Boehringer Ingelheim | Buscopan (Medication)
Buscopan contains the active ingredient called hyoscine butylbromide, a substance derived from a species of the plant genus Duboisia. Hyoscine Butylbromide is one of the families of drugs known as antispasmodics. As the name suggests, these drugs suppress and relieve spasms.
What makes Hyoscine Butylbromide so effective against the discomfort and pain of abdominal cramps is its extremely targeted effect. It doesn't simply mask the pain, like an analgesic. Instead, it acts on the cause of the pain:the muscle spasm itself. And unlike other antispasmodics, it does not cross the blood brain barrier and is unlikely to cause drowsiness. It acts only where it's needed, quickly and effectively, to relieve the discomfort and pain of abdominal cramps. ...
Side effects may occur after using this drug, such as:constipation, dry mouth, trouble urinating, or nausea. If these continue or are bothersome, notify your doctor promptly.
Very unlikely but report:rash, itching, swelling of the hands or feet, trouble breathing, increased pulse, dizziness, diarrhea, vision problems, eye pain. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. ...
Prior to using Buscopan tell your doctor your medical history, especially of:glaucoma or other eye problems, heart disease, enlarged prostate (males), allergies, stomach or intestinal diseases.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...