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About Buscopan IBS Relief Tablets
Buscopan IBS Relief Tablets information
Buscopan IBS Relief Tablets are part of a drug family known as antispasmodics. Buscopan Tablets help relieve the pain of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Buscopan targets the pain of IBS, helping to relax the bowel muscles. This helps to stop your muscle spasms and decrease your discomfort.
What Is IBS?
IBS is a condition that affects your digestive system, causing painful and irritable symptoms:
- Stomach cramps
Suffering from IBS makes the muscles of your bowels sensitive to food, anxiety, and stress. It is common to suffer from IBS and there is currently no cure for it.
You can find more information about IBS at the official NHS Irritable Bowel Syndrome page.
You Should Not Take Buscopan Tablets If:
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients of Buscopan IBS relief.
- You are intolerant or cannot digest some sugars (as the tablet coating contains a small amount of sucrose)
- You have glaucoma (an eye problem)
- You have megacolon (a very enlarged bowel)
- You have something called ‘myasthenia gravis’ (a very rare muscle weakness problem)
- If you are pregnant, likely to get pregnant, or are breast feeding.
Be Careful When Taking Buscopan Tablets If:
- You are 40 years or over and it is some time since your last attack of IBS or the symptoms are different this time.
- You have recently passed blood from the bowel
- You have severe constipation
- You are feeling sick or vomiting
- You have lost your appetite or lost weight
- You have difficulty or pain passing water (urine)
- You have a fever
- You have recently travelled abroad (in case you have picked up a stomach bug)
- You have a very fast heart rate or other heart problems
- You have been treated by a Doctor for a severe sweating problem.
Speak To Your Doctor If You Experience:
- Feeling sick
- Being sick
- Changes in your bowel movements
- Abdominal tenderness
- Low blood pressure
- Feeling faint
- Blood in your bowel movements.
You should also speak to your doctor prior to taking Buscopan, if you have an underlying medical condition.
Inform Your Doctor If You Are Taking These Medicines:
- Antihistamines- Taken for hay fever
- Tetracyclic or tricyclic medicines - used to treat depression and some types of pain
- Antipsychotic medicines – used to treat severe mental illness
- Dopamine antagonists such as metoclopramide for feeling sick
- Beta 2 adrenergic medicines - such as inhalers for asthma.
- Quinidine or disopyramide – used to control your heart beat
- Amantadine – used for Parkinson's disease and flu
- Anticholinergic medicines – usually inhaled to treat breathing problems.
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
Buscopan IBS dosage
Each tablet should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. You must not chew your tablet.
Adults and children 12 years or over:
- Start by taking 1 tablet three times a day
- You can increase your dose to a maximum of 2 tablets four times a day, if needed
BUSCOPAN IBS RELIEF is not recommended for children under 12 years.
You can find the full directions for use in the patient information leaflet. Please read it before you take your Buscopan IBS Tablets.
The active ingredients contained in Buscopan IBS relief is:
Buscopan IBS relief tablets also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Calcium hydrogen phosphate, maize starch, soluble starch, colloidal silica, tartaric acid, stearic acid, sucrose, talc, acacia, titanium dioxide, macrogol 6000, carnauba wax, white beeswax and povidone.
Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Buscopan IBS relief, however if you do they can include:
Uncommon (affects fewer than 1 in 100 people)
Dry mouth, Dyshidrosis (outbreaks of sweat and dryness of the skin)
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
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Buscopan IBS Relief Tablets FAQs
Buscopan IBS Relief tablets are used to relieve any cramps and spasms occurring due to diagnosed cases of IBS.
Buscopan IBS Relief target IBS symptoms because they contain an active ingredient known as hyoscine butylbromide. Hyoscine is able to target your pain by helping to relax muscles around the stomach and intestinal walls. The muscles surrounding the stomach and intestines will contract and relax naturally, but IBS causes them to spasm uncontrollably. The contractions which can lead to cramping are caused by a natural neurotransmitter known as acetylcholine.
Bear in mind that these contractions are involuntary and not under our control, when they are working properly we cannot feel them. If they spasm, however, you will become aware of their presence immediately. Hyoscine works by blocking the body’s acetylcoline receptors, preventing the smooth muscles’ spasms.
Any who is over the age of 12 should begin by taking one tablet three times per day. Depending on the effect this has on you, you can increase the dosage to a maximum of two tablets four times a day but only if necessary.
As with many other pills, Buscopan IBS Relief tablets need to be completely swallowed with a glass of water. If you miss your dose, make sure not to take extra in order to make up for it. The best thing to do is to take a dose immediately, or, if your next dose is near, you can wait for that one.
It is important to remember that this treatment should not be used for a prolonged time period without consulting with your doctor. If, after 14 days, your symptoms have not improved, or if your condition worsens, contact your doctor immediately.
You should only take Buscopan IBS Relief if you have been diagnosed with IBS by your doctor. Even if you have been diagnosed, you should still consult with your doctor if:
- You are over 40 years of age and your IBS symptoms are different than usual.
- You have experienced bleeding or passed blood when using the toilet.
- You suffer from constipation, vomiting or have trouble urinating.
- You have lost your appetite or have a fever.
- You look paler than usual or more tired.
- You have recently been in a different country.
One side effect of Buscopan IBS Relief is that it can cause blurred vision and this may impact upon your ability to drive or operate any kind of machinery in a safe manner. If this side effect affects you then it is better to not drive.
During you treatment period using Buscopan, you should contact your doctor as soon as possible if you condition gets worse, or if you have an increase of symptoms such as nausea, high temperature, vomiting, fainting, and bloody stools.
You should also contact your doctor immediately if you experience red or painful eyes, headaches, vision loss, or experience haloes surrounding lights. These rare symptoms may be the result of an increased pressure inside of your eyeball and should be looked at by your doctor urgently.
Buscopan can increase the risk of antimuscarinic side effects including but not limited to: blurred vision, dry mouth, constipation, difficulty passing urine, and even confusion.
If Buscopan is taken with other antimuscarinic medications such as:
- antihistamines, eg promethazine, brompheniramine, chlorphenamine,diphenhydramine, triprolidine
- antimuscarinic medicines for Parkinson's symptoms, eg procyclidine,orphenadrine, trihexiphenidyl
- antimuscarinic medicines for urinary incontinence, eg oxybutynin, trospium,tolterodine
- antipsychotics, eg chlorpromazine, clozapine, thioridazine
- antisickness medicines, eg meclozine, cyclizine, hyoscine hydrobromide
- other antispasmodics, eg atropine, propantheline, dicycloverine
- tricyclic antidepressants, eg amitriptyline, clomipramine.
Buscopan IBS tablets should not be taken alongside domperidone or metoclopramide as these different medicines may cancel each other out. Hyocin works by decreasing the guts motility; however both domperidone and metoclopramide will increase the guts motility.
Drugs that are meant to be placed underneath the tongue, such as sublingual glyceryl trinitrate tablets, may be less effective if dry mouth is one of your symptoms. These kinds of tablets will not dissolve properly in a dry mouth and will lose their effectiveness. This can be resolved by having a drink before taking the tablets, in order to allow them to dissolve underneath the tongue.
You should take Buscopan for as long as your doctor tells you to, however if your cramps worsen see your doctor immediately.
There are many common causes of stomach cramps and muscles spasms including:
- spicy or highly seasoned foods can cause abdominal pain.
- acid from citrus, caffeine and alcohol can also cause discomfort.
- stress, anxiety, and not eating properly can lead to nervousness.
- a drastic change from your normal life, such as going to a foreign country, can upset your digestive tract
Because the body is so extensive, with many important organs, symptoms are often hard to pinpoint as they can be caused by many different factors. Usually though, stomach cramps, constipation, and diarrhoea can be dramatically improved by Buscopan.
If your pains continue for more than a few days, or if your condition worsens then you should seek out your doctor for advice. If you have a fever or bloody stools then contact your doctor immediately.
IBS sufferers will have abdominal pain, but will also have symptoms like diarrhoea, constipation, or flatulence.
People from all age groups can be affected by OBS, but older sufferers usually have less severe symptoms. It is still not completely understood why this is, but one hypothesis is that it has something to do with leading a less stressful lifestyle.
Medical professionals are still unsure as to the exact cause of IBS, however they have outlined a comprehensive list of its associated symptoms. In order to be diagnosed with IBS you must have suffered from abdominal pain or bowel discomfort for 3 month. Doctors must also have ruled out other explanations for your symptoms, such as diseases and allergies.
IBS can also cause sufferers mental distress as the constant negative experience of pain can affect overall mood. Diarrhoea, bloating, and vomiting can adversely affect a sufferers self-confidence, and prevent them from going about their normal life. Sufferers might also experience severe tension headaches as well as general fatigue and tiredness.
Do not self-diagnose. Only a medical professional will be able to provide you with a correct diagnosis. You can use the below questionnaire to help diagnose your symptoms. The more questions that you answer with a “yes”, the more chance you will have that your doctor will diagnose you with IBS.
Have you experienced any of the following in your bowel movements?
- Abdominal spasms
- Stomach swelling
Has the frequency of your bowel movements changed?
Has the consistency of your stools changed?
After having a bowel movement, are your symptoms relieved?
Has this been affecting you for the last three months?
Does your condition worsen when in stressful situations?
Have you previously had any other digestive tract tests that could possibly have caused the symptoms?