If you are using the over-the-counter product to self-treat, read and follow all directions on the product package before using this medication. If your doctor has prescribed this medication, use it as directed.
Give this product by mouth as needed, usually after meals and at bedtime, or as directed by the doctor. Follow all directions on the product package. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Shake the container well before each use. Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/dropper. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. Use the special measuring device/dropper to give the liquid by mouth. Try to give it slowly, aiming for the side of the inside cheek to prevent spitting or choking. The dosage may also be added to 1 ounce (30 milliliters) of cool water, infant formula, or juice. Mix well and give the liquid right away. If you are using a dropper to give this medication, rinse it well after each use.
The dosage is based on your child's age and weight.
If you are treating a child yourself (without direction from a doctor), do not use more than 12 doses of simethicone per day.
If your child's condition lasts or gets worse, or if you think your child may have a serious medical problem, get medical help right away.