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Enteric-coated, pH-dependent peppermint oil capsules for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome in children

Authors
Journal
The Journal of Pediatrics
0022-3476
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
138
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1067/mpd.2001.109606
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract In a randomized, double-blind controlled trial, 42 children with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) were given pH-dependent, enteric-coated peppermint oil capsules or placebo. After 2 weeks, 75% of those receiving peppermint oil had reduced severity of pain associated with IBS. Peppermint oil may be used as a therapeutic agent during the symptomatic phase of IBS. (J Pediatr 2001;138:125-8)

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