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Mintec Peppermint Oil For IBS Relief - 84 Capsules

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Laura Henderson - Medical Content Writer
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Medical Content Writer
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What are Mintec peppermint oil capsules?

Mintec peppermint oil capsules are a treatment for IBS that uses a natural ingredient to ease your symptoms. Just three capsules a day can help to ease cramps, trapped wind, bloating, and stomach pain and discomfort. If you’re suffering with IBS and are looking for a treatment that will help to ease your symptoms without interacting with other medications you’re taking, Mintec could be the perfect choice for you.


What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which is also known as IBS, is a condition that affects your digestive system. When you have IBS, you can experience attacks after eating certain foods that trigger your symptoms or when you’re under stress. Some of the most common symptoms you may experience during an IBS attack include:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Stomach cramps
  • Stomach pain
  • Bloating
  • Wind
  • Feeling sick


How will Mintec peppermint oil capsules help to ease my IBS symptoms?

Mintec capsules contain an active ingredient called peppermint oil, which is a natural remedy derived from the peppermint plant. It helps to ease IBS symptoms by relaxing the muscles in your gut, helping to reduce the muscle spasms that cause pain and discomfort during IBS attacks. It also helps to ease trapped wind and bloating, making you feel more comfortable.


Can I take peppermint oil capsules if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Mintec peppermint oil capsules. Some medications may not be suitable for you during these times, so always speak to a medical professional before using any new treatments.


Can I drink alcohol while I’m taking these capsules?

You should not drink alcohol while taking Mintec capsules, as it can increase your chances of experiencing the side effects of this product.


Can I take this product if I’m taking other medication?

Mintec peppermint oil capsules are not known to interact with any other medications, so you should be able to take them with your regular medication. However, we’d always recommend speaking to your doctor or pharmacist before taking two medications together if you’re unsure whether the combination is safe or right for you.


How to take these capsules

Take one Mintec capsule three times a day. Take before meals with a sip of water or another cool drink. Do not take immediately after food. If your symptoms are particularly severe you may be able to up your dose to two capsules three times a day. Do not take this product for more than 3 months without speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.


When should this product not be used?

Mintec capsules are not suitable for children. Do not take this product if you are allergic to peppermint oil, aspirin or aspirin-like medications, or any of the listed ingredients in these capsules. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you:

  • Are over 40 and it has been some time since you last had an IBS attack
  • Notice that your symptoms have changed
  • Have blood in your stool
  • Have abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
  • Are severely constipated
  • Have difficulty or pain when passing urine
  • Are feeling or being sick
  • Have lost your appetite or have lost weight
  • Are pale and feeling tired
  • Have recently had a fever
  • Have recently travelled abroad


Do Mintec capsules have any side effects?

Like all medication, Mintec capsules can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include:

  • Heartburn
  • Allergic reactions, e.g. skin rashes, slow heartbeat, trembling, unsteadiness

If you experience these or any other side effects while taking this product, stop use and speak to your doctor. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.


How to store this product

Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Do not take this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.


Important information

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

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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Mintec Peppermint Oil For IBS Relief - 84 Capsules Reviews

By customer,
April 13, 2021
helps with the burps!
By Michelle ,
January 28, 2020
Swapped buscopan with these, only take 1 in morning on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before food and another late afternoon rather than 8 buscopan every day and my stomach is much calmer now.
By Rooney,
September 24, 2018
Has controlled my symptoms very effectively

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