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Can I take antiacids while I take peppermint oil?

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If you use antacids, don’t take them at the same time as peppermint oil. They can break down the coating on the capsules and make your heartburn worse. And remember to swallow the capsules, not chew them.

SOURCES:

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: “Peppermint Oil,” “6 Tips: IBS and Complementary Health Practices.”

Canadian Society of Intestinal Research: “Peppermint Oil and IBS Pain Relief.”

American Family Physician: “Peppermint Oil.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Complementary and alternative medicine for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome,” “Peppermint oil in irritable bowel syndrome.”

National Health Service: “Peppermint does soothe IBS.”

UCLA, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 7, 2019

SOURCES:

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: “Peppermint Oil,” “6 Tips: IBS and Complementary Health Practices.”

Canadian Society of Intestinal Research: “Peppermint Oil and IBS Pain Relief.”

American Family Physician: “Peppermint Oil.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Complementary and alternative medicine for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome,” “Peppermint oil in irritable bowel syndrome.”

National Health Service: “Peppermint does soothe IBS.”

UCLA, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 7, 2019

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