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Hyoscine is used in the treatment of motion sickness

How it works

Hyoscine belongs to class of medications called antimuscarinic and antispasmodic. It acts by relaxing the smooth muscles and by inhibiting secretions in the lining of the gastro-intestinal tract.

Common side effects

Dry mouth, Arrhythmia, Reduced bronchial secretions, Excessive thirst, Increased heart rate, Dry skin, Palpitations, Photophobia, Loss of accommodation, Slow heart rate, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Dilatation of pupil, Difficulty in urination, Constipation

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Expert advice

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions



What does hyoscine treat and how does it work?
Hyoscine 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). Hyoscine acts by relaxing the smooth muscles and by inhibiting secretions in the lining of the gastro-intestinal tract


Is hyoscine the same as scopolamine?
Scopolamine is the brand name of hyoscine


Is it an anti-histamine?
It is not an anti-histamine

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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


Does hyoscine cause drowsiness or relieve nausea?
Hyoscine is known to relieve nausea and may cause drowsiness as a side effect.

Content on this page was last updated on 27 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)