Dual action Colpermin has been specially formulated in a prolonged release capsule to help manage the symptoms of IBS. Its double action helps relieve both the painful abdominal spasm and uncomfortable bloating of IBS. Firstly Colpermin has a relaxing effect in the bowel muscle to relieve the knotted feeling and cramping pain in the stomach. At the same time, Colpermin helps disperse the pockets of trapped wind that can cause that uncomfortable bloated feeling.
Colpermin 100 Capsules is an antispasmodic and a carminative. It is used to relieve that spasm, bloating and cramp which occurs in the large bowel in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Colpermin is used to relieve the painful spasm and bloating of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Colpermin capsules are specially coated to survive the acidity of the stomach and stay intact until they reach the end of the small bowel, when they start to release the active ingredient. The peppermint oil continues to be steadily released as the capsules pass along the large bowel, so relaxing the spasm of the bowel wall. This relieves pain and allows pockets of gas, which may have made you feel bloated, pass along the bowel and out of the body. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is an extremely common complaint, estimated to affect about 9 million people in the UK. IBS is actually a collection of symptoms which most commonly painful abdominal spasm, griping, cramping, bloating, diarrhoea or constipation. The symptoms of IBS occur because the intestines begin to contract too tightly. You may experience one or more of these common symptoms at one time or another. These symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome may be more noticeable when you are feeling stressed and anxious. Colpermin can help break the cycle of spasm and bloating, and help normalise your bowels.
Adults: Take one capsule three times a day with a glass of water. Do not take the capsule immediately after food. If the pain and discomfort is more severe, the dose can be increased to a maximum of two capsules three times a day. Colpermin is not suitable for children. Normally these capsules may be needed for only 1 or 2 weeks, but sometimes the discomfort may continue. If the discomfort and pain persist for more than 2 weeks, then you are advised to see your Doctor to make sure there is nothing seriously wrong. If you have taken too many capsules or if a child has taken your capsules, immediately inform your Doctor. If you forget to take a dose, take the next one as usual. Do not double the next dose.
The capsules should be swallowed whole, ie not broken or chewed. Patients who already suffer from heartburn sometimes have an exacerbation of this symptom after taking Colpermin. Treatment should be discontinued in these patients. Colpermin contains Arachis oil (peanut oil) and should not be taken by patients known to be allergic to peanut. As there is a possible relationship between allergy to peanut and allergy to Soya, patients with Soya allergy should also avoid Colpermin. The patient should be advised to consult a doctor before use in the following circumstances: first presentation of these symptoms for confirmation of IBS aged 40 years or over and it is some time since the last attack, or the symptoms have changed blood has been passed from the bowel there is a feeling of sickness or there is vomiting loss of appetite or loss of weight paleness and tiredness severe constipation fever recent foreign travel pregnancy or planning a pregnancy or possibly pregnant abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge difficulty or pain in passing urine If there are new symptoms or worsening of the condition or failure to improve over two weeks, the patient should consult their doctor. Under 15 years and children: not recommended. You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use
Colpermins contains the active ingredient: Peppermint oil BP 0.2. The other ingredients include: Gelatin, colloidal silica, titanium dioxide (E171), indigotine (E132), eudragit S100, endragit L30 D55, triethyl citrate, ammonia solution 10%, monostearin, polyethylene glycol 4000, talc, purified water, beeswax and refined arachis (peanut) oil
Colpermin is usually well tolerated, though very occasionally heartburn and anal irritation can occur. If you have a tendency to suffer from heartburn and the capsules seem to make it worse, you should stop taking Colpermin and return to your Doctor or Pharmacist for advice. If the capsules are chewed or broken before being swallowed, the peppermint oil may irritate the mouth and gullet. In very rare instances where someone is allergic to peppermint oil or menthol, a rash, headache, slow pulse rate, clumsiness or shaking may occur. This is more likely when alcohol has been consumed.
Size: 100 capsules
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