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Who discoverd hyoscine?

Who discoverd hyoscine?

Prehistoric: Hyoscine is found naturally in the nightshade family of plants including belladonna, henbane, jimson weed, angel's trumpets, and corkwood. They drug was apparently used as an intoxicant in prehistoric times by aborigines, as a poison by romans, and for medicinal purposes as written in ebers papyrus in egypt, in 1550 b.C. The drug is now used as a dilating eye drop and for sea sickness (patch). ...Read more

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Antispasmodic (Definition)

An antispasmodic (synonym: spasmolytic) is a drug or a herb ...Read more


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What are natural antispasmodics?

What are natural antispasmodics?

Let's not confuse...: "natural" and "safe." belladonna has been used for its antispasmodic effects for thousands of years, but it is more dangerous and has more severe side effects than pharmaceutical agents in use today. ...Read more

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What are hyoscine butylbromide tablets for?

What are hyoscine butylbromide tablets for?

Spasms: This is a medicine to relieve spasms in the bladder or intestinal tract. These organs squeeze down in response to cholinergic nerve impulses. So, this medicine is an "anticholinergic" and opposes that action. Side effects can include dry mouth, nausea, constipation, and trouble urinating. ...Read more

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Is an antispasmodic addictive?

Is an antispasmodic addictive?

Maybe: Lomotil, (diphenoxylat and atropine) an often used antispasmodic, has an opioid component.All opioids have addictive potential. ...Read more

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Hyoscine butylbromide and alprazolam?

Hyoscine butylbromide and alprazolam?

Sedation: There is no direct drug interaction between these 2 that i can find. But you might become more sleepy and sedated than with either alone -- they both can produce that effect. ...Read more

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Took hyoscine hydrobromide. What's gonna happen?

Took hyoscine hydrobromide. What's gonna happen?

Blurred vision: Scopolamine paralyzes the muscles in the iris, blurring the ability to focus up close. ...Read more

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Where I can find a list of antispasmodic medications?

Where I can find a list of antispasmodic medications?

Many websites: Thre are many websites that can give you the answe. Global rph, epocrates are two that can be helpful. ...Read more

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Help! Been having diarrhea. Should I discontinue hyoscine medication?

Help! Been having diarrhea. Should I discontinue hyoscine medication?

If your diarrhea: started at the same time you began hyoscine, then it may be related. Call your PCP, or whoever prescribed it for you to discuss symptoms and alternatives before discontinuing medication. Not fun, and important to address. Let your doctor instruct you what to do. ...Read more

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Hyoscine butylbromide (buscopan tablets) with paracetamol ok?

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