- ABDOMINAL PAIN
- IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
- DIET & LIFESTYLE
Abdominal discomfort and IBS can manifest through different type of symptoms like:
To help you to better understand your abdominal discomfort or IBS symptoms through a holistic approach, Buscomint® has partnered with the Cara Care App.
Buscomint is multi symptom treatment based on peppermint oil for the 3 in 1 effective relief of abdominal pain, cramps and bloating. Contains 24 gastro-resistant soft gel capsules.
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BuscoMint® is an herbal medicinal product comprising of a natural active ingredient, peppermint oil. Each Buscomint® capsule contains 0.2 ml (= 181.6 mg) of peppermint oil (Mentha × piperita L., aetheroleum) as natural active ingredient and less than 1 mmol (= 23 mg) per dosage unit of sodium as excipient.1
After swallowing the BuscoMint® capsule, the release of the natural active ingredient, peppermint oil is delayed by a coating of the capsule (enteric coating). The capsule travels down the digestive tract and once it reaches the distal small bowel, peppermint oil is released and then begins to exert the local relaxation effects on the bowel muscles (antispasmodic action).1
In addition to the antispasmodic action, peppermint oil also appears to have the ability to secrete bile from the liver and antifoaming effects which further aid in decreasing bloating, and thus help in effective relief from abdominal discomfort and pain especially in IBS.1
It is recommended to take one Buscomint® capsule 3 times a day for adults and adolescents over 12 years of age who weigh at least 40 kg (6.3 stone).1
It is recommended to take Buscomint® capsules 30 minutes before a meal with plenty of liquid. The capsules should be taken until symptoms resolve, usually within one or two weeks. If you still do not feel better or feel even worse after two weeks, you must talk to a doctor.1
Buscomint® can be taken by adult and adolescent patients over 12 years of age and who weigh at least 40 kg. Not suitable for children under 12 years of age.1
The recommended dose Buscomint® is to take a maximum of three capsules in a day (i.e., one capsule after each meal three times) for one or two weeks until your symptoms resolve. You must talk to a doctor if you feel worse, or do not feel better after two weeks. If your symptoms persist, the capsules can be continued for periods up to 3 months per treatment course under medical advice.1
Always take Buscomint® exactly as described in patient leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.1
Always take Buscomint® exactly as described in patient leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has advised you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.1
It is recommended to take up to one Buscomint® capsule three times a day.1
Buscomint® overdose may cause severe gastro-intestinal symptoms, nausea, diarrhoea, rectal ulceration, convulsions, loss of consciousness, breathing problems, cardiac disturbances, and other central nervous system problems, probably due to the presence of menthol. If you take more Buscomint Peppermint oil, capsules than the recommended dose, talk to your doctor or go to a hospital straight away and take the patient information leaflet of the product with you.1
No, the soft gel capsules contain gelatine.
There is no evidence to suggest that Buscomint® is not suitable in lactose intolerant individuals. Buscomint does not contain lactose.
Safety during pregnancy has not been established. In the absence of sufficient human data, it is not recommended to take Buscomint Peppermint oil, capsules during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.1
No studies on the effect of alcohol have been performed. In the absence of sufficient data, the use during alcohol consumption is not recommended.
Buscomint® is an herbal medicinal product. However, like all medicines, it may cause few side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you experience any of the following effects, stop taking the capsules and seek medical help immediately.1
The frequency of the effects occurring is not known.
Store Buscomint® at room temperature (25°C) or less, away from moisture, heat, light and great temperature variance. Keep the blisters in the outer carton in order to protect from light.
Buscomint® is available from most pharmacies and supermarkets. It is also currently available in Amazon. Click here to order online.
1. Buscomint® (peppermint oil 0.2 ml gastro-resistant capsules) [patient leaflet]. Berkshire, UK: Sanofi; 2020.
2. Agrawal A, Whorwell PJ. Irritable bowel syndrome: diagnosis and management. BMJ. 2006;332(7536):280-283
It is not possible to buy Buscopan® IBS Relief in this store, but it can be found in the healthcare aisle on your next visit.Close
Buscopan IBS Relief is for medically confirmed IBS. Buscopan Cramps provides relief from abdominal cramps, pain and discomfort. Buscopan IBS Relief and Buscopan Cramps contain hyoscine butylbromide. Always read the label.
Buscomint® Peppermint oil 0.2ml gastro-resistant soft capsules. For the symptomatic relief of abdominal pain, abdominal cramps and flatulence in IBS. Always read the label.
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