Buscopan (Hyoscine Butylbromide)
What is Buscopan (Hyoscine Butylbromide) used for?
Buscopan (Hyoscine Butylbromide) is an oral antispasmodic prescribed to treat patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The medication prevents rapid movements of the bowel muscles responsible for causing diarrhoea, indigestion, and other similar symptoms. This action also makes it useful for treating the frequent urgent need to urinate by preventing bladder muscle spasms. Your doctor may prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Buscopan (Hyoscine Butylbromide)?
Always use Buscopan (Hyoscine Butylbromide) according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally prescribed to be taken once daily, but your particular instructions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed along with a large glass of water. The doses may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal or snack may be required prior to use if you experience nausea. Avoid crushing or splitting the tablets as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Buscopan (Hyoscine Butylbromide)?
Buscopan (Hyoscine Butylbromide) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are faintness, increased heart rate, blisters appearing on the hands or feet, urinary retention, or signs of an allergic reaction including hives, swelling, or trouble breathing. Inform your doctor as soon as any unusual symptoms occur to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further problems from occurring.
Buscopan (Hyoscine Butylbromide) should not be administered to patients who are young children, fructose intolerant, lactose intolerant, who have closed angle glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, or an abnormally large or dilated large intestine. Also inform your doctor if you have chronic constipation, a fever, hyperthyroidism, an enlarged prostate, or a cardiac condition as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Buscopan (Hyoscine Butylbromide) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Buscopan (Hyoscine Butylbromide) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.