Japol – Mint oil uses, dose and side effects


oral drops, liquid
Mint oil, partially demmentolized

What Japol is and what it is used for

Japol is a traditional herbal medicine that is used for temporary indigestion with symptoms such as bloating, flatulence, and stomach cramps.

The indications for traditional herbal medicine are based solely on the experience of long-term use.

What you need to know before taking Japol

Do not take Japol

– if you are allergic to mint oil, peppermint oil, or menthol.

– if you have liver disease.

– if you have biliary tract inflammation, gallstones, or other biliary tract diseases.

– if you suffer from chlorohydrin (reduced amount of acid in the gastric juice), which is caused, for example, by medicines for heartburn and acid reflux.

Warnings and cautions

Contact a doctor or other healthcare professional if symptoms persist or worsen during treatment.

Other medicines and Japol

The effect of concomitant use of other drugs has not been studied.

In case of contact with a doctor or other healthcare professional, remember to tell them that you are taking or have recently taken this over-the-counter medicine.

Japol with food and drink

The effect of concomitant intake of food and drink has not been studied.

Pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility

In the absence of adequate data, use during pregnancy and lactation is not recommended.

The potential effect of the drug on fertility has not been studied.

Driving and using machines

Japol has no or negligible effect on the ability to drive and use machines.

You are responsible for assessing whether you are fit to drive a motor vehicle or perform work that requires sharpened attention. One of the factors that can affect your ability in these respects is the use of drugs due to their effects and/or side effects. Descriptions of these effects and side effects can be found in other sections. Read all the information in this leaflet for guidance. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

How to use Japol

Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or other healthcare professional.

The recommended dose is

Adults and children over 12 years:

2 drops of Japol on a piece of sugar or in a glass of warm water 1 – 3 times daily

Use for children:

Not recommended for children under 12 years.

If you take more Japol than you should

In case of severe overdose, symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and central nervous system effects may occur. Note that children have an increased sensitivity to essential oils such as mint oil, peppermint oil, and menthol.

If you forget to use Japol

Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Japol can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Allergic reactions can occur in people who are hypersensitive to menthol, peppermint oil, or mint oil. Allergies can, for example, manifest themselves as itching of the skin, irritation in the oral cavity, or headache.

Heartburn can occur in people who have an increased tendency for acid reflux and heartburn, so-called gastroesophageal reflux. Nausea and vomiting have been reported.

How to store Japol

Unopened packaging should not be stored above 25 ° C.

Opened packaging: Do not store above 25 ° C. Close the bottle tightly.

Store in the original package. Sensitive to light.

Opened packaging is durable for 1 year.

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and label on the bottle after EXP. date… The expiration date is the last day of the specified month.

The medicine should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

Contents of the pack and other information

Content declaration

1 ml contains

– the active substance Mentha arvensis L. var. piperascens Malinv. ex. Holmes, petroleum (mint oil, partially demonized).

– The product does not contain any excipients.

What the medicine looks like and contents of the pack

Colorless slightly yellow to yellow-green liquid with characteristic odor and taste.

Brown glass bottle of 10 ml equipped with a drip device.

Marketing Authorization Holder and Manufacturer


Bahnhofstrasse 24

83052 Bruckmühl, Germany

Tel .: +49 8062 90 10

Fax: +49 8062 6508

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