Buscopan Cramps Tablets treat the cause of the pain rather than masking the symptoms. It contains the active ingredient, hyoscine butylbromide, which has an anti-spasmodic action that relaxes the spasm in the digestive tract to ease the pain and discomfort of stomach cramps in one simple tablet.
Buscopan Cramps Tablets are suitable for adults and children 6 years old and over.
How much to take
For relief of painful spasm of the stomach, bowel or bladder and urinary tubes (urinary tract).
Adults, and children 12 years or over: 2 tablets four times a day
Children 6 to 12 years: 1 tablet three times a day
Not recommended for children under 6 years
For the relief of abdominal pain in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Adults, and children 12 years or over: Start by taking 1 tablet three times a day You can increase your dose to a maximum of 2 tablets four times a day, if needed
Not recommended for children under 12 years
If you take more BUSCOPAN CRAMPS than you should If you take more than you should, talk to a doctor or go to a hospital straight away. Take the medicine pack with you. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your pharmacist or doctor.
Do not take BUSCOPAN CRAMPS if
You are allergic to hyoscine butylbromide or any of the other ingredients of BUSCOPAN CRAMPS You are intolerant to or cannot digest some sugars (as the tablet coating contains a small amount of sucrose) You have glaucoma (an eye problem) You have something called myasthenia gravis (a very rare muscle weakness problem) You have a suspected or confirmed blockage of the bowel You have a condition where the bowel is blocked and does not work properly (paralytic or obstructive ileus). Symptoms include severe abdominal pain with lack of stools and/or nausea/vomiting You have a very enlarged bowel (megacolon) You are pregnant, likely to get pregnant, or are breast-feeding
Do not take this medicine if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your pharmacist or doctor before taking this medicine
Take special care with BUSCOPAN CRAMPS Check with your pharmacist or doctor before taking your medicine if any of the following apply to you: You are 40 years or over You have recently passed blood from the bowel You have severe constipation You are feeling sick or vomiting You have lost your appetite or lost weight You are looking pale and feeling tired You have difficulty or pain passing water (urine) You have a fever You have abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge You have recently travelled abroad (in case you have picked up a stomach bug) You have a very fast heart rate or other heart problems You have been treated by a doctor for a severe sweating problem If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you, talk to your pharmacist or doctor before taking this medicine.
Check with your pharmacist or doctor straight away if you have unexplained abdominal pain which persists or worsens or occurs with: fever feeling sick being sick changes in your bowel movements abdominal tenderness low blood pressure feeling faint or, blood in your bowel movements
Taking other medicines Please tell your pharmacist or doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. This includes herbal medicines. This is because BUSCOPAN CRAMPS can affect the way some other medicines work. Also some other medicines can affect the way BUSCOPAN CRAMPS works.
In particular tell your pharmacist or doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: Antihistamines - used to treat hay fever and other allergies Tetracyclic or tricyclic medicines - used to treat depression and some types of pain Antipsychotic medicines such as butyrophenones or phenothiazines - used to treat severe mental illness such as schizophrenia Dopamine antagonists such as metoclopramide for feeling sick Beta 2 adrenergic medicines such as salbutamol inhalers for asthma Quinidine or disopyramide - used to control your heart beat Amantadine - used for Parkinsons disease and flu Anticholinergic medicines such as tiotropium, ipratropium or atropine-like medicines - usually inhaled to treat breathing problems If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you, talk to your pharmacist or doctor before taking this medicine.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding Do not take BUSCOPAN CRAMPS if you are pregnant, likely to get pregnant or are breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines Some people may have temporary blurring of vision while taking this medicine. If this happens to you, wait until your vision returns to normal before driving or using any tools or machines.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Buscopan Cramps Buscopan Cramps contains sucrose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product
Mild side effects that do not normally require medical treatment:
Uncommon - affects fewer than 1 in 100 people Dry mouth Abnormal sweating or reduced sweating If any of these side effects get troublesome or seem serious to you please tell your pharmacist or doctor.
If you get any of the side effects described below stop taking this medicine and tell your doctor straight away.
You may need urgent medical treatment: Uncommon - affects fewer than 1 in 100 people Skin reactions such as urticaria and pruritus (itching) Tachycardia (increased heart rate) Rare - affects fewer than 1 in 1,000 people Problems emptying the bladder Isolated events - some side effects are so rare that it is not known how many people may be affected Anaphylactic reaction and shock - this is a severe type of allergic reaction. An itchy rash may spread all over the body, as well as swelling. You may have difficulty in breathing and may lose consciousness Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured breathing) Allergic reactions (hypersensitivity) such as skin rash and erythema (patchy red skin) If you experience a painful red eye with loss of vision after taking this medicine, stop taking it and tell your doctor straight away. You may have an eye problem called glaucoma and need urgent medical attention
Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine
Approved by Claire Makey - Pharmacist on the 23/04/2021. For more information, view our medical team
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