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Quick summary

Type of medicine

Gastrointestinal Relief Gel

Works by

Forming a soothing and protective lining in the gastrointestinal tract

Active Ingredient

Colloidal Silica

Effective within

Provides relief upon use for gastrointestinal discomfort



Side effects

May include temporary bloating or stomach discomfort

Medication details


Silicol Gel is a unique over-the-counter medicinal product with a distinctive mode of action and an array of potential uses. This gel contains colloidal silica, a natural substance known for its benefits in various gastrointestinal conditions.

Colloidal silica is a suspension of fine particles of silicon dioxide in a liquid. It is known for its high surface area, which allows it to interact with various substances in the gastrointestinal tract. Silicol Gel utilizes colloidal silica to address different gastrointestinal issues, providing a soothing and protective effect.


Silicol Gel is easy to use and versatile, making it suitable for various gastrointestinal conditions. It is available in a 200ml bottle and typically comes with a dosing spoon. Follow these general directions for use:
Shake Well: Before using Silicol Gel, shake the bottle well to ensure even dispersion of colloidal silica in the gel.
Dosage: The recommended dosage for adults and children over 12 years of age is 1 to 2 tablespoons (15-30ml) three times a day, preferably before meals.
Children: For children between 3 and 12 years, the dosage is 1 tablespoon (15ml) three times a day.
Use the Spoon: To accurately measure the dosage, use the provided dosing spoon that comes with the product.
Take Between Meals: For the best results, it is generally recommended to take Silicol Gel between meals, at least 1-2 hours before or after eating.
Duration: Continue using Silicol Gel as needed for relief from gastrointestinal discomfort. It is advisable to consult a healthcare professional for prolonged use or recurring symptoms.


Silicol Gel's primary active ingredient is colloidal silica. This colloidal form of silicon dioxide is known for its remarkable properties:
Colloidal Silica: Colloidal silica consists of fine particles of silicon dioxide suspended in a liquid medium. This gel form allows it to form a protective and soothing lining within the gastrointestinal tract.
Silicol Gel is free from artificial preservatives, gluten, and lactose. It is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Its composition and lack of additives make it a gentle and well-tolerated product for various users.

Side Effects

Silicol Gel is generally considered safe and well-tolerated, and side effects are rare. However, individuals may react differently to any medication. Possible side effects may include:
Gastrointestinal Effects: Some individuals may experience mild gastrointestinal effects like bloating or stomach discomfort. These effects are typically temporary and can be minimized by adjusting the dosage or taking the product with meals.
If you experience persistent or severe side effects, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional. Additionally, if you suspect an allergic reaction to any component of the product, seek medical attention promptly.


Shake bottle well before every use. Consult your Dr If you are pregnant, nursing, have a pre-existing medical condition, or are taking other medications, consult a healthcare professional before using Silicol Gel.
Prolonged Use: Prolonged or recurrent gastrointestinal discomfort should be assessed by a healthcare professional. Do not use the product as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or a healthy lifestyle.
Keep Out of Reach: Store Silicol Gel out of reach of children to prevent accidental ingestion. If swallowed by accident, seek immediate medical attention. Should be used for children over 12 years.

Allergic Reactions: If you suspect an allergic reaction, discontinue use and seek medical advice. This may include symptoms like swelling, itching, or skin rashes.
Shelf Life: Check the expiry date on the packaging and do not use Silicol Gel if it has passed its expiration date.
Storage: Store the product in a cool, dry place, and avoid exposure to direct sunlight or heat.
Alcohol Interaction: Silicol Gel does not contain alcohol and can typically be used without restrictions concerning alcohol consumption. However, individuals with specific sensitivities or conditions should consult a healthcare professional regarding alcohol interactions If acute symptoms worsen or have not reduced after 3 days consult a Dr. In chronic disorders treat for up to 4 weeks.

Medically reviewed and published

  • This page was medically reviewed by Dr Sohaib Imtiaz, Clinical Lead on Oct 11, 2023, 9:42 am

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Please read our FAQs page to find out more.

Can I use Silicol Gel for heartburn or acid reflux?

Silicol Gel is not specifically indicated for heartburn or acid reflux. It is primarily designed to address gastrointestinal discomfort such as bloating. If you have heartburn or acid reflux symptoms, consider consulting a healthcare professional for appropriate treatment options.

Is Silicol Gel suitable for children under 3 years old?

Silicol Gel is generally recommended for children aged 3 and older. Consult with a healthcare professional for guidance on addressing gastrointestinal issues in younger children.

Can I take Silicol Gel alongside other medications or supplements?

Silicol Gel is generally well-tolerated and does not interact with most medications or supplements. However, it's advisable to take medications at least one hour before or after taking Silicol Gel to ensure optimal absorption of both.

How long can I use Silicol Gel continuously for gastrointestinal discomfort?

Silicol Gel is safe for short-term use to alleviate gastrointestinal symptoms. If you experience recurrent or prolonged discomfort, consult a healthcare professional for further evaluation and guidance on extended use.

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