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Buscopan 20mg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Buscopan 20mg Injection is used in the treatment of pain due to smooth muscle spasm. It relieves cramps in the stomach, intestine, bladder, and ureter. It also be used to relieve the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, and diarrhea or constipation).

Buscopan 20mg Injection is given by your doctor or nurse. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are blurred vision, increased heart rate, dryness in mouth, and dilatation of pupil. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine may cause diarrhea, so it is better to take plenty of fluids while taking this medicine as it may help to prevent dehydration. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.

Pregnant women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Buscopan 20mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver and kidney disease or alcohol abuse.

Uses of Buscopan Injection

Side effects of Buscopan Injection

Common
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased heart rate
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Diarrhea
  • Dilatation of pupil

How to use Buscopan Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Buscopan Injection works

Buscopan 20mg Injection is an anticholinergic medication. It works by relaxing the muscles in the stomach and gut (intestine). It stops sudden muscle contractions (spasms), thereby relieving cramps, pain, bloating, and discomfort.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Buscopan 20mg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Buscopan 20mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Buscopan 20mg Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Single dose is unlikely to interfere with breastfeeding, milk secretion may decrease during long-term use.
Driving
UNSAFE
Buscopan 20mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Buscopan 20mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Buscopan 20mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Buscopan 20mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Buscopan 20mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Buscopan Injection?

If you miss a dose of Buscopan 20mg Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Buscopan 20mg Injection
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Quick Tips

  • Do not take hyoscine if you are allergic to hyoscine or any of the other ingredient of the tablet or solution.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery immediately after taking hyoscine as it may cause drowsiness.
  • Consult your doctor before taking hyoscine, if you have a history of heart problems like heart failure or fast heart rate; an overactive thyroid; fever, constipation or difficulty while urinating.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Buscopan with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Donzinol, Algemer, Nozil
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Rivasun, Zeemine, Rivadem
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Galamer
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Stozen
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Kindly tell me the medicine to get rid of the stomach infection. It's paining in the middle and left side. This happened before 2 days after eating samosa. The stool is normal. No loose motion . Kindly help me.
Dr. Shyam Gupta
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hello PATIENT to 1mg. Plz consult physician for stomach ache. Meanwhile just take tab buscopan and aciloc together.
Neck pain when I move my neck a bit. I think it's due to exercise and gyming .
Dr. Sunil Tripathi
Physiotherapy
It might be muscle soreness or muscle spasm due to improper Posture or overuse of musclesConsult a Physiotherapist in your area
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. What does Buscopan treat and how does it work?

Buscopan is used for treating motion sickness. It is also used for relief from spasm in the genito-urinary tract, gastro-intestinal tract as well as during irritable bowel syndrome (IBD). Buscopan acts by relaxing the smooth muscles and by inhibiting secretions in the lining of the gastro-intestinal tract

Q. Is Buscopan the same as scopolamine?

Scopolamine is the brand name of Buscopan

Q. Is it an anti-histamine?

It is not an anti-histamine

Q. Can I take paracetamol/ibuprofen/painkillers with hyoscine?

Hyoscine is not known to interact with paracetamol/ibuprofen/painkillers.Drugs are known to interact with each other and cause adverse effects.Any drug used in combination with hyoscine should be as per the doctor's advice

Q. Does Buscopan cause drowsiness or relieve nausea?

Buscopan is known to relieve nausea and may cause drowsiness as a side effect.

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References
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