This peppermint oil is used to relieve IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) symptoms, such as trapped wind, bloating, cramping and pain.
The active ingredient in this medicine is a natural oil extracted from the peppermint plant. Peppermint works by relaxing the smooth muscle of your intestine, reducing spasms and cramping.
The capsules are enteric coated to help the oil reach the part of your bowel where it will be most effective.
Each capsule contains 0.2ml of peppermint oil.
Do not use this treatment if you are allergic to peppermint oil, aspirin or medicines similar to aspirin.
If you are aged 40 or older and your IBS symptoms recently changed, if you pass blood from the bowel or feel generally unwell (fever, lost appetite, are pale and tired or have experienced unexpected weight loss), you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Mintec.
Note: This medicine is not suitable for children.
The recommended dose for adults and elderly is one capsule, taken three times per day.
The capsules should be taken before a meal, and be swallowed whole. Do not chew or break them up.
Depending on the severity of your symptoms, you may increase the dose to two capsules, taken three times per day.
For the capsules to be effective, do not
Do not exceed the recommended dose. If symptoms persist or get worse, talk to your doctor as soon as possible. If you forget to take your tablets, do not double up in an attempt to make up for lost treatment. Simply wait until you are due your next dose.
You should talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.
Contact your doctor as soon as possible if you are noticing any signs of side effects, such as skin rashes, trembling and/or unsteadiness.
Avoid taking Mintec with alcohol.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
The capsule shell contains gelatin.
This medicine is now known to interact with other medication. However, if you are unsure, talk to you doctor or pharmacist before use.
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