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FAQ: Infants’ Mylicon Gas Relief Drops

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

  • Ear drainage

  • Inconsolable crying

PRODUCT INFORMATION

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.

USAGE

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.

STORAGE

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.

FAQ: Infants’ Mylicon Daily Probiotic Drops

You may have heard about some of probiotics’ benefits for adults, as well as probiotics for children, but did you know they can help your baby in surprising ways too? It’s true! Trendy as they may sound, there’s science behind probiotics’ benefits. That’s why we’re answering all your questions about Infants’ Mylicon Daily Probiotic Drops, like what they do, how safe they are, and how you can incorporate our probiotics into your little one’s daily routine. Read on to find out all that and more.

WHY USE INFANTS’ MYLICON DAILY PROBIOTICS?

What Are Probiotics?

Dietary supplements containing probiotics have become commonplace for adults, children, and, yes, even babies. But what exactly are they? First, let’s get down to the basics. 

Our bodies are home to more than 100 trillion bacteria, some of which are “friendly” bacteria known as probiotics. Out of the more than 400 probiotic strains present in our bodies, only about 20 account for 75% of all of them. These little buggers help us digest and absorb nutrients, and support our immune systems, among other natural processes. Probiotics are a vital component of your baby’s digestive system; the same goes for the development of their immune system. These “good” bacteria are introduced to babies’ guts through breast milk, formula, and the eventual food they eat. 

Different types of probiotics often act in different ways, depending on the strain of probiotic used. (Think of the term “probiotics” as an umbrella, similar to saying “tomato.” It encompasses all kinds of tomatoes, but doesn’t in itself define whether it’s referring to a cherry, plum, or grape tomato.) In short, the World Health Organization (WHO) defines probiotics as: “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” These bacteria aren’t just friendly, they’re downright helpful. 

Still skeptical? Supplements cannot legally be called probiotics unless there’s documented scientific evidence of their health benefits. So, don’t just take our word for it—trust the science.

How Do Probiotics Work?

Fun fact: 80% of the immune system is located in the gut. Not only does your baby’s digestive system contribute to fighting off infection with a healthy immune system, it practically calls the shots! When taken daily, the strain of probiotic in Mylicon can help replenish “good” bacteria, which supports immunity, promotes healthy digestion, and even reduces crying and fussiness associated with colic by at least 50% over time. Incredible, right?

And science isn’t done with them yet. Their effectiveness is also being studied for other health uses such as helping specific immune system issues, like preventing eczema. 

What Do Probiotics Do? 

Probiotics benefit your baby in many ways, some which may surprise you. A clinical, peer-reviewed, published study has shown that daily use of our Infants’ Mylicon Daily Probiotic Drops supports immunity and promotes healthy digestion. Now, get ready for the WOW factor. One recent study showed that our probiotic drops can be effective at helping to manage colic. Unlike babies who received a placebo, a greater percentage of colicky babies who were given our probiotic experienced a 50% or more reduction in daily crying and fussiness over time. Mind. Blown.

There’s a reason Mylicon is a leading pediatric digestive health brand. Just like our flagship product, Infants’ Mylicon Gas Relief Drops, the #1 pediatrician-recommended brand, “Moms who know, know Mylicon.”

Can Probiotics Help Manage Colic?

Yes! When used daily, Infants’ Mylicon Probiotic Drops have been clinically shown to reduce crying and fussiness associated with colic by at least 50% with continued use. Check out the actual study here. So, you may want to give them a try to help pare back on the stressful colicky episodes you and your baby go through.

Are Mylicon® Probiotic Drops Safe?

Probiotics are generally well-tolerated, including in infants. The Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. Lactis probiotic in our daily probiotic drops for babies has been used safely in food and dietary supplements since 1985, with no reported serious adverse events. 

However, it’s important to note that probiotics may not be for every infant. If your baby was born prematurely, takes any medication, or has immune problems, be sure to talk to your pediatrician about giving your baby probiotics. 

Does Mylicon Have Side Effects?

You may be wondering if there are any possible side effects associated with giving your baby probiotics. Rest assured: The Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. Lactis probiotic in our daily probiotics for babies is the most researched probiotic strain in the world. It’s been used safely in food and dietary supplements since 1985, with no reported serious adverse events. 

That said, if your baby was premature, takes any medication, or has immune problems, talk to your pediatrician before giving them probiotics. 

When Can My Baby Start Mylicon Probiotics?

There’s no holding your breath here. You can start your little one on our probiotics for babies from the time they’re born. They’re safe in both newborns and older infants. But, if your infant was born premature or has any immune problems, check with your pediatrician first.

Should I Give My Baby Probiotics Everyday?

This one is a resounding, yes! As with any healthy habit, consistency is key. You’ll want to be sure to give them to your baby every day. Otherwise, they won’t work as efficiently. And, if you stop giving them entirely, the probiotics’ benefits may subside over time. You’ll also need to practice a bit of patience when you start probiotic usage; like any supplement, they need time to start working.

How Is Mylicon Different From Other Probiotic Drops?

Our probiotic drops contain one of the most researched probiotic strains: Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. Lactis. This probiotic strain has an established history of safety and beneficial use. It’s been used safely in food and dietary supplements since 1985, with no reported serious adverse events. Remember this as well: Moms who know, know Mylicon.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

What Ingredients Are In Mylicon Probiotic Drops?

The active ingredient in our probiotics for babies is Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. Lactis, a probiotic that has been used safely in food and dietary supplements since 1985, with no reported serious adverse events. It’s one of the most researched probiotic strains in the world.

Aside from that, other ingredients in our probiotics are sunflower oil and vitamin E to preserve freshness.

Do Mylicon Probiotic Drops Contain Nuts, Wheat, or Gluten?

No, there are no peanuts, tree nuts, wheat products, or gluten in our probiotic drops.

Do They Contain Lactose, Milk, Milk Derivatives, or Any Animal By-Products?

No, not directly. While the product does not contain any dairy-derived ingredients, it is produced in a facility that also handles dairy ingredients. So, if your baby is super sensitive to them, be sure to speak with your pediatrician before use.

Do They Contain Dyes, Artificial Flavors, Sugar, or Alcohol?

No, our drops don’t contain any dyes, artificial flavors, sugar, or alcohol.

Can The Drops Interact With Other Medications?

This one is best fielded by your pediatrician. If your baby takes any medications, talk to your infant’s doctor before using our probiotic for babies.

INFANTS’ MYLICON PROBIOTICS USAGE

How Do I Give My Infants’ Mylicon Probiotic Drops?

For your little one to start reaping all the benefits our probiotics have to offer, start by vigorously shaking the bottle to be sure any probiotic that has sunk to the bottom is mixed thoroughly. Then, give them six drops each day, all at once. You can add them to a bottle of formula or breast milk, or dispense them with a spoon. If your baby is more than six months old, you can also mix them into a small amount of cool water. Just don’t microwave them or mix the drops with hot water.

If you breastfeed, you can also apply them directly onto your nipple for your baby to suckle up while breastfeeding. (Keep in mind, you should always stick to the recommended dose of six drops per day—no more, no less.) 

When done, screw the cap tightly back on the bottle to help maintain the drops’ freshness. To ensure full potency, use all the formula in the bottle within 28 days after opening. After all, probiotics are live microorganisms, and in order for them to help you and your baby, it’s best they stay that way.

Can I Give Mylicon Probiotic Drops To My Baby If I Breastfeed?

Yep! Just apply the dose of six drops directly onto your nipple while breastfeeding for your baby to suckle up.

What Should I Do If My Baby Gets More Than The Recommended Dose?

If your baby takes more than the recommended daily dose of six drops, please consult your pediatrician. 

STORAGE

How Should I Store Mylicon Probiotic Drops?

To maintain maximum effectiveness, store them around room temperature (between 68° and 77° F). We don’t recommend using them if they are stored outside of those parameters.

Any Advice on How To Keep Them Out of Children’s Reach?

Of course! Like other medications, you can help keep them out of little hands’ way by storing them in a place they can’t reach. Some children climb things like toilets or cabinets, so it’s best to keep them in a locked cabinet. Try to remember to put them away after every use. And, dispose of old product in a way your child can’t reach it—like by taking it to a drop off location such as your local pharmacy.

Next: Learn How To Calm a Crying & Fussy Baby.

Children’s Mylicon – Tummy Relief for Kids

Is Children’s Mylicon® right for my child?

Children’s Mylicon Tummy Relief treats gas, upset tummies, and discomfort from acid indigestion and overeating in kids age 2 – 11. The Tummy Relief product treats gas, upset tummies, and discomfort from acid indigestion and overeating.


What’s the difference between the two products?

Children’s Mylicon Tummy Relief contains the #1 doctor recommended ingredient for an anti-gas medicine, simethicone. The Tummy Relief formula also contains an antacid, calcium carbonate.


How does it 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 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?

Children’s Mylicon is formulated for children ages 2 to 11. See the package labels for dosing based on age and weight.


Can Children’s Mylicon® interact with other medications?

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


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

No. It does not contain any peanuts, tree nuts, wheat products, or gluten.


Does Children’s Mylicon® contain lactose, milk, or any milk derivatives?

No. It does not contain any dairy or dairy derivative products.


Does Children’s Mylicon® contain preservatives, dyes, or artificial flavors?

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


Does Children’s Mylicon® contain sugar?

Children’s Mylicon Tummy Relief contains small amounts of dextrose and sucralose to help improve flavor.

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