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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
"Buscopan": 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 is inhibited! Hope this helps! Dr Z Read more
NOT recommended: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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