Mentha-XL softgels are made of a controlled-release coated soft gelatin that resists the acid environment of the stomach. After passing intact into the small intestine, the softgel disintegrates and the ingredients are released where they work!
No, Mentha-XL is not a drug. It is a natural dietary supplement.
A controlled-release coating is a barrier applied to oral medication that controls the location in the digestive system where the ingredients are released. "Controlled-release" refers to the delivery of ingredients into the small intestine; therefore, controlled-release coatings prevent the release of medication before it reaches the small intestine.
No, Mentha-XL is not a prescribed product and can be purchased over the counter without a prescription.
Yes, Mentha-XL is safe and non-habit forming. Similar ingredients have been used medicinally and in food products for centuries. Mentha-XL is specially formulated to improve bowel discomfort - including intestinal gas, bowel pain, cramps, pressure, pain, diarrhea and constipation.
If active gallbladder disease or liver disease is present, do not use this product without consulting your doctor first.
The Mentha-XL ingredients act directly on the smooth muscle in the walls of the small and large bowel which causes them to relax. The ingredients also reduce the surface tension of the gas bubbles which may have formed on the sensitive gut wall.
Positive results usually develop within one or two weeks with a three  times daily Mentha-XL regimen. Ongoing usage may be needed to control IBS symptoms.
Each Mentha-XL softgel is individually packaged in a "container closure", commonly called a "Blister Pak", to maintain the potency of the ingredients and to extend the stability of the product. Because some of the ingredients are volatile oils which evaporate upon exposure to air or to light; individual softgel packaging is important.
Mentha-XL Softgels come 84 to a carton in seven "Blister Pak" cards of 12 each. This is a 28 day supply following the recommended dosage.