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Colpermin Capsules

Colpermin Capsules (100 capsules )

Order before 3pm for delivery from Fri. 30 Jul and Mon. 02 Aug.

Description for Colpermin Capsules

These slow release Colpermin Capsules are specially formulated with peppermint oil as the active ingredient to provide gentle and fast relief from the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome by relaxing the bowel muscle to help relieve the tight knotting and painful cramps while also helping to remove the pockets of trapped wind that cause bloating.

Product Information

  • Age: 15 years +

    Maximum per order: 1

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Colpermin Capsules are a slow releasing peppermint oil capsules that provide rapid relief from symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Colpermin Capsules relax the bowel muscle to reduce painful cramps and bloating.

Irritable bowel syndrome can produce a variety of symptoms such as cramps, bloating, abdomibnal spasms, griping, diarrhoea and constipation. Colpermin Capsules can be used to relieve such symptoms.

Colpermin Capsules are designed to survive stomach acid and stay intact until they reach the small bowel, where they become most effective. As such, Colpermin Capsules are specifically formulated to target symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and provide rapid relief.

Always make sure to read all the instructions before taking a new medicine. If symptoms persist for over two weeks, consult with a doctor or pharmacist.

Colpermin Capsules are protectively coated so that they survive the stomach and can release the active ingredient peppermint oil directly into the lower bowel. Peppermint oil helps alleviate symptoms by:

  • Reducing trapped wind, bloating and discomfort
  • Relaxing muscles in the intestines
  • Helping to regulate bowel movements at a normal frequency

Colpermin Capsules are suitable for adults and young adults of over 15 years of age.

Food is moved through the intestines by constant contractions and relaxing of bowel muscles. Irritable bowel syndrome causes these muscle contractions to become painful, creating the symptoms of pain, discomfort, and bloating. Peppermint oil is a smooth muscle relaxant which reduces these contractions, helping alleviate these symptoms of pain and discomfort.

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Adults, the elderly and adolescents 15 years and over:

  • Take one capsule three times each day with a glass of water. 
  • Avoid taking the capsules immediately after eating food. 
  • Increase the dosage to a maximum of two capsules three times daily if the discomfort and pain is more severe. 
  • Ensure you read carefully all labels and product packaging before using this product.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take medication, however if you do they can include:

  • Although, Colpermin is generally tolerated very well, occasionally unwanted reactions such as anal irritation and heartburn may occur. 
  • Discontinue taking this medication and consult your pharmacist or doctor for advice, if you have the tendency to suffer from heartburn and this treatment seems to exacerbate the symptoms. 
  • Avoid chewing or breaking the capsules before swallowing because the peppermint oil might irritate the gullet and mouth.
  • If individuals are allergic to menthol or peppermint oil, there are rare cases where slow pulse rate, a rash, clumsiness, headache, or tremors might occur especially when alcohol has been taken.

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

The active ingredients contained in this medicine is/are:

Peppermint oil 0.2ml per capsule.

The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

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.

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product. 

  • The capsules should not chewed or broken but should be swallowed whole. 
  • Discontinue treatment in patients who already suffer from heartburn as they occasionally make the symptom worsen after taking Colpermin. 
  • Avoid taking these capsules if you have known allergy to peanut since Colpermin capsules contains Arachis oil (peanut oil).
  • Avoid Colpermin capsules if you are allergic to soya, as there is a possible relationship between allergy to soya and allergy to peanut. 
  • Consult your doctor before using the medication if the symptoms have changed, or if you had a recent foreign travel or if this is the initial presentation of these symptoms for confirmation of irritable bowel syndrome. 
  • Contact your doctor before using this medication if you are aged above 40 years and some time has elapsed since the last attack. 
  • Discuss with your doctor before using the product if you are pale, or feeling sick and tired, or if you have severe constipation or you have fever or you are vomiting or you have loss of weight or loss of appetite, or if blood has been passed from the bowel.
  • If you are planning to become expecting or you are pregnant, or if you have pain or difficulty passing urine of if you have abnormal discharge or vaginal bleeding, you should consult your doctor before using this medication. 
  • Consult your doctor if the condition worsens or there are new symptoms or failure to improve over a period of 2 weeks. 
  • This medication is not recommended children under 15 years. 

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.


UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail


  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.




  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.


International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are Colpermin Capsules used for?

    Colpermin Capsules are designed to alleviate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

  • How do Colpermin Capsules work?

    Colpermin Capsules are protected with an enteric coating, allowing them to travel through the stomach and into the small intestine before dissolving. Once they have reached the small intestine, the active ingredient peppermint oil is slowly released.

    Peppermint oil can then directly act upon the walls of the bowel, helping relax the gut. This reduces pain and discomfort caused by spasms and pressure in the bowel.

  • How do I use Colpermin Capsules?

    You should take one capsule three times a day. You should not take Colpermin Capsules immediately after eating.

    This dosage can be increased up to two capsules three times a day if pain or discomfort is severe.

    Colpermin Capsules should be swallowed whole alongside a drink. Do not chew or open the capsules – this will destroy the special coating and the peppermint oil will be released in the worng part of the digestive tract. Peppermint oil can also cause irritation if it comes in to contact with in the mouth or the throat and cause heart burn if the capsules are broken or schewed before swallowing.

    Colpermin Capsules should not be taken at the same time as indigestion remedies. If using indigestion remedies, ensure to take Colpermin Capsules more than two hours before or after using them.

    Colpermin Capsules should be used until symptoms have improved, which is usually within two weeks. If symptoms persist or worsen for over two weeks after using Colpermin Capsules, consult with a doctor or pharmacist.

    Colpermin Capsules can be used for continued treatment of certain symptoms for up to three months, but a doctor should be consulted with first.

  • Important information about Colpermin Capsules

    Before using IBS treatments such as Colpermin Capsules, you should get an IBS diagnosis from a doctor. If you are experiencing IBS symptoms for the first time, you should consult with a doctor.

    Consult with a doctor before using this medicine if any of the following apply:

    You are over 40 years old and your symptoms have changed, or it has been a while since the last IBS attack

    You feel sick and have experienced vomitting

    You have passed bloody stools

    You are pale and tired

    You are experiencing a fever

    You are experiencing severe constipation

    You are experiencing a reduced appetite or weight loss

    You have traveled abroad recently

    You are or are planning to become pregnant

    You experience pain or difficulty passing urine

    You are experiencing any vaginal bleeding or abnormal discharge

    You suffer from heartburn, which this medicine can make worse

     If alcohol is consumed whilst taking Colpermin Capsules, there is a risk of allergic reactions such as headache, shaking, rash, a slow pulse, and a loss of co-ordination. If you experience any of these reactions then avoid drinking alcohol while using Colpermin Capsules.


  • How can Colpermin Capsules affect other medicines?

    Colpermin Capsules are not known to interfere with any other medicines. If using indigestion remedies, make sure to take them more than two hours before or after Colpermin Capsules as they can reduce the effectiveness of the capsules.

Authored By:

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Chris Newbury

BPharm IP

Published on: 03-06-2016

Last modified on: 03-06-2020

Chris is a vastly experienced clinical pharmacist and has been registered as an Independent Prescriber since 2014.

Reviewed By:

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Leanne Sinclair


Reviewed on: 03-06-2020

Next review date: 03-06-2022

Leanne is a clinical pharmacist with years of experience working in pharmacy.

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