Swissmedic-approved patient information
Sidroga® peppermint leaf tea
What is Sidroga Peppermint Leaf Tea and when is it used?
Sidroga Peppermint Leaf Tea contains dried peppermint leaves Shape and finely cut quality (tested according to pharmacopoeia). Peppermint leaves are traditionally believed to have antispasmodic, anti-bloating and digestive properties. Sidroga peppermint leaf tea is used for mild cramping gastrointestinal complaints, feeling of fullness, flatulence and indigestion.
What should be considered?
In the case of persistent severe spasmodic gastrointestinal complaints, it is advisable to consult a doctor and have the causes clarified . Stomach pain that manifests itself as pain or pressure pain in a specific area or is associated with a general feeling of illness requires a medical evaluation. Remember that certain stimulants such as coffee, alcohol, nicotine, as well as certain medications such as painkillers and rheumatism drugs can cause stomach problems.
When should Sidroga peppermint tea not be used or only with caution?
Sidroga peppermint tea should not be used if there is a known hypersensitivity to menthol or essential mint oil. In the case of severe diseases of the digestive organs, only use on the advice of a doctor.
Inform your doctor, pharmacist or druggist if you suffer from other illnesses, have allergies or are taking other medicines (even those you bought yourself!).
Can Sidroga peppermint leaf tea be taken during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
Based on previous experience, there is no known risk for the child when used as directed. However, systematic scientific investigations have never been carried out. As a precaution, you should avoid taking medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding or ask your doctor, pharmacist or druggist for advice.
How do you use Sidroga Peppermint Leaf Tea?
Adults and children over 4 years of age take 1 cup up to 3 to 4 times a day between meals.
Preparation: Pour boiling water over one tea bag per cup and let the bag steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Then take out the tea bag and squeeze it out lightly over the cup. Only use one tea bag per cup of tea and only sweeten your tea after removing the tea bag from the cup. You can use both natural and artificial sugar for sweetening.
Follow the dosage given in the package leaflet or as prescribed by your doctor. If you think the medicine is too weak or too strong, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or druggist.
What side effects can Sidroga peppermint leaf tea have?
So far, no side effects have been observed for Sidroga peppermint leaf tea when used as intended.
If you nevertheless observe side effects, inform your doctor, pharmacist or druggist.
What else needs to be considered?
Sidroga peppermint leaf tea is stored at room temperature (15–25 °C), protected from light, in a dry place and out of the reach of to keep for children.
The double-chamber bags in aroma protection packaging may only be used up to the end marked on the container with «Exp.» designated date are used.
Your doctor, pharmacist or druggist can provide you with further information.
What does Sidroga peppermint leaf tea contain?
1 double chamber bag contains 1.5 g of dried and finely chopped peppermint leaves.
Where can you get Sidroga Peppermint Leaf Tea? What packs are available?
In pharmacies and drugstores, without a doctor's prescription.
Boxes of 20 double chamber bags in aroma protection packaging.
Sidroga AG, 4310 Rheinfelden.
This leaflet was last checked by the drug authority (Swissmedic) in September 2010.