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Therapeutic: antiflatulent
Pregnancy Category: UK


Relief of painful symptoms of excess gas in the GI tract that may occur postoperatively or as a consequence of:
  • Air swallowing,
  • Dyspepsia,
  • Peptic ulcer,
  • Diverticulitis.


Causes the coalescence of gas bubbles.
Does not prevent the formation of gas.

Therapeutic effects

Passage of gas through the GI tract by belching or passing flatus.


Absorption: No systemic absorption occurs.
Distribution: Not systemically distributed.
Metabolism and Excretion: Excreted unchanged in the feces.
Half-life: Unknown.

Time/action profile (antiflatulent effect)

POimmediateunknown3 hr


Contraindicated in: Not recommended for infant colic.
Use Cautiously in: Abdominal pain of unknown cause, especially when accompanied by fever; Obstetric / Lactation: Has been used safely.

Adverse Reactions/Side Effects

None significant.


Drug-Drug interaction

None significant.


Oral (Adults) 40–125 mg qid, after meals and at bedtime (up to 500 mg/day).
Oral (Children 2–12 yr) 40 mg 4 times daily.
Oral (Children <2 yr) 20 mg 4 times daily (up to 240 mg/day).

Availability (generic available)

Chewable tablets: 40 mgOTC, 80 mgOTC, 125 mgOTC, 150 mgOTC
Tablets: 60 mgOTC, 80 mgOTC, 95 mgOTC
Capsules: 125 mgOTC, 166 mgOTC, 180 mgOTC
Drops: 40 mg/0.6 mLOTC, 40 mg/mLOTC, 95 mg/1.425 mLOTC
In combination with: antacidsOTC. See combination drugs.

Nursing implications

Nursing assessment

  • Assess patient for abdominal pain, distention, and bowel sounds prior to and periodically throughout course of therapy. Frequency of belching and passage of flatus should also be assessed.

Potential Nursing Diagnoses

Acute pain (Indications)


  • Oral: Administer after meals and at bedtime for best results. Shake liquid preparations well prior to administration. Chewable tablets should be chewed thoroughly before swallowing for faster and more complete results.
    • Drops can be mixed with 30 mL of cool water, infant formula, or other liquid as directed. Shake well before using.

Patient/Family Teaching

  • Explain to patient the importance of diet and exercise in the prevention of gas. Also explain that this medication does not prevent the formation of gas.
  • Advise patient to notify health care professional if symptoms are persistent.

Evaluation/Desired Outcomes

  • Decrease in abdominal distention and discomfort.


To release and vent gases. New building materials often give off gases and odors and the air should be well circulated to remove them.
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Odd man out: readings of the work and reputation of Edgar Degas.
Pablo Picasso 572 Salvdor Dali 275 Rembrant van Rign 173 Andy Warhol 171 Henri Mattisse 103 Edgar Degas 78 Francisco Goya 54 Paul Cezanne 51 Claude Monet 39 Vincent Van Gogh 35
Thus, though it shifted operations of the museum to a nonprofit foundation in 1992, one of the most disadvantaged districts in the state owns paintings by Benjamin West, Milton Avery, John Singer Sargent, George Bellows, Raphaelle Peale, Julien Dupre, Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse--and dozens more.
Caption(s): More than 100 different images of such diverse artists as Christian Riese Lassen, (left), and (right, from top) Harry Langdon, Edgar Degas and Clyde Butcher.
His writings and exhibitions of the '70s and '80s, focusing on artists such as Gustave Caillebotte, Vilhelm Hammershoi, and Edgar Degas, offered a radically new approach to late nineteenth-century art.
Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Pablo Picasso all painted absinthe drinkers, capturing both the drink's popularity and its dark side.
When the famous artist Edgar Degas decided to paint the ballet, he called for a dancer to model the perfect pose.
It was an excellent idea of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square to counter the Tate's hugely successful Cezanne exhibition with one devoted to the works of Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas.
DoubleTake is a one-of-a-kind exhibition, pairing side-by-side important works from Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masters such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas and Vincent van Gogh, with modern and contemporary works from such artists as Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein.
Ballerinas, milliners, women bathers, circus performers: these are the subjects that Edgar Degas is most commonly known.
Two Limassol police officers travelled to France on Monday where they will speak to experts regarding a stolen painting believed to be the work of 19th century French Impressionist Edgar Degas.
The sculpture is one of three by Edgar Degas which were bequeathed to the nation after Freud's death in 2011 and was allocated to the Walker following a competitive process with other UK museums and galleries.