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A 46-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of taking peppermint oil capsules?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Peppermint oil: Ingestion of too much peppermint oil can cause nausea/ vomiting, abdominal pain, v heart rate, respiratory problems, dizziness, seizures or loss of consciousness.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the beneficial effects of peppermint oil?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Relax smooth muscle: Helps with cramps, passing gas. Can increase heartburn (even if enteric coated, but less so), by relaxing lower esophageal sphincter.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

I read that there are side effects of using peppermint oil capsules, as with any drug, but are they severe?

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Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Generally Safe: Probably safe in the short term (less than 8 weeks). Heartburn, allergic reactions, flushing, headache and mouth sores are most common. Since peppermint is processed in the liver, check with your physician to make sure that there are no interactions with other medications you are taking that are also processed along similar pathways in the liver.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can applying undiluted peppermint oil to skin cause any side effects?

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Dr. Theodore Cole
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Irritation of the skin is the most common, with or without a subsequent rash.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

Where could i find peppermint oil capsules?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Health food, online: Like most herbal supplements, peppermint oil capsules should be widely available at health food stores. If you can not find them at a local store they are widely available online from iherb.Com, swanson vitamins, amazon.Com etc.
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