Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT SYMPTOMS IS GAS-X INDICATED FOR?

Gas-X relieves the pressure, abdominal bloating, and discomfort commonly referred to as gas.

HOW FAST WILL I FEEL BETTER?

Everyone’s biochemistry is a little different, so speed of gas relief will vary by person. But in general, Gas-X works in minutes. If you have prolonged discomfort though, it’s best to consult with your doctor, just in case.

WHAT CAUSES GAS AND BLOATING?

We have a whole page dedicated to this interesting topic, including some fun facts. Learn more about what causes gas here.

HOW DOES GAS-X RELIEVE GAS?

Gas-X works with your body to help relieve gas. Gas-X uses simethicone – the #1 doctor recommended OTC ingredient for fast gas relief – to break up gas bubbles in your stomach and intestines. Once this trapped gas is broken down, your body can then deal with the gas naturally.

WHAT ARE THE DIRECTIONS FOR USING GAS-X?

That depends on which Gas-X product you prefer to use. Click on this link to choose the product you’re interested in, then view that product’s Drug Fact PDF for usage instructions.

WHY DO I FEEL BLOATED WHEN I HAVE GAS?

Think of your stomach and intestines like a balloon. When they get filled up with more and more gas they expand, which makes you feel bloated.

CAN I TAKE GAS-X?

Yes. Simethicone, the active ingredient in Gas-X, works fast, without being absorbed into the bloodstream. Still, please use Gas-X products only as directed.

CAN GAS-X BE USED IF PREGNANT OR NURSING?

When pregnant or nursing, ask your doctor before taking any medication.

CAN ANTACIDS HELP RELIEVE GAS?

No. While some symptoms of gas can mimic heartburn - like discomfort after eating - antacids don’t relieve gas. They have a different active ingredient (example: calcium carbonate) that neutralizes the stomach acids coming into contact with your esophagus, rather than the buildup of gas in your digestive tract.

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