
Where Can I Buy Mylicon Gas Drops?
They’re available at all major food and drug retailers, including CVS, Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kroger, Albertsons, Target, and Meijer.
How Much Do They Cost?
Retail prices vary by retailer and ounces purchased. You can do a quick Google search to see where the best, most affordable place to buy them is near you.
Are Samples Available?
Unfortunately, no. At this time we do not make sample sizes.
How Much Mylicon Should I Give My Baby?
Mylicon can be safely and effectively used by infants and children. For infants under 2 years old and 24 lbs, 0.3 mL should be given. Kids 2 and older and over 24 lbs should receive 0.6 mL. Just be sure to always use the Mylicon dosage device that comes with the bottle to measure out the correct amount.
How Do I Give My Infant Mylicon?
Our gas drops come with an easy-to-measure, easy-view dosing syringe. Simply shake the bottle to mix the formula. Then, follow the dosage instructions on the package and measure out the correct amount. To dispense it, hold your baby in a semi-upright position as you would while feeding them, gently tuck the syringe into your baby’s mouth alongside their cheek, to the side of their tongue, and slowly squeeze the liquid out. Your baby will instinctively swallow it.
Or, you can mix the gas drops into 1 ounce of cool water, baby formula, breast milk, or other suitable liquids. Just be sure to clean the dosing syringe after every use and to recap the bottle with its original cap. Also, as our instructions advise, don’t put the dosing syringe into a sterilizer or subject it to high temperatures.
How Often Can I Give My Baby Gas Drops?
Mylicon is safe enough to give to your infant at every feeding, up to 12 times a day. Use only as directed.
How Long Can I Give Mylicon Drops To My Baby?
There is no time limit. However, if your child experiences symptoms frequently or severely, consult your pediatrician.
Can I Use Anything Other Than The Mylicon Dosing Device For Measuring?
No, don’t use anything to measure out the dosage other than the enclosed easy-view dosing syringe. It’s marked precisely to ensure your baby gets the correct dose.
What Should I Do If I Accidentally Give My Child Too Much Mylicon?
If your baby has received more than the recommended dose, seek medical help right away or call the Poison Control Helpline at 1-800-222-1222.
How Should I Store Mylicon Gas Drops?
To maintain maximum effectiveness, store Mylicon around room temperature (between 68° and 77° F). We don’t recommend using it if it is stored outside of those parameters.
Any Advice on How To Keep Them Out of Children’s Reach?
Of course! Although the packaging is child-resistant, you can help keep them out of little hands’ way by storing them in a place they can’t reach. Some children can climb, such as on a toilet or counter, so a locked cabinet is the safest place to store any medicines. Try to remember to put them away after every use. And, dispose of old medicine in a way your child can’t reach it—like by taking it to a medication drop off location such as your local pharmacy.
Next: Have a child between the ages of 2 and 11? Learn all about our new product for kids in FAQ: Children’s Mylicon Tummy Relief.