What are Buscomint Peppermint Oil Gastro-Resistant Soft Capsules?
Buscomint Peppermint Oil Gastro-Resistant Soft Capsules are an easy-to-swallow, herbal remedy used to relieve abdominal pain, cramping, bloating and flatulence, especially in patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
How to take this product
Always take Buscomint Peppermint Oil Gastro-Resistant Soft Capsules exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as your doctor / Chemist4U pharmacist has told you. For adults and children over 12 years of age who weigh at least 40 kg (6 stone) take 1 gastro-resistant capsule 3 times a day.
The capsules must be swallowed whole with liquid, 30 minutes before a meal. These capsules should be taken until your symptoms resolve, usually within 1 or 2 weeks. You must talk to your GP if your symptoms worsen or you do not feel better after 2 weeks.
What is IBS?
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that affects the digestive system, and it is quite common. You may experience symptoms varying from stomach cramps, bloating, gas, diarrhoea and constipation. Your symptoms may come and go, last for a period of time, or you may find that certain things trigger a flare-up.
What causes IBS?
The exact cause of IBS isn’t yet known, but there are some factors that are common in people with the condition. If you’ve got an abnormality in your digestive system, it may cause discomfort when releasing gas or stool.
Your brain won’t send the accurate signals to your intestines that can result in your body overreacting to the digestive process, causing discomfort, constipation and diarrhoea. You’re more prone to developing IBS if you’ve had a serious bout of diarrhoea caused by an infection, or if you’ve got a lot of bacteria harbouring in the intestines. Stressful situations can also be a trigger for IBS in certain people, especially if it occurred during childhood.
Are Buscomint Peppermint Oil Gastro-Resistant Soft Capsules suitable for children?
Buscomint Peppermint Oil Gastro-Resistant Soft Capsules are not suitable for children under the age of 12. If you’re looking to treat abdominal pain, cramping, bloating or flatulence in a child under the age of 12, you should speak to your GP or Chemist4U pharmacist for advice on alternative treatment options.
Are Buscomint Peppermint Oil Gastro-Resistant Soft Capsules suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women?
There isn’t enough data available to conclude that these capsules are safe to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Therefore, it’s not recommended to take Buscomint Peppermint Oil Gastro-Resistant Soft Capsules during pregnancy or breastfeeding. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, you must ask your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist for advice before taking any new medicine.
When should this product not be used?
Buscomint Peppermint Oil Gastro-Resistant Soft Capsules may be unsuitable for certain people. Do not take these capsules if you are allergic to peppermint oil, menthol or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not take these capsules if you:
Suffer from liver disease
Have an infection of the bile duct
Have reduced gastric acid production
Have gallstones or any other biliary disorders
If you weigh less than 40 kg (6 stone) due to safety concerns
Talk to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this medicine if you have heartburn or hiatus hernia (protrusion of the upper part of the stomach).
Are there any side effects?
Like all medicines, Buscomint Peppermint Oil Gastro-Resistant Soft Capsules may cause side effects in some people, but these won’t affect everybody. Seek emergency medical attention if you notice any signs of a severe allergic reaction, symptoms of which include swelling of the face and throat, skin rash, breathing difficulties and/or loss of consciousness. Side effects may include:
Nausea and vomiting
Menthol odour in stools and urine
Inflammation of the glans of the penis
Painful urination (dysuria)
For more information on potential side effects, refer to the patient information leaflet. If you experience any side effects, including any not included in the patient information leaflet, you can report them using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
Store in a cool, dry place out of sight and reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date, referring to the last day of the month stated on the packaging. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
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