Buscopan 10mg Tablet is used in the treatment of pain due to smooth muscle spasm. It relieves cramps in the stomach, intestine, bladder and ureter. It is also used to relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, and diarrhea or constipation).
Buscopan 10mg Tablet is taken with or without in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. 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 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver and kidney disease or alcohol abuse.
USES OF BUSCOPAN TABLET
Treatment of Pain due to smooth muscle spasm
Treatment of Irritable bowel syndrome
BENEFITS OF BUSCOPAN TABLET
In Treatment of Pain due to smooth muscle spasm
Buscopan 10mg Tablet effectively relieves smooth muscle pain, stiffness or spasm, thereby improving muscle movement. It relaxes the muscles and improves the movement of food. This helps to treat cramps, pain, bloating and discomfort. Take a fiber-rich diet, avoid oily or spicy food and drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated. Eventually, it will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life.
In Treatment of Irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic (long-term) inflammatory disease of the large intestine (colon) that usually needs long-term management. This can lead to bleeding, frequent diarrhea, bloating, flatulence, cramps and stomach pain. Buscopan 10mg Tablet relaxes the muscles in your stomach and gut (intestine) and gives you relief from these symptoms effectively. Usually, it is used along with other medicines for the management of your condition.
SIDE EFFECTS OF BUSCOPAN TABLET
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Buscopan
Increased heart rate
Dryness in mouth
Dilatation of pupil
HOW TO USE BUSCOPAN TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Buscopan 10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW BUSCOPAN TABLET WORKS
Buscopan 10mg Tablet 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.
Buscopan 10mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Buscopan 10mg Tablet 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.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Buscopan 10mg Tablet 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.
Buscopan 10mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Buscopan 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Buscopan 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Buscopan 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Buscopan 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE BUSCOPAN TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Buscopan 10mg Tablet, 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.