Buscopan provides effective relief from the pain of IBS
How does Buscopan work?
Its formulation goes right to the site of the abdominal pain, relaxing the muscles and easing the cramps so that the digestive system can return to normal. Abdominal cramps and spasms caused by Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can seriously affect your ability to enjoy life. The unpredictable nature of the condition means that it can strike at any time.
Buscopan was first developed over 50 years ago, to provide relief to people suffering from abdominal pain and discomfort due to cramps of the gastrointestinal tract. It is now the most popular selling antispasmodic treatment worldwide, sold in more than 50 countries around the world.
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a term used to describe a discomfort of the bowel (the colon, or large intestine). It is known as a 'functional disorder', which is a collection of symptoms that do not have an identifiable cause. The four main symptoms of IBS are abdominal cramping, bloating, diarrhoea, and constipation.
Buscopan Cramps is a specialist treatment that is specifically designed to treat the spasms — the cause of stomach pain or cramps. The active ingredient in Buscopan Cramps, hyoscine butylbromide, has an antispasmodic action that relaxes the spasms in the digestive tract to ease pain and discomfort. Unlike painkillers which mask the pain, Buscopan Cramps works directly on the cause of pain — the spasm in the gut —to provide effective relief. Abdominal cramps are very different from period pain, indigestion and heartburn. People who suffer from stomach cramps often describe stabbing or sharp pain. They are caused by spasms in your digestive tract that can trigger pain and discomfort. Stomach cramps may occur alongside other symptoms. These include constipation and/or diarrhoea and abdominal bloating. However people can be affected in many different ways and other symptoms may include nausea, headache, excessive wind, poor appetite and bladder problems.
Hyoscine Butylbromide is generally used for relieving irritable bowel syndrome and abdominal pain that has been cause by spasms that occur in the muscles of the stomach or bladder. Although Hyoscine Butylbromide works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of these areas of your body, if the abdominal pains persist, then you should consult your doctor.
Relief for IBS and stomach cramps