Wind-Eze Gel Caps - Product Information
|Manufacture:||Forest Laboratories, Inc.|
|Condition:||Functional Gastric Disorder, Gas|
|Class:||Miscellaneous GI agents|
|Ingredients:||simeticone, gelatin, glycerol, titanium dioxide (e171), purified water|
Name of the Medicinal Product
Wind-eze Gel Caps
Qualitative and Quantitative Composition
Each soft capsule contains: 125mg Simeticone (activated dimeticone)
For excipients see List of Excipients
The capsules are oval gelatin capsules with a white to off white opaque gelatin shell.
The symptomatic relief of flatulence, wind pains, bloating, abdominal distension and other symptoms associated with gastrointestinal gas.
Posology and method of administration
For oral administration:
Adults, children (12 years and above) and elderly:
One gel capsule to be taken three or four times daily or as required for relief, after meals and upon retiring. Maximum daily dose: Four gel capsules (500mg Simeticone) in any 24 hours.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Children under 12 years of age:
Simeticone is contraindicated in patients with a previous history of hypersensitivity to simeticone or excipients.
Special warnings and precautions for use
If symptoms persist for more than 14 days, or if symptoms worsen, medical advice must be sought.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
This medicinal product contains glycerol. Harmful in high doses. Can cause headache and can cause stomach upset and diarrhoea.
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
Although no studies have been presented, the concomitant use of this drug and mineral oil (paraffin) based laxatives is not recommended since mixing of these two will diminish the efficacy.
Levothyroxine may bind to simeticone. Absorption of levothyroxine may be impaired if Wind-eze Gel Caps are taken concurrently to treatment for thyroid disorders.
Pregnancy and lactation
Medical advice should be sought prior to taking this product if pregnant.
Effects on ability to drive and use machines
Minor adverse effects: nausea and constipation. Rarely hypersensitivity reactions such as rash, pruritis, facial oedema, tongue oedema, respiratory difficulty.
In the unlikely event of deliberate or accidental overdosage, treat symptoms on appearance. There are no special procedures recommended.
Simeticone is an anti-flatulent with ATC code A03AX13. Physiologically simeticone is extremely inert, and therefore it will not be pharmacologically active. It acts by changing the surface tension of gas bubbles, causing them to coalesce.
Simeticone is not absorbed following oral administration.
Preclinical safety data
Simeticone is physiologically inert and considered to be non-toxic. Preclinical data reveal no hazard for humans.
List of excipients
Titanium Dioxide (E171)
Special precautions for storage
Do not store above 25°C.
Nature and contents of container
Blister packs of construction PVDC/PVC and aluminium foil with heat sealing coat.
Pack sizes: 10, 20, 30, 50 and 60.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed
Special precautions for disposal and other handling
No special requirements.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Forest Laboratories UK Limited,
Marketing Authorisation Number(s)
Date of First Authorisation/Renewal of the Authorisation
16 June 1997
Date of Revision of the Text
Company Contact Details
Forest Laboratories UK Limited (a subsidiary of Actavis PLC)
Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8NS, UK
+44 (0)1271 346106
Medical Information e-mail
+44 (0)1271 311 200
Medical Information Direct Line
+44(0)1271 385 257