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Frequently Asked Questions

Gas & Bloating

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Is Gas-X an antacid?

    No. While some symptoms of gas can mimic heartburn - like discomfort after eating - antacids don’t relieve gas. They have a different active ingredient (exle: calcium carbonate) that neutralizes the stomach acids coming into contact with your esophagus, rather than the buildup of gas in your digestive tract. The active ingredient in Gas-X is ‘simethicone’ and it helps break up gas bubbles in your stomach and intestines.

  • What is the difference between Beano and Gas-X? Do they both provide gas relief?

    Beano and Gas-X are both anti-gas products but have different ingredients and work different ways. Beano contains alpha galactosidase, an enzyme that is taken before meals, to break down complex carbohydrates in food to reduce gas production. Gas-X contains simethicone which acts on the gas produced in the stomach and intestine to help reduce pressure, bloating and fullness. It breaks up gas bubbles in your stomach and intestine. Once this trapped gas is broken down, your body can then deal with this gas naturally.

  • What is simethicone?

    Simethicone is the active ingredient in Gas-X and is the #1 doctor recommended OTC ingredient for fast gas relief. It breaks up gas bubbles in your stomach and intestine. Once this trapped gas is broken down, your body can then deal with this gas naturally.

  • What is simethicone used for?

    Simethicone, the active ingredient of Gas-X, is used for the relief of pressure, bloating, and fullness commonly referred to as gas.

  • How fast does simethicone work?

    Everyone’s biochemistry is a little different, so speed of gas relief may vary by person. But, in general, Gas-X relieves pressure, bloating, fullness and discomfort caused by excess stomach and intestinal gas in minutes. If you have prolonged discomfort, it’s best to consult with your doctor, just in case.

Usage

  • What are the directions for using Gas-X?

    That depends on which Gas-X product you prefer to use. Click here to choose the product you’re interested in, then view the usage directions on that product page.

  • Can I take Gas-X?

    If you are uncertain if Gas-X is appropriate for you, please speak to your doctor or a pharmacist. Simethicone, the active ingredient in Gas-X, works fast, without being absorbed into the bloodstream. Please use Gas-X products only as directed.

  • Can Gas-X be used if pregnant or nursing?

    When pregnant or nursing, you should speak to your doctor to determine what medications are appropriate for you to use.

  • How often can you take Gas-x?

    Gas-X is available in different strengths of the active ingredient, simethicone and therefore it depends on which Gas-X product you prefer to use. Click here to choose the product you’re interested in, then view the usage directions on that product page.

  • Does Gas-X cause constipation?

    Some individuals may experience gastrointestinal symptoms such as constipation. If you experience constipation, stop using the product and consult with your doctor to determine if Gas-X is appropriate for your use.

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