Buscopan Hyoscine Butylbromide and/or alternatives
Buscopan 10mgManufacturer: Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
This item requires a prescription from your doctor
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Description of Buscopan
Buscopan has hyoscine butylbromide as its active ingredient, and it falls under the category of antispasmodics. You can buy Buscopan in the form of blister packs containing 20 shiny, small, white colored tablets. Apart from the major ingredient, the tablets also contain calcium hydrogen phosphate, soluble starch, maize starch, stearic acid, tartaric cid and colloidal anhydrous silica. The tablet sugar coating is made of white beeswax, carnauba wax, macrogol 6000, titanium dioxide, acacia, purified talc, povidone and sucrose.
Indications & Dosage of Buscopan
Buscopan is an oral medication used to relieve muscle cramps in the gut, stomach, bladder, urinary system, and intestines. In some cases, it can also be used to relieve IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms. The drug works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of these organs. By blocking the receptors of these muscle cells, it prevents acetylcholine from working on the muscles. This results in relaxation of the muscles and a reduction of painful spasms and cramps.
Patients over 12 years of age are prescribed two Buscopan 10mg tablets four times a day. Patients aged 6 to 12 years are given one Buscopan 10mg tablet three times a day. However, the dosage depends on the patient’s age, medical condition and response to the treatment.
If you are using Buscopan for treating IBS, you will be advised to take one Buscopan 10mg tablet three times a day.
Take the tablets with water, without crushing, chewing or breaking them. Try to take Buscopan at almost the same time each day.
Side Effects & Interactions of Buscopan
Some common side effects associated with Buscopan include increased heart rate, dry mouth, inability to urinate and decreased sweating. These are mild side effects of the drug and are supposed to subside on their own as your body adjusts to Buscopan. However, inform your doctor at once if any of these become intolerable.
Seek medical attention immediately if you develop any serious side effects of Buscopan, including painful eye redness, loss of vision or anaphylactic reaction.
Your doctor will not recommend you to buy Buscopan if you are already taking drugs for treating a mental condition, medicines containing antihistamines, antidepressants, heart disease drugs, respiratory disease medications, anticholinergic medicines (e.g. ipratropium or tiotropium), drugs for treating a bowel or stomach condition, or drugs such as amantadine, quinidine or metoclopramide. Apart from these, inform your doctor about all the medicinal products you are using at present, including health supplements, herbal preparations, prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines.
Warnings & Precautions of Buscopan
Buscopan is not meant to be given to children less than 6 years of age. Elderly patients should also use this medicine with caution, as they may have increased risks of developing serious side effects of the drug.
You should either not use Buscopan, or must use it with caution if you have any of these medical conditions:
- Myasthenia gravis
- Abnormally large or dilated intestines
- Closed angle glaucoma
- Fructose intolerance
- Blockage in the intestines
- Enlarged prostate gland
- Overactive thyroid
- Heart failure
- Glucose galactose malabsorption
- Sucrase isomaltase insufficiency