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About Buscopan Cramps Tablets
Stomach cramps can arise for many reasons and they can cause a lot of pain and discomfort for sufferers. Naturally, if you suffer from these cramps you want something that can provide fast and effective relief from the pain and discomfort, and this is where the specially formulated Buscopan Cramps Tablets can help.
Buscopan Cramps Tablets information
What are Buscopan Cramps tablets and what are they used for?
Buscopan Cramps Tablets provide fast and effective relief of abdominal pain caused by spasms in the stomach, bowel, bladder or urinary tract, including cramps caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Developed over 50 years ago, it is now the most popular antispasmodic treatment worldwide. Buscopan IBS Relief tablets also contain the active ingredient, hyoscine butylbromide.
Buscopan Cramps tablets are manufactured by SANOFI and are available in boxes containing 20 tablets. This product is suitable for children and adults over the age of 6 years.
How do Buscopan Cramps tablets work?
Buscopan Cramps Tablets contain the active ingredient, hyoscine butylbromide, an antispasmodic derived from natural hyoscine, an extract of the duboisia plant. Hyoscine relaxes the involuntary muscle in the walls of the stomach, bowel, intestines, bile duct and urinary tract. These muscles contract in response to neurotransmitters called acetylcholine. Hyoscine stops the spasms by preventing the acetylcholine from acting on smooth muscles thereby reducing pain.
What causes stomach cramps?
Stomach cramps occur for many reasons, including stress, eating and drinking habits, food allergies or intolerances, stimulants such as coffee or hormonal factors, causing pain and discomfort for patients. If you suffer from cramps, you need a remedy that provides fast, effective relief; Buscopan Cramps Tablets can help.
Buscopan Cramps tablets warnings
Read the following warnings carefully to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Do not take this medication if any of the following apply to you:
- Have allergies to hyoscine butylbromide or any of Buscopan Cramps’ other ingredients
- Are intolerant of or cannot digest some sugars
- Have glaucoma
- Have megacolon
- Have myasthenia gravis
- Are pregnant, are planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding
Check with your pharmacist or doctor prior to taking this medication if any of the following apply to you:
- You are over 40
- You have recently passed bloody stool
- You are severely constipated
- You have nausea or vomiting
- You have lost your appetite or lost weight
- You are pale and feel tired
- You have difficulty or pain urinating
- You have a fever
- You have abnormal discharge or vaginal bleeding
- You have recently travelled abroad
- You have a fast heart rate or other heart problems
- You have been treated by a doctor for severe perspiration
Speak to your pharmacist or doctor immediately if you have unexplained abdominal pain which persists, worsens or occurs with:
- Changes in bowel movements
- Abdominal tenderness
- Low blood pressure
- Feeling faint or
- Blood in your stool
Taking other medications
Please inform your pharmacist or doctor if you take or have recently taken any other medications, including herbal and over-the-counter medications. Buscopan Cramps may affect the way some other medications work. Likewise, other medicines may affect the way Buscopan Cramps works.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor if you take any of the following medications:
- Antihistamines - for hay fever and allergies
- Tetracyclic or tricyclic medicines – for depression and some types of pain
- Antipsychotics such as butyrophenones or phenothiazines – for severe mental illness such as schizophrenia
- Dopamine antagonists such as metoclopramide for nausea
- Beta 2 adrenergic medications such as salbutamol inhalers for asthma
- Quinidine or disopyramide - for heartbeat control
- Amantadine - for Parkinson’s disease and flu
- Ipratropium, tiotropium or atropine-like medications - to treat breathing problems
Buscopan Cramps in Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Buscopan Cramps tablets are unsuitable if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Buscopan Cramps driving and using machines
Some people may experience temporary blurred vision while taking this medication. If this happens to you, wait for your vision to return to normal before you drive or use any tools or machines.
Read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medications and inform your doctor about all medications you take or intend to take.
Buscopan Cramps tablets directions
For relief of painful spasms in the stomach, bowel or bladder and urinary tract.
Adults and children 12 and over:
Take 2 tablets, four times a day.
Children 6 to 12:
Take 1 tablet, three times a day.
Not recommended for children under 6 years
For relief from cramps caused by IBS
Adults and children 12 and over:
Take 1 tablet, three times a day.
You can increase this dose to a maximum of 2 tablets four times a day, if necessary.
Not recommended for children under 12 years to treat cramps caused by IBS.
If you take more BUSCOPAN CRAMPS than you should:
Talk to a doctor or go to a hospital straight away and take the medicine pack with you.
If you have additional questions about this product, talk to your pharmacist or doctor.
Please read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before use.
Buscopan Cramps tablets ingredients
Active ingredients: hyoscine butylbromide 10 mg.
Inactive ingredients: calcium hydrogen phosphate, maize starch, soluble starch, colloidal silica, stearic acid, tartaric acid, talc, sucrose, titanium dioxide, acacia, macrogol 6000, carnauba wax, white beeswax and povidone.
Buscopan Cramps tablets side effects
Side effects can include:
Uncommon - affects fewer than 1 in 100 people: dry mouth, dyshidrosis (outbreaks of sweat and dry skin).
If any of these effects become troublesome or seem severe, contact your pharmacist or doctor.
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in a different way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
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Buscopan Cramps Tablets FAQs
Buscopan Cramps start providing relief within 15 minutes of taking the first dose.
You can take Buscopan Cramps anytime time you have abdominal cramps, pain and discomfort. It's gentle on the stomach, so you can take it whenever discomfort occurs. This product should be taken daily or for extended periods without investigating the abdominal pain.
Buscopan Cramps: take 2 tablets initially up to 4 times a day. For children 6-12 years of age, take 1 tablet up to 3 times per day. This medication is not suitable for children under 6.
Buscopan has been available for over 60 years and no evidence suggests that it becomes less effective if taken regularly over long periods of time. Do not take either product daily or for extended periods of time without seeking a doctor's advice about the abdominal pain.
Both medications contain the same active ingredient, hyoscine butylbromide however, Buscopan IBS Relief is formulated to treat medically confirmed IBS and has dosages for remedying mild to severe flare ups. Buscopan Cramps treats common abdominal cramps and has a fixed dose. It is only available from behind the pharmacy counter.