Espumisan contains the active substance simethicone, which belongs to a group of medicines called ‘gastrointestinal substances’.The active substance of Espumisan, simethicone, breaks down the gas bubbles accumulated in the stomach and intestines. The gases released in this way can be released naturally.
For symptomatic treatment of complaints related to gas in the stomach or intestines, such as gas buildup (flatulence) or swelling and feeling full.
When preparing for imaging of the stomach and intestines, such as X-ray and ultrasound.
Espumizan is used to treat children of 6 years, adolescents and adults.
For symptomatic treatment of gas, stomach, or bowel complaints, such as gas build-up (flatulence) or swelling and fullness:
Children from 6 years, adolescents and adults 2 capsules (equivalent to 80 mg simethicone) 3 to 4 times a day
When preparing for an imaging examination of the stomach and intestines, such as X-ray and ultrasound:
The day before the survey
2 capsules 3 times a day (equivalent to 240 mg of simethicone in total)
The morning of the survey day 2 capsules (equivalent to 80 mg of simethicone)
It is not recommended to take Espumisan in children under 6 years and newborns. Other pharmaceutical forms are suitable.
Take Espumisan during or after a meal and, if necessary, at bed time.
Note: It is also possible for Espumisan to be taken after surgery. Take it as long as you have complaints.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking Espumisan
Complaints about gas can also be a sign of more serious stomach or intestinal problems. Symptoms may include:
a sense of weight and fullness
crunching of the intestine
If these complaints persist and / or persist for a long time, you should see a doctor. He will check if you have a disease that requires other treatment.
Other medicines and Espumisan
No interactions with other medicines are known.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine.
No adverse effects are expected if Espumisan is taken during pregnancy and lactation, since the active substance simethicone does not pass from the stomach to the intestine into the bloodstream. However, there are no clinical data on the use of Espumisan in pregnant women.
Driving and using machines
it has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive and use machines.
The active substance is simethicone.
One capsule of Espumisan contains 40 mg of simethicone.