What you need to know before you use Sab Simplex
Do not take Sab Simplex
– if you are allergic to the active substance (simethicone) or any of the other ingredients of this
medicine (listed in section 6).
Other medicines and Sab Simplex
Interaction with other medicines has not been observed.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a prescription.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Sab Simplex may be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
Sab Simplex has no influence on the ability to drive and use machines.
How to use Sab Simplex
Unless prescribed otherwise, use the following doses:
Infants: Add 15 drops (0.6 mL) to all bottled food. Sab Simplex mixes well with different liquids,
including milk. The suspension may be given to breast-fed infants with a small spoon prior to breastfeeding.
Young children: 15 drops (0.6 mL) during or after a meal. If necessary, 15 drops may be given before
bedtime as well.
The following doses are used in schoolchildren and adults to treat gases and satiety.
Schoolchildren: 20–30 drops (0.8–1.2 mL).
Adults: 30–45 drops (1.2–1.8 mL).
Take a dose every 4–6 hours and increase the dose, if necessary.
It is recommended to take Sab Simplex after a meal and before bedtime.
Shake the bottle well before use!
For dripping, turn the bottle bottom side up and tap lightly against the bottom with a finger.
Radiological examinations: on the evening before the examination, take 15–30 mL (3–6 teaspoons) of
Sonography: 15 mL (3 teaspoons) on the evening before the examination and 15 mL (3 teaspoons) 3
hours before the examination.
Endoscopy: take 2.5–5 mL (½–1 teaspoons) before the examination. In the future, gas pools may be
removed through an instrument channel with a few millilitres of the Sab Simplex suspension.
After an accidental ingestion of washing preparations: the dose depends on the quantity of ingested
As a minimum dose: 5 mL (1 teaspoon) of suspension.
Duration of treatment depends on complaints. It may be used for long-term treatment.
Gas pools exist in the gastrointestinal tract as a tiny-bubbled inactive foam. The absorption of gases
through the mucous membrane is obstructed. Simethicone, the active substance of Sab Simplex,
breaks down the tiny-bubbled foam and gases are eliminated naturally or absorbed through the
intestinal mucosa. The active substance itself is not absorbed but is eliminated in an unchanged form.
Gas pools form in the gastrointestinal tract for several reasons, such as unhealthy diet, indigestion,
aerophagia (“swallowing of air”).
In infants and young children, flatulence is often caused by drinking too quickly. Adding Sab Simplex
to bottled food in the specified quantity helps prevent unpleasant complaints.
Simethicone removes gas pools by physical means, does not react chemically, and is
pharmacologically and physiologically inert (inactive).
Simethicone does not affect gastric acidity, act on digestive and absorption processes, or provoke
topical irritation. The chemically and physiologically intert active substance is not absorbed after oral
administration but is eliminated in an unchanged form.
It may be used in patients with diabetes, as it does not contain carbohydrates.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible side effects
No side effects have been reported.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. You can also report side effects directly
via www.ravimiamet.ee. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.
How to store Sab Simplex
Do not store at a temperature higher than 30 °C.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to
the last day of that month.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to
throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
Contents of the pack and other information
What Sab Simplex contains
– The active substance is simeothicone.
– The other ingredients are sodium citrate, citric acid monohydrate, sodium cyclamate, saccharin
sodium, carbomer, hypromellose, raspberry flavouring, vanilla flavouring, polyethylene glycol
monostearyl ethers and distilled water.
Preservatives are sodium benzoate and sorbic acid.
What Sab Simplex looks like and contents of the pack
1 mL of suspension (approx. 25 drops) contains 69.19 mg of simethicone (dimethicone 350 – silicon
dioxide 92.5:7.5). The suspension is white to greyish white or yellowish, slightly viscous, with vanilla
and raspberry flavouring.
An amber bottle with a dropper, sealed with a white polypropylene screw cap. The bottle contains 30
mL of suspension.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact your doctor.
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please contact your General Practitioner if appropriate regarding this product.
Packed for Europe market, that means the box and (or) information leaflet sometimes are only in Russian / Polish / Lithuanian or other language. In this case please refer to this listing description. Everything important is translated here.
The picture is for illustration only. The packaging can be changed by the manufacturer. The box in package will be folded flat.