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Colpermin IBS Relief capsules

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Information specific to: Colpermin IBS Relief capsules.

About Colpermin IBS Relief capsules and how it works

This medicine helps relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It belongs to a group of medicines called antispasmodics. The main ingredient peppermint oil, works by relaxing muscles and relives muscle spasms of the bowel in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

This medicine is available in the form of capsules that are taken by mouth.

The capsules should be swallowed whole and not broken or chewed.

You should not take the capsules immediately after food.

Speak to your doctor if your symptoms do not improve within two weeks or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.

Before using Colpermin IBS Relief capsules

This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never have it. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before having it.

Always get advice from a healthcare professional before having this medicine if:

  • you are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine, to peanuts, or to soya
  • this medicine is for someone under 15 years of age
  • you suffer from heartburn
  • this is the first time you have had symptoms of IBS and you have not previously had them diagnosed by a doctor
  • if you are over 40 years of age and your IBS symptoms have got worse or changed since the last time you had them
  • you have passed blood in your stools
  • you are vomiting or suffering from nausea
  • you have lost weight or lost your appetite
  • you are pale or tired
  • you have severe constipation
  • you have a fever
  • you have recently travelled abroad
  • you have vaginal bleeding or discharge
  • you have difficulty or experience pain when passing urine

Medicines interactions

If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. Before taking this medicine consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines including vitamins, supplements and herbal or complementary preparations.

The following medicines may interact with this medicine:

  • indigestion remedies

Possible side effects of Colpermin IBS Relief capsules

Most medicines can cause some side-effects but not everyone having the same medicine will get the same side-effects.

The following side-effects have been associated with people having this medicine:

  • hypersensitivity reactions
  • allergic reactions including rash, headache, slower heart rate, muscle tremor, and balance and coordination problems - these reactions are more likely to happen if you take this medicine with alcohol
  • burning sensation in the mouth
  • indigestion
  • gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • vomiting
  • nausea
  • occasional heartburn - stop taking this medicine and seek medical advice if you already suffer from heartburn and it worsens
  • discomfort around the rectal and anal areas

If you experience other side effects or have any other worrying symptoms while you are taking this medicine, seek medical advice.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are trying to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are breast-feeding, you should seek medical advice before taking this medicine.

Other important information

Make sure that you read the leaflet that comes with your medicine to check what dose you should take and if there is anything that you need to do if you take more than the recommended dose. If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

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