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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.
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To release and vent gases. New building materials often give off gases and odors and the air should be well circulated to remove them.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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HISTORIC CONTEXT: Degas joined the French National Guard in 1 870 in order to defend Paris during the Franco-Prussian war.
Degas is traditionally considered an impressionist artist.
Four masterpieces by Degas, Paul Cezanne, Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet had been pilfered by masked raiders at the Buehrle Foundation museum in Switzerland.
Opening with a selection of works that show Degas studying and copying from artists he admired, and in some cases went on to collect--from early Renaissance artists and Dutch and Flemish masters of the 17th century (Fig.
If she does not have a reputation as a risk-taker, perhaps it is because "whereas Degas would work and rework his innovative projects, often ruining them in the process, Cassatt was quicker to recognize when an experiment could not be fully resolved (at least to her satisfaction) and to move on," Hoenigswald and Jones suggest (122).
Subject matter also speaks to Degas' retrospective-mindset: studies for early history paintings are found alongside jockeys, bathers, laundresses, and dancers.
The 70-year-old owner insists however, that the artwork, which he said was worth e1/46.0 million, is an original Degas inherited by him from his grandmother who lived in Paris.
National Museums Liverpool's curator of European Art, Xanthe Brooke, explained: "The reason we're so pleased and delighted to have La Masseuse is because it relates so closely to our only Degas painting.
The National Museum Wales was selected to receive one of the Degas sculptures, while the painting was left specifically to the National Gallery in London.
Freud, who was widely considered to be Britain's greatest living artist before his death in 2011, chose to donate four works of art, including three bronze sculptures by Degas and a painting by French artist Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, in lieu of PS2,340,000 of inheritance tax.
The first section demonstrates that Degas's dancer paintings continuously reinforce traditional conceptions of women even through their evolving styles.
"When Degas started to make a name for himself, he found that his paintings of dancers, horses or scenes of contemporary life sold at a premium compared to his nudes," according to Xavier Rey, curator of the exhibition which is jointly organized with the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.