Colpermin IBS relief capsules (100)
Colpermin is an antispasmodic is used to treat the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), including cramps and spasms of the large bowel.
Colpermin capsules are specially coated to stay intact until they reach the end of the small bowel, when they start to release peppermint oil and have effect.
How does IBS relief work?
Colpermin IBS Relief Capsules are an antispasmodic which are used to relieve spasms and cramps which occur in the large bowel in IBS. The capsules contain peppermint oil, which relaxes the spasm of the bowel wall. This relieves pain and allows pockets of gas, which may have made you feel bloated, to pass along the bowel and out of the body. The peppermint oil acts directly on the smooth muscle in the bowel wall, causing it to relax. This helps reduce painful spasms and pressure in the bowel and eases bloating and wind.
The capsules (Colpermin IBS relief) have a special coating, called an enteric coat, that stops the capsules dissolving until after they’ve passed through the stomach and upper intestine. Once the capsule reaches the lower intestine it slowly releases the peppermint oil as it passes through the bowel.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a condition in which there is pain, spasm and bloating at almost any point between the groin, the navel and the sides, sometimes accompanied by diarrhoea and constipation. The symptoms may be more noticeable when you are feeling stressed and anxious.
How to take Colpermin IBS relief?
■ Do not take the capsules immediately after food or at the same time as indigestion remedies as they may damage the capsules. For the same reasons do not chew or break the capsules before swallowing as this will prevent the medication from working.
■ Colpermin IBS Relief Capsules are hard gelatine capsules. There is a chance that the capsules could break when they are pushed out. Push out the capsules from the blister pocket with slight pressure toward the end of the capsule.
Dose – Take one capsule three times a day (If symptoms are severe,the dose can be increased to two capsules taken three times a day).
■ The capsules should be taken until symptoms are resolved, normally within one to two weeks. Treatment can be
continued for longer periods of between two to three months, when symptoms are more persistent.
■ If you experience new symptoms or worsening of existing symptoms, consult your doctor.
IBS is a common condition that affects the digestive system.
It causes symptoms like stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. These tend to come and go over time, and can last for days, weeks or months at a time and is usually a lifelong problem.
There’s no cure, but diet changes and medicines can often help control the symptoms.
The exact cause is unknown – it’s been linked to things like food passing through your gut too quickly or too slowly, oversensitive nerves in your gut, stress, and a family history of IBS.
Common IBS symptoms
stomach pain or cramps,bloating, diarrhoea, and constipation.
Other symptoms can include flatulence, passing mucus from your bottom, tiredness and a lack of energy,
nausea, and backache
What are the possible side effects of Colpermin IBS relief?
Feeling sick or vomiting.
Discomfort or irritation around the anus.
Burning sensation in the mouth.
Allergic reactions such as rash, headache, slow pulse rate, loss of co-ordination and shaking (rare).