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Hearst UK is the trading name of the National Magazine Company Ltd, 30 Panton Street, Leicester Square, London, SW1Y 4AJ. Registered in England. All Rights Reserved. Peppermint oil capsules and liquid are also available without a brand name, ie as the generic medicine.
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It is strongly recommended that the UK National Poisons Information Service be consulted on cases of suspected or actual overdose where there is doubt over the degree of risk or about appropriate management. You can keep taking Mintec for two to three months for more persistent symptoms, but get advice from your doctor first.
The usual precautions concerning the administration of any drug during pregnancy should be observed. Do not keep out-of-date or unwanted medicines. Take them to your local pharmacy which will dispose of them for you. Not everybody with irritable bowel syndrome finds that antispasmodics like peppermint oil capsules work well for them. Some people respond better to other types of antispasmodic medicines. If your symptoms do not improve, it is worth trying a different kind of antispasmodic. Ask your pharmacist for advice about what treatments would be suitable for you.
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Peppermint oil helps the muscle in your bowel, relax. This helps to relieve the pain of stomach cramps and eases bloating and farting.Food moves through your intestines because some of the muscles in your bowel contract and then relax in a regular way. These muscle contractions move the food along. In conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, the muscle contractions can occur too often or become painful. This causes symptoms such as pain and bloating. Smooth muscle relaxants like peppermint oil work on the muscles in the bowel to cause them to relax. This helps to relieve the pain and discomfort. If you develop any new symptoms, or if your symptoms become worse, make an appointment to see your doctor for advice (even if you have previously been diagnosed by your doctor). Never take more than the prescribed dose. If you suspect that you or someone else might have taken an overdose of this medicine, go to the accident and emergency department of your local hospital. Take the container with you, even if it is empty.
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Adults: one capsule orally three times a day, preferably before meals with a small quantity of water, but not immediately after food. The capsules must not be broken or chewed. These can stop the peppermint oil working as it should. Mixing peppermint oil with herbal remedies and supplements
3. Who can and cannot take peppermint oil
Mintec capsules contain sorbitol (E420) therefore, patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance should not take this medicine. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These