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Generic: peppermint oil
an herbal product - treats Urinary tract infection, Abdominal distention, Cough, Asthma, Bad breath, Antispasmodic, Irritable bowel syndrome, Vigilance improvement in brain injury, Nasal congestion, Functional bowel disorders, Post-herpetic neuralgia, Tension headache, Nausea, Breast tenderness, Tuberculosis, Indigestion, and Stroke recovery

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Behrends M, Beiderlinden M, Peters J. Acute lung injury after peppermint oil injection. Anesth Analg 2005;101(4):1160- 1162.

Cappello G, Spezzaferro M, Grossi L, et al. Peppermint oil (Mintoil) in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: a prospective double blind placebo- controlled randomized trial. Dig Liver Dis 2007 Jun;39(6):530- 6.

Hiki N, Kurosaka H, Tatsutomi Y, et al. Peppermint oil reduces gastric spasm during upper endoscopy: a randomized, double- blind, double- dummy controlled trial. Gastrointest Endosc 2003;57(4):475- 482.

Hur MH, Park J, Maddock- Jennings W et al. Reduction of mouth malodour and volatile sulphur compounds in intensive care patients using an essential oil mouthwash. Phytother Res 2007 Jul;21(7):641- 3.

Inamori M, Akiyama T, Akimoto K, et al. Early effects of peppermint oil on gastric emptying: a crossover study using a continuous real- time 13C breath test (BreathID system). J Gastroenterol 2007 Jul;42(7):539- 42. Epub 2007 Jul 25.

Kalavala M, Hughes TM, Goodwin RG, et al. Allergic contact dermatitis to peppermint foot spray. Contact Dermatitis. 2007 Jul;57(1):57- 8.

Kline RM, Kline JJ, Di Palma J, et al. Enteric- coated, pH- dependent peppermint oil capsules for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome in children. J Pediatr 2001;138(1):125- 128.

Liu JH, Chen GH, Yeh HZ, et al. Enteric- coated peppermint- oil capsules in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: a prospective, randomized trial. J Gastroenterol 1997;32(6):765- 768.

Madisch A, Heydenreich CJ, Wieland V, et al. Treatment of functional dyspepsia with a fixed peppermint oil and caraway oil combination preparation as compared to cisapride. A multicenter, reference- controlled double- blind equivalence study. Arzneimittelforschung 1999;49(11):925- 932.

Melli MS, Rashidi MR, Nokhoodchi A, et al. A randomized trial of peppermint gel, lanolin ointment, and placebo gel to prevent nipple crack in primiparous breastfeeding women. Med Sci Monit 2007 Sep;13(9):CR406- 411.

Pittler MH, Ernst E. Peppermint oil for irritable bowel syndrome: a critical review and meta- analysis. Am J Gastroenterol 1998;93(7):1131- 1135.

Shin BC, Lee MS. Effects of aromatherapy acupressure on hemiplegic shoulder pain and motor power in stroke patients: a pilot study. J Altern Complement Med 2007 Mar;13(2):247- 51.

Shkurupii VA, Kazarinova NV, Ogirenko AP, et al. [Efficiency of the use of peppermint (Mentha piperita L) essential oil inhalations in the combined multi- drug therapy for pulmonary tuberculosis]. Probl Tuberk 2002;(4):36- 9.

Tate S. Peppermint oil: a treatment for postoperative nausea. J Adv Nurs 1997;26(3):543- 549.

Veal L. The potential effectiveness of essential oils as a treatment for headlice. Pediculus humanus capitis. Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery 1996;2(4):97- 101.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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