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Apercap Peppermint Oil Capsules are taken to relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Each capsule is specially coated, which allows the medicine to pass through the stomach intact. This allows Apercap Capsules to reach the part of the gut where they are needed. From here, the peppermint oil is released, which has the effect of relaxing the muscle spasms in the bowel wall that cause IBS. This reduces the associated symptoms, which include:
Food is moved through the digestive tract by muscle contractions in the bowel. These muscles will contract and then relax in a regular fashion, helping food to transit through the intestines. Conditions such as IBS cause the muscles in the bowel to contract too often, which can often become painful. Peppermint Oil acts as a smooth muscle relaxant. When absorbed into the bowel, it will cause the overacting muscles to relax and contract less frequently. This helps relieve the associated symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
It is recommended that peppermint oil capsules only be taken when required. The capsule should be taken when the symptoms start to flare-up. Continue to take them until the symptoms resolve. Once your IBS has settled down, stop taking the capsules (this is typically within 1-2 weeks).
Do not take any other indigestion remedy within two hours prior to and after taking a peppermint oil capsule. This is because indigestion remedies can interfere with peppermint oil capsules, preventing them from working as intended. If your symptoms get worse or if any new symptoms develop, make an appointment to visit your doctor for advice.
Drinking alcohol whilst taking Apercap can increase the chances of experiencing side effects. If this is the case, it is advised to avoid alcohol when taking peppermint oil capsules.
Antispasmodics, like Apercap, don’t work for everyone. For some, alternatives antispasmodics may be more effective. If you are taking peppermint oil capsules without noticing an improvement in symptoms, it is worth trying an alternative treatment. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice about what alternatives are suitable for you.
One or two capsules should be taken three times daily. If possible, take the dose approximately one hour before meals. Peppermint oil capsules should not be taken immediately after food.
Do not worry if you forget to take a dose. Simply take your next dose when it is due. Do not double-up your next dose to make up for a forgotten capsule.
Swallow each Apercap capsule whole with a drink of water. Do not chew peppermint oil capsules.
Not everyone will experience side effects from taking peppermint oil capsules. However, if side effects do occur they can include:
If you are concerned about any of these side effects, or if Apercap affects you in any other way, stop using it and speak with your doctor or pharmacist.
The active ingredient in each Apercap Capsule is; Peppermint Oil 0.2ml
Apercap also contains several inactive ingredients that make up the complete product:
Please read the following warnings carefully to ensure you choose a suitable product.
Do not take Apercap if any of the following apply:
If any of the following apply, speak with your doctor or pharmacist prior to taking Apercap:
Apercap should not be taken at the same time as:
Please take the time to read the product packaging and the patient information leaflet prior to use. Always inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
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