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Peppermint oil capsules for the treatment of IBS in children.

J Pediatr. 2001 Jan;138(1):125-8.

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

Kline RM, Kline JJ, Di Palma J, Barbero GJ.

University of Missouri-Columbia, Department of Child Health, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Columbia, Missouri, USA.

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.

Publication Types:
Clinical Trial
Multicenter Study
Randomized Controlled Trial

PMID: 11148527 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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