Novartis International AG is a Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company based in Switzerland; New Jersey-based Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. is the over over-the-counter division which focuses on self care brands for consumers, marketing goods under a variety of well known brands. Simethicone, marketed as Gas-X?, is an orally administered over-the-counter anti-foaming agent used to reduce bloating, discomfort or pain caused by excessive gas in the stomach or intestines. While it does not reduce or prevent the formation of gas, it increases the rate the gas exits the body and it can relieve pain caused by gas in the intestines by decreasing foaming, which then allows for easier passing of flatulence. The Gas-X? product line includes extra-strength softgels; ultra-strength softgels; extra-strength anti-gas strips that melt on your tongue; a variety of flavored chewable extra-strength anti-gas tablets and more.