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Dimethylpolysiloxane/polydimethylsiloxane /simethicone is an oral anti-foaming agent used for the treatment of flatulence.

It is often used in combination of antacids to enhance the effects of the antacids.
Dimethylpolysiloxane/polydimethylsiloxane /simethicone is also used locally as a skin protectant around a urinary catheter brought out through the lower abdomen (suprapubic cystostomy site), on bedsores, skin ulcers and burns.

It works by breaking up gas bubbles, which makes gas easier to eliminate.

Drug information on Dicon I (15ml) (Simethicone) from Brawn Laboratories Ltd.

Dicon I (15ml)

Brawn Laboratories Ltd.
Generic : Simethicone
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Medical Condition(s) for which Dicon I (15ml) may be prescribed

Overview of Dicon I (15ml)

• Simethicone / Dimethylpolysiloxane is used for the treatment of flatulence and some other conditions.

Side effects of Dicon I (15ml)

  Skin: Itching, burning sensation, rashes

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

• The recommended oral dosage of simethicone/dimethylpolysiloxane is 40 mg three to four times a day.
• The dose should not exceed 500 mg a day.

How to use Dicon I (15ml)?

• It comes as liquid and tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
• Oral simethicone/dimethylpolysiloxane should be taken after or between the meals.
• The topical cream should be applied on the affected skin or around the urinary catheter.

When is Dicon I (15ml) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

• Simethicone/Dimethylpolysiloxane is contraindicated if the patient is allergic to the drug.

Warnings and Precautions for Dicon I (15ml)

• Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
• Take as advised by the physician.

Other Precautions for Dicon I (15ml)

• Consult a doctor if there are any allergies
• Avoid excessive dosage of drug

Drug Interactions of Dicon I (15ml)

• Not known.

Storage Conditions for Dicon I (15ml)

• Simethicone/Dimethylpolysiloxane should be stored at room temperature away from heat and moisture

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