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What are over-the-counter medications for gas?

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Over-the-counter medications include:

  • Antacids -- especially those that contain simethicone
  • Probiotics -- used to help kill bad bacteria and add good bacteria to the digestive tract
  • Lactase products such as Lactaid and Dairy Ease -- may help people with lactose intolerance
  • Beano -- contains the enzyme that helps digest sugars in beans and many other vegetables

SOURCE:

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 15, 2020

SOURCE:

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 15, 2020

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