Iberogast is a combination of 9 medicinal plant extracts: bitter candytuft, angelica root, chamomile flowers, caraway fruits, milk thistle fruits, lemon balm leaves, peppermint leaves, greater celandine, and liquorice root. These medicinal plant extracts work together to relieve symptoms of gastrointestinal disturbances associated with functional dyspepsia, a sensory and motility problem of the digestive tract, where sensation and peristalsis are disturbed, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which can cause symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, gas, constipation, and diarrhea. The 9 medicinal plant extracts in Iberogast work together to facilitate a number of digestive improvements, including regulation of peristalsis by relieving or preventing intestinal spasms and by toning the smooth muscles within the digestive tract, reducing acid production through its positive affects on the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestines, improving digestive secretions through its interactions with the bitter receptors in the taste buds on the tongue, which stimulate digestive secretions, and inducing gas release from the stomach. Iberogast also provides mild pain relief by numbing certain areas within the digestive tract, as many patients with functional gastrointestinal (GI) issues often have an increased sensitivity to pain. It also has an antibacterial effect, by inhibiting the growth of six subspecies of Heliobacter Pylori, a bacteria that frequently infects the stomach.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Iberogast Oral Liquid from Canada by Bayer. Iberogast Oral Liquid is available in a 100 ml bottle. There is no generic alternative for Iberogast Oral Liquid. Iberogast is available over the counter (OTC) without a prescription.
Common side effects may include nausea, vomiting, or mild abdominal pain. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice more serious side effects such as:
• Severe abdominal pain;
• Signs of liver problems (upper stomach pain, clay-coloured stools, jaundice, dark urine, fatigue, nausea or vomiting, itching);
• Worsening of your digestive symptoms;
If you experience any side effects not listed above, contact your doctor. If you notice any serious side effects or signs of an allergic reaction, seek emergency medical attention.
You should not use Iberogast if you are allergic to any of the active ingredients in this medication. To make sure this medication is safe for you, tell your doctor fi you have ever had allergies to other medicinal plants, or if you have ever had liver disease or high blood pressure. It is unknown whether this medication will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is unknown whether this medication passes into breastmilk, or if it will harm a breast-feeding baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. This medication is approved for use in children over the age of 3 years. Always consult a doctor before giving any medications or herbal supplements to children. Iberogast is not thought to interact with any medications. Regardless, tell your doctor about any medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements you are currently taking or have recently taken in order to reduce the risk of any possible interactions.
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