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Patient Information Leaflet


Peppermint Water BP 1973
Peppermint oil (Mentha x piperita L.)
Please read the entire leaflet carefully
before you take this product.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
• If you have further questions, please
ask your doctor, pharmacist or qualified
healthcare practitioner.

In this leaflet:
1. What Peppermint Water BP 1973 is and
what it is used for
2. Before you take Peppermint Water BP 1973
3. How to take Peppermint Water BP 1973
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Peppermint Water BP 1973
6. Further Information.

1. What Peppermint Water BP 1973
is and what it is used for
• Peppermint Water BP 1973 is a traditional
herbal medicinal product containing 2.5
microlitres of Peppermint Mentha x piperita
L.) in each 5ml oral solution.
• Peppermint oil belongs to a group of
products known as anti-flatulents.
• A traditional herbal medicinal product
used for the symptomatic relief of minor
digestive complaints such as dyspepsia,
flatulence and stomach cramps, based on
traditional use only.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Peppermint Water BP 1973 is not recommended
during pregnancy and lactation. You should consult
your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare
practitioner if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Driving and using machines
No studies on the ability to drive and use machines
have been performed.
Important information about some of the
ingredients of Peppermint Water BP 1973
This product also contains sodium methyl, ethyl
and propyl hydroxybenzoates (E219, E215 and
E217) which may cause allergic reactions (possibly

3. How to take Peppermint Water BP
Always shake the bottle thoroughly before use.
Peppermint Water BP 1973 is taken by mouth.
The dose can vary widely according to the level of
your discomfort, but is normally:
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years of
Two - eight 5ml spoonfuls to be taken 3-4 times
daily, as required.
Do not take more than the label/leaflet tells you to.
If symptoms worsen, or persist for more than 2
weeks, a doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner
should be consulted.
If you take too much of this product (overdose)
If you feel unwell talk to your doctor, pharmacist or
qualified healthcare practitioner.

2. Before you take Peppermint Water
BP 1973

If you forget to take this product
Do not take a double dose. Take the next dose when
it becomes due.

Do not take this product if you:
• are allergic to any of the ingredients listed
in this leaflet, or menthol, which is found in
Peppermint Oil
• are under 12 years old
• have problems with your bile duct e.g.
infection, blockage or inflammation of
your bile duct or gallstones or other biliary
• are suffering from heartburn, or hiatus hernia,
as it may make it worse
• have an ulcer in your mouth, stomach or gut.

If you have any questions or are unsure about
anything ask your doctor, pharmacist or qualified
healthcare practitioner.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You
can also report side effects directly via the Yellow
Card Scheme at
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.

5. How to Store Peppermint Water BP
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
There are no special storage precautions for this
product. Store in the original packaging.

What this product looks like and content of
the pack
Peppermint Water is a clear, sugar free liquid.
It is available in bottles of 100ml.
*BP stands for British Pharmacopoeia.
Traditional Herbal Registration Holder:
Viridian Pharma Ltd, Bampton Road, Romford,
Essex, RM3 8UG, United Kingdom.
Pharmacy Manufacturing Unit,
Queens Hospital,
Staffs. DE13 0RB.
Traditional Herbal Registration No.:
THR 20346/0003
This leaflet was last revised in June 2017

Use by date: Do not use Peppermint Water BP
1973 after the expiry date on the label, or if there
are any signs of discolouration or clouding of the

6. Further Information
What Peppermint Water BP* 1973 contains:
Each 10ml of oral solution contains 5 microlitres
of the active substance Peppermint oil (Mentha x
piperita L.).
Other ingredients are: glycerol, carbomer,
citric acid, sodium methyl, ethyl and propyl
hydroxybenzoates (E219, E215 and E217) and
purified water.

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4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines Peppermint Water BP 1973 can
cause side effects although not everybody gets
There is a possibility you might develop
hypersensitivity to menthol (which is found in
Peppermint Oil) or Peppermint Oil itself.
If you do you may suffer skin rash, headache,
muscle tremor, effects on heart rate, or other
unexpected symptoms.
Continued overleaf

100mm Measurement Verification Bar

If you think you are having an allergic reaction to
this product, or suspect any other side effect, tell
your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare
practitioner as soon as you can.




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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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