Beano (Alpha-Galactosidase Liquid)

Name: Beano (Alpha-Galactosidase Liquid)

Uses of Beano

  • It is used to prevent gas, bloating, and stomach pain.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Beano?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take Beano (alpha-galactosidase liquid). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Different forms of Beano (alpha-galactosidase liquid) may be for use in different ages of children. Talk with the doctor before giving Beano (alpha-galactosidase liquid) to a child.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Beano (alpha-galactosidase liquid) while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

How is this medicine (Beano) best taken?

Use Beano (alpha-galactosidase liquid) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • Take Beano (alpha-galactosidase liquid) right before the first bite of problem food.
  • Use the dropper that comes with Beano (alpha-galactosidase liquid) to measure the drug.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Consumer information use

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Beano (alpha-galactosidase liquid), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.