COLPERMIN IBS RELIEF CAPSULES

Active substance: PEPPERMINT OIL

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If any of these apply to you, get advice from your doctor or
pharmacist without using Colpermin.

! Talk to your doctor or pharmacist…
If this is the first time that you have suffered from these symptoms.
If you are aged 40 years or over and it has been some time
since your last attack of IBS, or your symptoms have changed.
I If your symptoms worsen, or do not improve over 2 weeks.
I If you are taking any indigestion remedies.
I If you have passed blood from your bowel.
I If you are vomiting or feeling nauseous.
I If you have lost your appetite or have unexplained
weight loss.
I If you are unusually pale or tired.
I If you have severe constipation.
I If you have a fever.
I If you have recently travelled abroad.
I If you have abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge.
I If you have difficulty or pain when passing urine.
If any of these bullet points apply to you now or in the past, talk
to your doctor or pharmacist.
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0.2ML PEPPERMINT OIL BP

This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of Irritable Bowel
Syndrome (IBS), including cramps and spasms of the large
bowel.
I This medicine is for use by adults and children aged 15 years
and over.
I Do not use this medicine:
I This product contains arachis oil (peanut oil). Do not use this
medicine if you are allergic to peanut or soya.
I If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the
ingredients. For the list of ingredients see section 6 c
I Speak to your doctor:
I If you suffer from any of the conditions mentioned in section
2. See section 2 c
I If you are taking any other medicines. See section 2 c
I Follow the dosage instruction carefully.
Now read this whole leaflet carefully before you use this
medicine. Keep the leaflet: you might need it again.
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1 What the medicine is for
Colpermin IBS Relief Capsules are an antispasmodic which are
used to relieve spasms and cramps which occur in the large
bowel in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The capsules contain
peppermint oil, which relaxes the spasm of the bowel wall. This
relieves pain and allows pockets of gas, which may have made
you feel bloated, to pass along the bowel and out of the body.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a condition in which there is pain,
spasm and bloating at almost any point between the groin, the
navel and the sides, sometimes accompanied by diarrhoea and
constipation. The symptoms may be more noticeable when you
are feeling stressed and anxious.

2 Before taking this medicine
This medicine is suitable for most people but a few people
should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist.

X Do not take this medicine…
If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients.
I If you are allergic to peanuts or soya.
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! If you are pregnant or breast-feeding
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Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this
medicine if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, suspect
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

! Some of the ingredients can cause problems
This product contains arachis oil (peanut oil). Do not use this
medicine if you are allergic to peanut or soya.
I Peppermint oil can cause allergic reactions in very rare cases
(rash, headache, slow pulse rate, loss of co-ordination and
shaking). These symptoms may occur in association with alcohol.
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3 How to take this medicine
Check the table to see how much medicine to use.
I For oral use only.
I Do not take the capsules immediately after food.
I Do not take the capsules at the same time as indigestion
remedies as they may damage the capsules.
I Do not chew or break the capsules before swallowing.
I Colpermin IBS Relief Capsules are hard gelatine capsules. There
is a chance that the capsules could break when they are pushed
out. Push out the capsules from the blister pocket with slight
pressure toward the end of the capsule. See diagram.

i Children under 15 years

A burning sensation in the mouth.
Anal irritation.
If you experience any side-effect not included in this leaflet or
are unsure of anything, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Also you can help to make sure medicines remain as safe as
possible by reporting any unwanted side-effects via the internet
at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard; alternatively you can call
Freephone 0808 100 3352 (available between 10am – 2pm
Monday to Friday) or fill in the paper form available from your
local pharmacy.
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Colpermin IBS Relief Capsules are not recommended for children
under 15 years old.

i Adults and children 15 years and over
Age

Dose

Adults and children
15 years and over

Take one capsule
three times a day.
If symptoms are severe,the
dose can be increased to
two capsules taken three
times a day.

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5 Storing this medicine

Do not take capsules immediately after food.
I The capsules should be taken until symptoms are resolved,
normally within one to two weeks. Treatment can be
continued for longer periods of between two to three months,
when symptoms are more persistent.
I If you experience new symptoms or worsening of existing
symptoms, consult your doctor.

Store below 25°C, avoid direct sunlight.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use your medicine after the date shown as an expiry date
on the packaging.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines no longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.

! If anyone has taken too much

6 Further information

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If anyone has taken too many capsules, contact a doctor or
your nearest Accident and Emergency department (Casualty)
taking this leaflet and pack with you.

! If you forget to take the medicine
If you forget to take a dose, take the next dose when needed.
Do not take a double dose.

4 Possible side-effects
Colpermin IBS Relief Capsules can have side-effects, like all medicines,
although these don’t affect everyone and are usually mild.

If you experience the following, stop using the
medicine and seek immediate medical help:
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Allergic reactions to peppermint oil or menthol including rash,
headache, slow pulse rate, loss of co-ordination and shaking
can occur. These may occur if the capsules are taken with alcohol.

Other effects, which may include:
Occasional heartburn or acid reflux. If you already suffer from
heartburn and this worsens after taking Colpermin IBS Relief
Capsules, you should stop taking this product and consult your
doctor or pharmacist for advice.
I Nausea and vomiting.
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What’s in the medicine?
The active ingredient is: Peppermint oil BP 0.2 ml
Other ingredients are: Gelatin, colloidal silica, titanium dioxide
(E171), indigotine (E132), Eudragit L, Eudragit S, triethyl citrate,
ammonia, monostearin, polyethyleneglycol 4000, talc, purified
water, beeswax, refined arachis (peanut) oil.

What the medicine looks like
Colpermin IBS Relief Capsules are coloured light and dark blue
sustained release capsules, with a blue band around the middle.
They are available in blister packs of 20, 60 and 100 capsules.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Each capsule contains 0.2 ml of the active ingredient.
Product Licence holder and Manufacturer: McNeil Products Ltd,
Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3UG, UK.
This leaflet was revised January 2013.
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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