Buscopan Cramps Tablets
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- Fights stomach cramps
- Effective treatment for IBS
- Relieves pain
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What are Buscopan Cramps Tablets?
Buscopan Cramps Tablets are medicines that are intended to provide fast and effective relief of abdominal pain caused by spasms in the stomach and urinary area. It is the most popular antispasmodic treatment worldwide. Buscopan Cramps Tablets relieve spasms of the stomach, intestines, or bowel, including those associated with irritable bowel syndrome. It also provides relief from the spasms of the bladder or urinary system.
Buscopan Cramps Tablets contain the active ingredient hyoscine butylbromide, an antispasmodic medicine.
How do Buscopan Cramps Tablets work?
Buscopan Cramps Tablets contain the antispasmodic medicine hyoscine butylbromide.
Hyoscine works by relaxing the muscle in the walls of the stomach, intestine, bowel, bile duct, and urinary tract. This type of muscle is called smooth muscle or involuntary muscle. This muscle normally contracts and relaxes in response to neurotransmitters, which are natural body chemicals. These contractions are caused by a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. The contractions are not under our conscious control and we are not normally aware of them. If the muscles go into spasm, it can cause pain.
Hyoscine eases the spasms in the smooth muscle by stopping the action of acetylcholine on the muscle. It accomplishes the task by blocking the receptors on the muscle cells that the acetylcholine would normally act on.
By preventing the action of the acetylcholine on the GI and GU tracts muscle, hyoscine reduces the muscle contractions. This allows the muscle to relax and reduces the painful spasms and cramps.
What are the benefits of using Buscopan Cramps Tablets?
Buscopan Cramps Tablets are effective in providing relief to abdominal pain caused by spasms in the stomach and urinary area. It is also effective in providing relief from spasms of the bladder or urinary system.
The active ingredient in Buscopan Cramps Tablets – hyoscine butylbromide – is effective in preventing blocking the receptors in the muscle in the GI and GU tracts in order to reduce the muscle contractions that allow the muscle to relax, which results in the reduction of the painful spasms and cramps.
How do I take Buscopan Cramps Tablets?
Buscopan Cramps Tablets should be taken according to the instructions of your doctor. You should also read, understand, and follow the patient information that comes with the package of the medication.
Buscopan Cramps Tablets should be swallowed whole and taken with a drink of water. You can take the tablets with or without a meal.
This medicine should not be taken on a continuous daily basis or for prolonged periods of time without the cause of your abdominal pain being investigated by your doctor.
Consult your doctor if your symptoms change or get worse or have not improved after 14 days of treatment.
If you forget to take your dose of Buscopan Cramps Tablets, take them as soon as you remember unless the next dose of the medicine is very close. Do not double your dose as a makeup for a missed dose.
Buscopan Cramps Tablets dosage
The usual dose of Buscopan Cramps Tablets for adults and children over 12 years of age is two tablets taken four times a day. The treatment of IBS symptoms should start with one tablet three times a day, which can be increased to two tablets four times a day if necessary.
The usual dose of Buscopan Cramps Tablets for children aged 6 to 12 years is one tablet taken three times a day. Buscopan Cramps Tablets are not recommended for IBS symptoms in children under 12 years of age.
Side effects & precautions
Medicines and their possible side effects affect individuals in different ways. The side effects of Buscopan Cramps Tablets do not affect everyone that uses them.
The following are the uncommon side effects of Buscopan Cramps Tablets:
- Faster than normal heart beats
- Small blisters on the hands and feet
- Dry mouth
- Allergic skin reactions such as itching or hives
The following are the rare side effects of Buscopan Cramps Tablets:
- Difficulty passing urine
The following are the side effects of Buscopan Cramps Tablets that occur on unknown frequency:
- Hypersensitivity reactions such as narrowing of the airways, swelling of the lips, throat, and tongue, rash or anaphylactic reaction.
If you believe you have other side effects that are associated with your use of Buscopan Cramps Tablets, consult with your doctor.
Do not take Buscopan Cramps Tablets for symptoms which you believe are associated with IBS but the same has not been confirmed by a doctor yet. Use only this medicine for treatment upon the recommendation of your doctor.
You should not use the medicine without first discussing with your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- You are aged 40 or over and this is the first time that you have had your symptoms, or if your symptoms are different this time
- You have recently passed blood in your stool
- You are suffering from severe constipation
- You are feeling sick or vomiting
- You are feeling tired or you look pale
- You have lost your appetite or you have lost weight
- You have abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
- You have difficulty or pain passing urine
- You have a fever
- You have recently travelled abroad
Buscopan Cramps Tablets may cause blurred vision and may affect your ability to operate a machine or drive a vehicle safely. If you have this effect, do not drive or operate machinery.
While taking Buscopan Cramps Tablets, you should see your doctor if you experience severe, unexplained abdominal pain that won’t go away, or gets worse, or occurs with symptoms like nausea, fever, vomiting, changes in bowel movements, decreased blood pressure, abdominal tenderness, fainting, or blood in your stool.
You should consult your doctor if you experience any of the following while taking this medication:
- Red and painful eye
- Loss of vision
- Seeing haloes around lights
These symptoms may be caused by an increase in the pressure inside the eyeball that requires urgent investigation by your doctor.
Buscopan Cramps Tablets should not be used in the following:
- Those with an abnormally large or dilated large intestines.
- Those with a condition called myasthenia gravis, in which there is abnormal muscle weakness.
- Those with eye condition called closed angle glaucoma.
- Those with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption or sucrase-isomaltose insufficiency.
This medicine should not be used by women who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant without consulting with a doctor. This medicine should be used only by a pregnant woman if the doctor deems that the benefits are greater than the risks of side effects.
It is not known if this medicine passes through breast milk. This medicine may reduce the production of breast milk. Its use is not recommended for using during breastfeeding. Get the advice first of your doctor before using this medicine if you are breastfeeding.
It is important that you share with your doctor a list of all the medications you are taking before you start taking Buscopan Cramps Tablets. Similarly, consult with your doctor before you start taking any other medication while you are using this medicine.
How do I buy Buscopan Cramps Tablets online?
You can safely buy Buscopan Cramps Tablets online at UK Meds, without the need for a prescription or consultation with a medical professional, however you should adhere to the advice given in the patient leaflet enclosed.