Peppermint oil

Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
Adult: Each cap contains 0.2 mL peppermint oil: 1 cap tid, may increase to 2 cap tid. Max duration of treatment: 3 months.
Child: ≥15 year Same as adult dose.

Gastrointestinal tract spasm
Adult: 10-40 mL daily in 3-4 divided doses as necessary.
Child: >12 yr Same as adult dose.

Pruritic skin disorders
Adult: As 0.3% soln: Apply and rub rapidly for 10 seconds onto affected area.
Child: ≥2 year Same as adult dose.

Topical analgesia
Adult: As 0.3% patch: Apply onto affected area up to 3 days, if desired.
Child: ≥10 yr Same as adult dose.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ GERD, GI inflammation/ulceration, biliary diseases (e.g. bile obstruction, cholangitis, gallstones), hiatal hernia. Childn. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Heartburn, perianal irritation, severe constipation, blood in faeces, difficulty or pain during urination, abnormal vag bleeding or discharge, wt loss, anorexia, fever.
Immunologic: Rarely, allergic reactions (manifested by headache, bradycardia, ataxia, tremor, anaphylactic shock, erythematous skin rash).
Symptoms: Severe nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, vertigo, drowsiness, ataxia, coma. Management: Symptomatic and supportive treatment. Perform gastric lavage.
Drug Interactions
May interfere w/ the clearance of drugs which are mediated by CYP3A4 enzyme.
Food Interaction
May exacerbate adverse effects w/ alcohol.
Description: Peppermint oil is an aromatic carminative that exerts its effect locally rather than systemically. It causes colonic relaxation and decreases intra-colonic pressure by interfering w/ the mobilisation of Ca ions.
Store below 25°C.
MIMS Class
Antispasmodics / Other Dermatologicals / Topical Antihistamines/Antipruritics
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Dr Tans Pain Relieving 3 Day Herbal Patch Peppermint Patch (Great Loong LLC). DailyMed. Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine. Accessed 05/10/2017.

Joint Formulary Committee. Peppermint Oil. British National Formulary [online]. London. BMJ Group and Pharmaceutical Press. Accessed 05/10/2017.

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