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Buscopan IBS Relief Tablets

Buscopan IBS Relief Tablets (20 tablets)

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Description for Buscopan IBS Relief Tablets

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is a problem that affects many people and can result in a lot of discomfort for those who suffer from the condition. In order to ease the pain and discomfort of this common condition, you need to find a suitable treatment and one very effective option is to use Buscopan IBS Relief Tablets.

Product Information

  • Age: 12 years +

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Buscopan IBS Relief is an effective treatment for relieving the pain of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Buscopan IBS Relief provides effective relief from the pain of Irritable Bowel Symdrome by targeting the pain at its source, helping to relax the bowel muscles which in turn will help to stop any spasms and decrease overall discomfort.

Many people around the world suffer from pain and discomfort caused by IBS. In order to decrease the discomfort caused by this ubiquitous condition, you will need to find a safe and effective solution such as Buscopan IBS Relief Tablets.

By taking Buscopan IBS Relief Tablets to target your pain and discomfort you can be assured of a fast acting treatment that will dramatically reduce your pain by relaxing your bowel muscles.

Buscopan has been used as an effective anti-spasmodic drug by those who wish to ease their IBS cramps for over half a century. It is a condition that can get in the way of everyday life, preventing sufferers from doing what they want, directly impacting upon their quality of life. By taking Buscopan you will be back to normal in the quickest possible way.

Buscopan was initially developed over 50 years ago as an effective way of treating stomach and abdominal pain caused by the cramping of the gastro-intestinal tract. Today, it is the best-selling antispasmodic treatment available and is on the market across the globe in more than 50 countries.

The main ingredient in Buscopan IBS Relief Tablets is called Hyoscine Butylbromide, a derivative of hyoscine, one of the natural metabolites of the duboisia plant. Hyoscine Butylbromide, more generally, is part of a drug family referred to by scientists as antispasmodics

Medical professionals have shown that painful abdominal cramps affect almost 20 percent of adults, including other accompanying symptoms such as constipation, bloating, and diarrhoea. These symptoms,, which can be both painful as well as unpleasant is called Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

The exact cause of the syndrome is still a mystery to medical researchers; however it is undoubtedly a serious condition that can have damaging effects on the sufferer’s life. Because IBS symptoms are unpredictable, they can wreak havoc on a sufferer’s quality of life, directly impacting upon their personal and professional lives.

Buscopan has been a saviour to many for over 50 years, offering sufferer’s an easy and effective way to target abdominal pain directly. By going straight to the site of the pain, Buscopan allows the cramped bowel muscles to relax, providing effective relief.

This IBS treatment has a long track record and has been proven time and time again to be a safe and effective way of dealing with IBS. That is why it is the leading treatment for IBS symptoms.

Each tablet should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. It is important not to chew the tablets.

If you are over 12 years old and are taking Buscopan for abdominal cramping you can take anywhere up to two tablets, four times a day. Children who are between 6 and 12 years can take up to one tablet three times a day. Buscopan should not be given to children under 6 years of age.

If you are over 12 year old and taking Buscopan for IBS, start by taking one tablet three times a day. You can increase this to a maximum of two tablets four times a day if needed. It is not recommended for children who are under the age of 12.

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.

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

Do not take Buscopan IBS relief 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.

Take care with Buscopan IBS if any of the following apply to you;

  • 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.

Check with your Pharmacist or Doctor straight away if you have unexplained abdominal pain which persists or worsens or occurs with;

  • Fever
  • Feeling sick
  • Being sick
  • Changes in your bowel movements
  • Abdominal tenderness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Feeling faint
  • Blood in your bowel movements.

Please tell your Doctor or Pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines;

  • Antihistamines- used to treat hayfever and other allergies
  • Tetracyclic or tricyclic medicines- used to treat depression and some types of pain
  • Antipsychotic medicines such as butyrophenones or phenothiazines – used to treat severe mental illness such as schizophrenia
  • Dopamine antagonists such as metoclopramide for feeling sick
  • Beta 2 adrenergic medicines such as salbutamol inhalers for asthma.
  • Quinidine or disopyramide – used to control your heart beat
  • Amantadine – used for Parkinsons disease and flu
  • Anticholinergic medicines such as tiotropium, ipratropium or atropine-like 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.

The active ingredients contained in Buscopan IBS relief is:

Hyoscine butylbromide

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are Buscopan IBS Relief tablets used for?

    Buscopan IBS Relief tablets are used to relieve any cramps and spasms occurring due to diagnosed cases of IBS.

  • How do Buscopan IBS Relief tablets target IBS symptoms?

    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.

  • How many Buscopan IBS Relief tablets should I take?

    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.

  • How do I take Buscopan IBS Relief tablets?

    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.

  • How will I know if Buscopan IBS Relief is the right drug for me?

    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.
  • Can I drive after taking Buscopan IBS Relief?

    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.

  • At what point should I visit my doctor?

    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.

  • Will taking Buscopan IBS Relief interfere with any of my other medications?

    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:

    • amantadine
    • 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
    • codeine
    • disopyramide
    • nefopam
    • 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.

  • How long should I take Buscopan IBS Relief tablets for?

    You should take Buscopan for as long as your doctor tells you to, however if your cramps worsen see your doctor immediately.

  • What are the potential causes of stomach cramps and muscle spasms?

    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.

     

  • At what point should I seek medical help for my abdominal cramps?

    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.

  • Are abdominal cramps and pain different to IBS?

    IBS sufferers will have abdominal pain, but will also have symptoms like diarrhoea, constipation, or flatulence.

  • Can IBS get better as I get older?

    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.

  • What are the criteria for irritable bowel syndrome?

    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?

    • Cramps
    • Abdominal spasms
    • Stomach swelling
    • Mucus

    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?

     


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