One teaspoon (5 ml) contains methylpolysiloxane 45 mg; Exc .: carboxymethylcellulose, sodium saccharin, methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E 218), sorbic acid, polyvinyl alcohol, aniseed essence and purified water.
Aerophagia, Aerocolia, Post-operative gases, Post-partum gas, Flatulence in all its forms (spastic colitis, post-gastrectomy syndrome, hyperacidity, hiatal hernia, diverticulitis, gastric and duodenal ulcus). Infantile colic. Preparation for Gastroscopy and abdominal and urological Radiology.
Antifoam for use in Gastroenterology Radiology and Pediatrics. Antiflatulent. Carminative. The WHOLE-SILICONE is the first silicone emulsion for internal use presented in Spain. This very fine emulsion, obtained by an original system, endows the active principle with a very considerable intensity of action. The most common cause of the presence of gas in the gastrointestinal tract is the ingestion of air. It has been estimated that 70 percent of the air present in the digestive tract is absorbed in this way. It is inevitable to ingest some air when eating, drinking or swallowing saliva and, especially, when chewing gum or smoking. If the swallowed air can be issued by belching, it can be unpleasant, but it does not cause discomfort. However, if gas accumulates in the stomach or intestinal tract, it can produce a variety of symptoms. The ingested food is responsible for most of the remaining gas found in the digestive tract. Abdominal discomfort, probably caused by the presence of abnormal amounts of gas in the intestinal tract, is a frequent symptom. Flatulence and bloating attributed to gas can accompany a number of gastrointestinal organic conditions. The majority of cases, however, are due to aerophagia. A safe and effective medication against this complex symptomatology would represent a useful addition to the therapeutic. Silicones represent, in this aspect, a totally new and authentically effective therapy. From the chemical point of view, they are polymers in which the basic structure is a chain of oxygen and silicon atoms (Si-O.Si-O) to each of which there is generally bound an organic radical. In man, no type of toxicity has been demonstrated, even when high amounts are ingested, not being contraindicated posology as high as 3 to 5 g four times a day. The satisfactory clinical response obtained with methylpolysiloxane silicone allows us to consider this substance as a safe and effective medication for the treatment of patients with subjective symptoms resulting from the excessive accumulation of intestinal gas. Regarding the use of silicones in Radiology, it must be said that during the gastroscopic examination numerous bubbles are commonly observed that prevent an adequate visualization of the gastric mucosa. These bubbles are probably composed of numerous air sachets covered by fine mucus. It was logical, therefore, to administer silicone to patients before the gastroscopic examination, and several communications testify to the efficacy of the procedure. By administering 40 mg oral methylpolysiloxane to patients just before the test, the presentation of excessive bubbles in the stomach disappear practically.
In summary, the properties of the WHOLE-SILICONE are:
• Eliminates intestinal gastric gases physically, reducing the surface tension of the bubbles that imprison them.
• It has maximum therapeutic efficacy, because the active ingredient is in the form of a fine emulsion.
• It is practically non-toxic.
• It tastes nice.