Each enteric coated liquid filled hard gelatin capsule contains 187 mg (0.2 ml) of peppermint oil.
Peppermint Oil is indicated in Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Functional dyspepsia, Abdominal pain and spasm, Abdominal distension/bloating
Anticholinergics (antimuscarinics)/ Anti-spasmodics
Peppermint leaf preparations consist of the fresh or dried leaf of Mentha x piperita L. The whole dried leaf must contain not less than 1.2% (ml/gm) and the cut leaf must contain not less than 0.9% volatile oil. Peppermint oil consists of the essential oil, obtained by steam-distilling freshly harvested, flowering springs and is neither partially nor wholly dementholized.
Peppermint Oil helps to relieve both the painful abdominal spasm and uncomfortable bloating of IBS. It has a relaxant, antispasmodic effect especially on the muscles of the large bowel or colon and in bowel spasm, particularly large-bowel spasm. It is carminative, antibacterial, mucolytic. Peppermint Oil helps to treat unpleasant sensations of fullness and bloating and facilitates the passing of bowel gases, so relieving accompanying cramp like pain.
Dosage & Administration
Adults: 1 capsule 3 times daily with a glass of water. The dose may be increased to a maximum of 2 capsules 3 times daily or as directed by a physician.
Children (8 years and above): 1 capsule 3 times daily with a glass of water or a directed by a physician.
Exacerbation of adverse effects if taken with alcohol; enteric-coated preparations containing peppermint oil should not be taken immediately with antacids.
Contraindicated in patients with achlorhydria. Also contraindicated for infants due to the potential risk of spasm of the tongue or respiratory arrest.
Pregnancy & Lactation
No known restrictions.
Should not be taken with food or immediately after meals. Should be taken 30 to 60 minutes before meals. Must be swallowed whole, with a little liquid. Capsules must not be chewed or crushed.
Keep in a cool & dry place, away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.