Buscomint®

  • 12+
  • Soft gel capsule
  • Lactose-free
  • Gluten-free

If you have abdominal pain, cramps and bloating, Buscomint® can help you. Containing peppermint oil, a 100% natural active ingredient, Buscomint® relaxes smooth abdominal muscles and relieves your symptoms.

Buscomint® provides multi symptom 3 in 1 relief from:

- Abdominal pain

- Cramps

- Bloating

Buscomint pack of 48 soft gel capsules

What symptoms does Buscomint® relieve?

Abdominal pain

Cramps

Bloating


Dosage and method of use

For children age 12+ (who weigh at least 40kg) and adults: take 1 capsule 3 times a day. Take until symptoms resolve, usually within 1-2 weeks. Talk to your doctor if you feel worse, or do not feel better after 2 weeks.

If symptoms persist, the capsules can be continued for a period of up to 3 months per treatment course.

Oral administration

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If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.

Do not give to children under 12 years of age or adolescents who weigh less than 40 kg.

  •  Formula

Active ingredient

Containing the 100% natural and active ingredient, peppermint oil, Buscomint® effectively provides you with multi-symptom relief from abdominal pain, cramps and bloating.

Peppermint

Peppermint has been used for centuries as a natural antispasmodic for the treatment of gastrointestinal ailments. Each Buscomint® capsule contains peppermint oil, making Buscomint® a herbal medicinal product.

  •  Action mode

How does Buscomint® work?

The peppermint oil capsules from Buscomint® are surrounded by a special coating which helps the peppermint oil travel past the stomach to the intestine, where it noticeably relaxes and calms the intestinal smooth muscles by blocking the influx of calcium into the muscle cells. In this way, Buscomint® works against abdominal pain, cramps in the gastrointestinal tract. The antifoaming effect of Buscomint also helps to reduce bloating and flatulence.

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Frequent questions

    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).

    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 for Buscomint® is to take a maximum of three capsules in a day (i.e., One capsule, 3 times a day, to be taken 30 minutes before meal with plenty of liquid) 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 the 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 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

    Allergic reactions to menthol such as anaphylactic shock, abnormally slow heartbeat, trembling, lack of coordination, headache, red skin eruptions

    Blurred vision

    Acid indigestion (heartburn)

    Perianal burning

    Nausea, vomiting

    Menthol odour in stools and urine

    Painful urination

    Inflammation of the glans of the penis. The frequency of the effects occurring is not known.

    Store Buscomint® below 25°C away from moisture, heat, light and great temperature variance. Keep the blisters in the outer carton in order to protect from light. Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

    Buscomint® is available from most pharmacies and supermarkets. It is also currently available on Amazon. Click here to order online.

    No interaction studies have been performed. However, there is evidence to suggest that combinations of such types of products are sometimes effective.2

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    1. https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/11329/pil. Last access Mar 2022.
    2. Agrawal A, Whorwell PJ. Irritable bowel syndrome: diagnosis and management. BMJ. 2006;332(7536):280-283