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    One of the miracles of modern Madison Avenue marketing is that the public is still spending money for simethicone, alone or in combination with other drugs, for gas or infant colic. Despite the millions spent on advertising to convince us otherwise, the feeling of bloating and pain after eating is not caused by gas. There is no relation between these symptoms and the amount of gas in the intestinal tract. The use of antigas products to relieve this discomfort is inappropriate, as there is no medical need to expel gas from the body.

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