Buscopan (Hyoscine) Dosage and Side Effects
Buscopan is a medication for treating pain resulting from stomach spasms or cramps. It’s generally prescribed for people who have IBS or irritable bowel syndrome. Buscopan is also taken by women who suffer from period cramps.
First, it is a quick-acting medication that will relieve your pain in fifteen minutes by allowing your stomach to relax. Although constipation, dry mouth and blurred vision when taking Buscopan are not unheard of, they are quite rare.
Each tablet consists of 10mg of hyoscine butylbromide.
Concerning how many tablets to take per day, take two tablets four times a day if you are an adult or a child over twelve years of age. A child aged six to eleven years requires just one tablet three times a day.
Take this medicine when you have active cramps due to IBS or period. Additionally, take with or without food as it does not upset your stomach.
Common side effects are often mild and include the following:
- Mouth dryness
- Fast heartbeat
- Hazy vision
If these minor side effects persist, get in touch with your doctor. There is also a possibility of having severe side effects. So you should call your doctor right away if you notice signs of an allergic reaction: breathing difficulties, swollen face, mouth or throat and hives among others.
Stop taking this medicine if it gives you pain in the eyes, high pressure in the eye or urination problems.
Prior to taking this medication, make sure you hold a discussion with your doctor concerning your general health status. Tell them about your health issues:
- An allergy to hyoscine butylbromide
- Angle-closure glaucoma, as hyoscine butylbromide can increase pressure in your eyes
- Enlarged bowel or bowel blockage
- Myasthenia gravis
- Pregnant, looking to get pregnant or breastfeeding
- As Buscopan contains sugars, you should tell your doctor the types of sugars you cannot digest
- A quick heart rate as Buscopan can make it worse
- Have urination problems especially due to prostate issues in men