What is Butylscopolamine used for?
Butylscopolamine is a peripherally acting antimuscarinic, anticholinergic agent. It is used to treat pain and discomfort caused by abdominal cramps, menstrual cramps, or other spasmodic activity in the digestive system. It is also effective at preventing bladder spasms.
What drugs interact with BUSCOPAN?
What other drugs could interact with this medication?
- antihistamines (e.g., cetirizine, doxylamine, diphenhydramine, hydroxyzine, loratadine)
- antipsychotics (e.g., chlorpromazine, clozapine, haloperidol, olanzapine, quetiapine, risperidone)
Why is BUSCOPAN banned in America?
It was in 1977 that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the drug for causing a blood cancer-like effect on roughly one out of 30,000 consumers. Trials showed that the drug destroys white blood cells, thus decreasing human immunity against diseases and infections.
Is BUSCOPAN a painkiller?
Buscopan relieves the pain of stomach cramps by helping your gut to relax. The medicine works very quickly. Painful cramps should ease within 15 minutes. It’s unusual to have any side effects, but some people get a dry mouth, constipation and blurred vision.
Which injection causes sudden death?
A case of sudden death after intramuscular injection of butylscopolamine bromide.
Is Buscopan a muscle relaxant?
Buscopan is a powerful smooth muscle relaxant, effective when given by mouth or by injection. In the recommended dosages, Buscopan relieves smooth muscle spasm rapidly. Undesirable ‘atropine-like’ side effects such as blurred vision, palpitation or dry mouth are rare.
How is butylscopolamine used to treat abdominal cramps?
Butylscopolamine is an antispasmodic and anticholinergic agent used for the symptomatic treatment of abdominal cramping and pain. Butylscopolamine is a peripherally acting antimuscarinic, anticholinergic agent. It is used to treat pain and discomfort caused by abdominal cramps, menstrual cramps, or other spasmodic activity in the digestive system.
How many mg of N-butylscopolammonium bromide per 100 kg?
Administer a single injection of 0.3 mg/kg body weight (0.14 mg/lb), slowly IV. This is equivalent to 30 mg N-butylscopolammonium bromide per 100 kg (220 pounds) body weight or 1.5 mL of Buscopan Injectable Solution per 100 kg (220 pounds) body weight.
How many mg of hyoscine butylbromide is in Buscopan?
Each Buscopan tablet contains 10mg of hyoscine butylbromide. Buscopan tablets are available on prescription as a pack of 56 tablets. Buscopan also comes as 2 different products that you can buy from a pharmacy or shop: Buscopan Cramps – as a box of 20 tablets. Buscopan IBS Relief – as boxes of 20 or 40 tablets.
What kind of nausea is Hyoscine butylbromide used for?
For the medication used to treat nausea, see Hyoscine hydrobromide. Hyoscine butylbromide, also known as scopolamine butylbromide and sold under the brandname Buscopan among others, is a medication used to treat crampy abdominal pain, esophageal spasms, renal colic, and bladder spasms.