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By Medicover Hospitals / 02 March 2021
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What is Buscopan?

  • Hyoscine is the active ingredient in Buscopan injection (also known as Scopolamine). It belongs to the antispasmodic drug class. Buscopan injections are used to relieve pain caused by spasms. It's commonly used to treat spasms caused by gallbladder obstruction, kidney stones, and some surgeries where spasm may be a concern. The injection must only be given by healthcare professionals and should not be self-administered. The injection must be given under the doctor's supervision. Before using Buscopan injection, speak to your doctor if you have kidney or liver issues or if you drink alcohol.
    1. Buscopan Uses
    2. Buscopan Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Dosage
    5. Storage
    6. Buscopan vs Drotaverine
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
    8. Citations

    Buscopan Uses:

  • Buscopan is a drug that is used to relieve pain caused by smooth muscle spasms. It relieves stomach, intestine, bladder, and ureter cramps. It's also used to treat irritable bowel syndrome symptoms (symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, and diarrhoea or constipation). Buscopan 10mg Tablet is taken with or without food, according to the doctor's instructions. You should continue to take this drug for as long as your doctor suggests. If you stop taking your medicine too soon, your symptoms may return and your condition may deteriorate. Tell your doctor about any other drugs you're taking, as some of them might interfere with or be affected by this one.
  • Buscopan Side effects:

  • Some of the common and serious side effects of Buscopan are:
    • Dizziness
    • Dryness in mouth
    • Pain in the injection site
    • Constipation
    • Difficulty in passing urine
    • Abnormal sweating
    • Redness of the face
    • Skin rashes
    • Itching
    • Blurry vision
    • Increased Heartbeats
    • Low blood pressure
    • Accumulation of Urine
    • Breathing problem
    • Eye related problem
  • If you have any of these serious symptoms, see your doctor right away. In any case, if you encounter any side effects from Buscopan, try to prevent it. By seeing the issues, a doctor recommended you to take the drugs, and the benefits of this drug outweigh the side effects.
  • Precautions:

  • Before using Buscopan talk with your doctor if you are having an allergy to it or any other medications. The product may contain some inactive ingredients which can cause some serious allergic reactions or some other serious problems. Before using Buscopan talk with your doctor if you are having medical histories such as kidney disease, stomach ulcers, lungs disease and abdominal pain.
  • How to take Buscopan?

  • Buscopan tablet contains hyoscine butylbromide in each is 10 mg. On prescription, Buscopan tablets come in a box of 56 tablets. Buscopan is also available in two separate forms, all of which can be obtained from a pharmacy or a store:
  • Cramps Buscopan – comes in a pack of 20 tablets.
  • Buscopan IBS Relief is available in 20 or 40 tablet boxes.
  • In adults and children aged 12 and up, the normal dosage of Buscopan for stomach cramps (or cramping pain) is 2 tablets taken 4 times a day. The normal dosage for children aged 6 to 11 years is one tablet three times a day. For symptoms of IBS diagnosed by a doctor in adults and children aged 12 and up, the daily dosage of Buscopan is one tablet three times a day.
  • Missed Dose

  • It is necessary to take the missed dose as soon as possible. If your next scheduled dose is approaching, it is better to skip the skipped dose. To make up for a missed dose, do not take extra medication.
  • Overdose

  • In case of an overdose, the patient should consult a doctor immediately. Restlessness, confusion, and dizziness are typical overdose symptoms. The severity of the symptoms can lead to measuring gastric lavage.
  • Warnings for some Serious Health Conditions:

  • Pregnancy
  • It's possible that taking Buscopan 10mg Tablet while pregnant is risky. Animal tests have shown adverse effects on the developing infant, despite the absence of human studies. Before prescribing it to you, the doctor can assess the advantages as well as any possible risks. Please seek medical advice.
  • Breastfeeding
  • It is healthy to take Buscopan 10mg Tablet when breastfeeding. According to human tests, the medication does not transfer into the breastmilk in large quantities and does not affect the infant. Although a single dose is unlikely to interfere with breastfeeding, long-term use can cause milk secretion to decrease.
  • Kidney Disease
  • In patients with kidney disease, Buscopan 10mg Tablet should be used with caution. Buscopan 10mg Tablet dose may need to be changed. Please seek medical advice.
  • Liver Disease
  • In patients with liver disease, Buscopan 10mg Tablet should be used with caution. Buscopan 10mg Tablet dose may need to be changed. Please seek medical advice.

    Storage

  • Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. Exposure to medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach. Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).
  • Buscopan vs Drotaverine

    Buscopan
    Drotaverine
    Hyoscine is the active ingredient in Buscopan injection (also known as Scopolamine). It belongs to the antispasmodic drug class. Drotaverine (also known as drotaverine) is an antispasmodic drug similar to papaverine in structure. Drotaverine is a phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor that has no anticholinergic properties.
    Buscopan is a drug that is used to relieve pain caused by smooth muscle spasms. It relieves stomach, intestine, bladder, and ureter cramps. Drotaverine is an important treatment for twitches or spasms of the smooth muscles of the stomach and heart.
    Some of the common and serious side effects of Buscopan are:
  • Dizziness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Pain in the injection site
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty in passing urine
  • Some of the common and serious side effects of Drotaverine are:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Change in pulse rate
  • Dizziness
  • Frequently Asked Questions:

    Buscopan helps the digestive tract and bladder relax, which relieves stomach cramps and menstrual pains. This is achieved by reducing the wave-like contractions of the muscle in the stomach, intestine, and bladder walls. Buscopan relieves stomach cramps and menstrual pains, but it does not prevent them.
    Some of the common and serious side effects of Buscopan are:
    • -Dizziness
    • -Dryness in mouth
    • -Pain in the injection site
    • -Constipation
    • -Difficulty in passing urine
    Take it only when you have serious abdominal cramps and not on a daily basis. Within 15 minutes of taking a dose, the tablets should begin to function. Without consulting a doctor, don't take Buscopan IBS relief for more than two weeks. Dry mouth and a rapid pulse are two of the most common side effects.
    Buscopan belongs to the antispasmodic drug class, which works by calming the muscles in the stomach and intestines.
    Some people may feel dizziness, tiredness, or drowsiness as a result of this drug. If you have any of these symptoms, do not drive, operate equipment, or participate in any other potentially hazardous behaviour. When taking Buscopan, stop drinking alcoholic beverages.

    Citations:

  • Buscopan,https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0305737276800199
  • Buscopan side effects,https://www.auajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1016/S0022-5347%2817%2954642-X