What is Colpermin?
Colpermin Capsules are and IBS treatment which helps to ease painful stomach cramps and bloating. Ideal for those aged 15 and over who suffer from IBS and are looking for a reliable way to keep their symptoms under control.
What is IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, also known as IBS, is a common condition which causes stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, and other unpleasant symptoms around your digestive symptom. There is no cure for IBS, but you can help to ease your symptoms using medication. You can also help to relieve your symptoms by monitoring your diet, which will help you identify whether certain foods trigger your symptoms so you can try to avoid them.
How will Colpermin help to ease my IBS symptoms?
Colpermin IBS Relief capsules contain peppermint oil, which works as an antispasmodic. This means that it eases symptoms of IBS by relaxing the spasm of the bowel wall, easing pain caused by cramps and spasms. It also lets pockets of gas, which can cause the bloating, move through the bowel more freely and leave the body easily.
Can I use this medication if I’m pregnant?
Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Some medications may not be suitable for you or your baby at this time and a medical professional may need to recommend a different product.
Can I use this product if I’m taking other medication?
Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product if you are taking any other medication, including those obtained without a prescription. This will help you to be sure that your medications are safe to take together.
How to take Colpermin
Swallow 1 Colpermin capsule three times a day. If your symptoms are particularly severe, you can increase your dose to 2 capsules three times a day. Do not take more than the recommended daily dose. Do not take these capsules immediately after food or at the same time as indigestion remedies.
When should Colpermin not be used?
Colpermin Capsules are not suitable for use by children under the age of 15. Do not take this product if you are allergic to peanuts, soya, or any of the other listed ingredients. Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you:
- Are suffering from these symptoms for the first time
- Are aged over 40 and it has been some time since your last IBS attack
- Are aged over 40 and your IBS symptoms have changed
- Find that your symptoms get worse or do not improve over 2 weeks
- Are taking any indigestion remedies
- Have passed blood from your bowel
- Are vomiting or feeling sick
- Have lost your appetite or have unexplained weight loss
- Are unusually tired or pale
- Have severe constipation
- Have a fever
- Have recently travelled abroad
- Have abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
- Have difficulty or pain when passing urine
Does this product have any side effects?
Like all medications, Colpermin can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include signs of an allergic reaction, if you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek medical help immediately:
- Slow pulse rate
- Loss of co-ordination
Other side effects of this medicine include:
- Heartburn or acid reflux
- Nausea and vomiting
- Burning sensation in the mouth
- Anal irritation
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Website.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Avoid direct sunlight. Store in original packaging and do not use once expiry date printed on the packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U 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.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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- Peppermint Oil
The active ingredient is: Peppermint oil 0.2 ml
Other ingredients are: Gelatin, colloidal silica, titanium dioxide (E171), indigotine (E132), Eudragit L, Eudragit S, triethyl citrate, ammonia, monostearin, polyethyleneglycol 4000, talc, purified water, beeswax, refined arachis (peanut) oil.
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