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.
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. The active ingredient in Gas-X is ‘simethicone’ and it helps 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. 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.
WHAT IS THE ACTIVE INGREDIENT IN GAS-X?
The active ingredient in Gas-X is ‘simethicone’. Simethicone is the #1 doctor recommended OTC ingredient for fast gas relief – it helps 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.
HOW DOES GAS-X MAXIMUM STRENGTH DIFFER FROM OTHER GAS-X PRODUCTS?
Gas-X Maximum Strength has the highest content of simethicone (the anti-gas active ingredient in Gas-X) per tablet (250 mg) of any Gas-X product.
WHAT IS THE ACTIVE INGREDIENT IN GAS-X MAXIMUM STRENGTH; IS IT THE SAME AS OTHER GAS-X PRODUCTS?
The active ingredient in Gas-X Maximum Strength is ‘simethicone’, the same active ingredient in all Gas-X products. Simethicone is the #1 doctor recommended OTC ingredient for fast gas relief – it helps 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 FORMS IN WHICH GAS-X MAXIMUM STRENGTH IS AVAILABLE?
Gas-X Maximum Strength is available as SoftGels.
WHAT IS THE DOSING FOR GAS-X MAXIMUM STRENGTH; HOW MANY CAN I TAKE PER DAY?
Adults and children 12 years and over: swallow with water 1 or 2 softgels as needed after meals and at bedtime; do not exceed 2 softgels in 24 hours except under the advice and supervision of a physician.
WHAT MAKES GAS-X MAXIMUM STRENGTH DIFFERENT/BETTER THAN OTHER GAS-X PRODUCTS?
Gas-X Maximum Strength contains the highest dose (250 mg) of simethicone of all Gas-X products; no other over-the-counter gas relief product has a higher dose of simethicone.
WHAT ARE THE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE GAS-X PRODUCTS AND THEIR STRENGTH?
Gas-X is available as Extra Strength (simethicone 125 mg), Ultra Strength (simethicone 180 mg), and Maximum Strength (simethicone 250 mg).
WHAT ARE THE STORAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR GAS-X MAXIMUM STRENGTH?
Gas-X Maximum Strength should be stored at a controlled room temperature 20-25°C (68-77°F); it should be protected from light, heat and moisture.
CAN I USE AN HSA OR FSA TO BUY GAS-X PRODUCTS?
You can use your HSA and FSA tax-preferred savings account to purchase certain OTC products including Gas-X. The passage of the CARES Act by Congress includes provisions to restore OTC eligibility under tax-preferred HSA and FSA accounts. Your plan details may vary, so save your receipt and check with your benefits or health provider for eligibility.