IBgard Dosage Instructions
IBgard should be taken as directed by you, the physician. Usual adult dosage: 1-2 capsules, as needed, up to three times a day. Take at least 30 minutes before or after food, with water. Do not exceed eight capsules per day. Swallow capsules whole or mix the contents of the capsule with applesauce. Do not chew. Note: Many physicians are now recommending taking IBgard before a meal, as it enables the supportive effect of IBgard to start as early as possible.
In very rare cases, allergic reactions to peppermint oil can occur. Like many other food extracts, there is no chronic use dosing data available on peppermint oil.
Although the SST technology is designed to eliminate the heartburn and anal burning side effects seen in older peppermint oil delivery technologies,1 it would still be advisable to counsel patients to avoid simultaneous intake of acid reducers such as antacids.
Note: IBgard may interact with certain medications such as cyclosporine, affecting how the body can break them down.
1 Lucak, S., Chang, L., Halpert, A., Harris, L.; Ther Adv Gastroenterol. 2017, Vol. 10(2) 253-275. DOI: 10.1177/1756283X16663396