Gastro-Soothe (Hyoscine Butylbromide)
What is Gastro-Soothe (Hyoscine Butylbromide) used for?
Gastro-Soothe (Hyoscine Butylbromide) is an oral medication used to treat patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is an antispasmodic medication that operates by preventing the cramps and spasms associated with this condition to reduce the occurrence of diarrhoea or the frequent need to use the restroom. This action may also make it useful for treating spasms affecting the bladder or urinary system. Your doctor may prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Gastro-Soothe (Hyoscine Butylbromide)?
Gastro-Soothe (Hyoscine Butylbromide) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken two to four times each day, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not crush, split, or chew the tablet prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Gastro-Soothe (Hyoscine Butylbromide)?
Gastro-Soothe (Hyoscine Butylbromide) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects possibly requiring immediate medical attention include faintness, increased heart rate, chest pain, blisters appearing on the skin, urinary retention, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Tell your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Gastro-Soothe (Hyoscine Butylbromide) if you have closed angle glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, megacolon, or if you are lactose or fructose intolerant. Also inform your doctor if you have an enlarged prostate gland, constipation, heart failure, hyperthyroidism, or a chronic high temperature as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Gastro-Soothe (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.
Gastro-Soothe (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.