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Changes efficacy: Many drugs are made a certain way to maximize how well they work. Crushing or breaking them can cause the active compounds to be released too fast, or differently. That drug has a version of sublingual hyoscamine which is held under the tongue and dissolves in order to work. But a regular pill will not work that way. ...Read more
My friend has taken an overdose of buscopan 10mg. He has consumed around 9-10 pills. What can happen in this case? Anything severe?
Overdose: Are you in australia? If so call this number for poison control: australia- 131126 wch. Sa.Gov. Au. If you are in the us you can call: 1-800-222-1222 ...Read more
Is an INHIBITOR of GI motility (the natural contraction of your gut which is necessary to "process" food into energy. It paralyzes the ESOPHAGUS as well and ACHALASIA or narrowing/spasm of the esophagus is made WORSE when the natural contraction of the gullet
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Buscopan (hyoscine/scopolamine butylbromide,) is a type of medicine called an antispasmodic (peripherally acting antimuscarinic-anticholinergic). It is used to relieve irritable bowel symptoms or 'abdominal cramps'.
Buscopan can 'potentiate' (or increase) anti-cholinergic affects of anti-histamines so it not recommended to take at the same time. ...Read more
Yes, it is okay.: It is safe to take the two together. Just be aware that both medications will have the combined effect - in different ways - of reducing water in your gastrointestinal tract. While I know that is likely what you want, be aware that you may be at risk for constipation; stop taking the medication (s) as soon as you get relief. Coordinate with your doctor her as well esp. If no relief after 1-2 days. ...Read more
My friend took an overdose of buscopan 10mg of 9 tabs. Nothing happened so he took another 20 tabs. Is there severe problem he might face. Pls reply?
Overdose: He should go to er right away. ...Read more
Can be helpful.: Buscopan is an anti-spasmodic medication which can be useful in IBS-d if some of the diarrhea is being caused by intestinal spasms. It is often helpful, although I would not expected to relieve all of your diarrhea. Good luck. ...Read more
Class C drug: Teratogenic effects were not observed in animal studies; embryotoxic events were observed in some studies. It crosses the placenta; may cause respiratory depression and/or neonatal hemorrhage when used during pregnancy. Transdermal scopolamine has been used as an adjunct to epidural anesthesia for cesarean delivery without adverse CNS effects on the newborn. Avoid unless clearly indicated. ...Read more
Yes they can be: There is no significant interaction between the two meds and so their use together should be ok. Nevertheless, unexpected reaction can occur and so if you experience anything significant, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes but: You can take all 3 meds together. They work in a different way. But be careful motilium was banned in france with a black box warning, it can cause very rarely sudden cardiac death. ...Read more
It is correct that you question interactions with medication.
Low dosages for the shortest period will be safest.
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Decreases absorption: Buscopan absorption will be decreased by maalox, and you might not get the full benefit from buscopan. ...Read more
I've been taking propranolol 40mg 3 times a day 3 years now. Is it safe to continue taking with zolpidom and sertrilene (sp?) buscopan co-codimol
Propranalol: This combination of drugs should not cause any problem ...Read more
Not every IBS...: ...Responds to every ibs drug. In fact, ibs is a spectrum that may include diarrhea, constipation, or alternating bowel pattern as well as abdominal distress. One would not expect you to respond to a treatment aimed at correcting one predominant bowel pattern if you manifest with the other, right? ...Read more
No interaction found: Hyoscine butylbromide, also known as scopolamine butylbromide and sold under the brandname Buscopan, is a medication used to treat crampy abdominal pain, renal colic, and bladder spasms. No interaction was found between this product (which is unavailable in America) with loperamide. Reference: http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1482-0, 2048-1336 ...Read more
I am unable to find: I am unable to find buscopan venus in any directory. Would you redo the question using the chemical name? ...Read more
Yes: No known drug interactions between two molecules. ...Read more
They are not helpful they just send me away with gas tablets or buscopan which do nothing what could it be?
Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
Last preg. Was painful with 3mths+ of cervical spasm. Buscopan prescribed by a&e which worked. Can I use safely if happens again we r planning for nxt?
Buscopan Plus: Scopolamine butylbromide (buscopan) is an antispasmodic agent used to treat irritable bowel and/or menstrual cramps etc...This med is also available as a combo with paracetamol =buscopan plus, thus has been shown as safe. So if you have buscopan, adding paracetamol in recommended dosage should be ok. Consult doc if you encounter problem. Good luck. ...Read more
Relatively: This anticholinergic is considered relatively safe during lactation when used at regular doses. It was once used in babies with colic but stopped due to a variety of side effects. These have not been seen as an issue if mom uses it during breast feeding. See. Hale t, "medications and mothers milk" 15ed, 2012. ...Read more
Depends: IBS is typically a diagnosis of exclusion. It could be associated with diarrhea predominance or constipation predominance or mixed. It also has some psychological component to it. Stress, diet, sleep etc. Needs to be stabilized as well. Not everything is treated with medications alone in this case. If it persists with lifestyle adjustments and buscopan- might need to see your GP again for work up. ...Read more
Pain just below left ribs for a few weeks, nexium no help. U/S, breath test, xray ok.. Only buscopan helps pain what test should l ask my DR to do?
Need diagnosis: May be lung or other internal process. Ask your physician to do internal studies ...Read more
Pain below my left ribs, about the middle. U/S normal. Waiting to have CT. Only Buscopan helps pain. Does that mean it's something in bowel?
Abdominal pain: Abdominal discomfort in that area could be due to gastric or duodenal ulcer, gastritis, pancreatic pathology or left upper colon pathology. Have blood tests ruled out pancreatitis? Abdominal us or ct scan may not show gastritis or ulcers. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you as appropriate tests, including possible endoscopy, will be ordered. ...Read more
Viral gastroenteriti: Yes buscopan should not be a problem. ...Read more
No: Buscopan syrup has been proven safe for babies 4 weeks onwards. ...Read more
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