Swissmedic-approved patient information
Opella Healthcare Switzerland AG
What is Buscopan and when is it used?
< p>Buscopan has an antispasmodic and thus pain-relieving effect on the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract.
Buscopan relieves pain associated with spasms of the gastrointestinal tract and constipation with spasms.
When not to use Buscopan?
Do not use Buscopan,
- in the very rare diseases myasthenia gravis (muscle disease)
- in megacolon (large intestine disease).
- if mechanical constrictions in the gastrointestinal tract (e.g. due to a tumor or a kinked bowel ) are present or suspected,
- if the bowel is blocked and not working properly (intestinal obstruction or paralysis leading to severe abdominal pain with inability to have a bowel movement and/or nausea/vomiting),
- If you are hypersensitive to scopolamine butyl bromide or any other ingredient in the drug.
One Buscopan dragée contains 41.2 mg sucrose. At the maximum recommended dosage, this corresponds to 411.8 mg of sucrose per day. If you suffer from fructose intolerance, you should not take this medicine.
When should caution be taken when using Buscopan?
If severe abdominal pain persists, worsens or is accompanied by symptoms such as fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, If you experience constipation or blood in your stool, painfully tense stomach, low blood pressure or fainting, you should contact your doctor immediately to clarify the cause of the pain.
Patients with glaucoma, narrowing of the urinary tract, enlarged prostate or high heart rate (tachycardia) should seek advice from their doctor before using the product. Patients who use other medicines, especially medicines for depression, asthma (beta-adrenergic drugs), heart conditions, or patients who take antiallergic medicines (antihistamines) or metoclopramide (gastrointestinal preparation) should also consult their doctor beforehand. consult her doctor.
Buscopan may impair the ability to drive and use machines.
Inform your doctor, pharmacist or druggist if you suffer from other illnesses, have allergies or are taking other medicines (even those you bought yourself!) or using them externally.
Can Buscopan be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Based on previous experience, there is no known risk for the child when used as directed. However, systematic scientific studies on pregnant women have never been carried out. As a precaution, you should refrain from taking or using Buscopan coated tablets or suppositories during pregnancy and breast-feeding, or ask your doctor, pharmacist or druggist for advice.
How do you use Buscopan?
Unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor:
Children under 6 years of age:
The use and safety of Buscopan dragées in children under 6 years of age not been investigated so far.
Adults and schoolchildren over 6 years of age:
1-2 tablets 3-5 times a day. The dragees should be swallowed whole with some liquid.
Children under 6 years of age:
The use and safety of Buscopan suppositories in children under 6 years has not yet been investigated.
Adults and school children over 6 years of age:
1-2 suppositories 3-5 times a day. The suppositories are freed from the casing and inserted with the pointed end into the rectum.
Buscopan dragees and suppositories should not be taken or used continuously or over a long period of time. If your symptoms persist or worsen, you should see your doctor to find out the cause.
Stick to the dosage given in the package leaflet or as prescribed by your doctor. If you think the medicine is too weak or too strong, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or druggist.
What side effects can Buscopan have?
The following side effects can occur when using Buscopan:
Occasionally, dry mouth and increased heart rate have been reported. These symptoms are usually mild and go away on their own.
Occasionally, various skin rashes, dyshidrosis (eczema with small blisters) and itching can also occur.
Rarely, urinary retention has been observed.
Anaphylactic reactions and anaphylactic shock, shortness of breath, rash, erythema and hypersensitivity reactions may also occur.
If you notice side effects that are not described here, you should inform your doctor, pharmacist or druggist.
What else do you need to know?
Keep Buscopan out of the reach of children at room temperature (15-25 °C).
The medicinal product may only be used up to the date marked «EXP» on the container.
Your doctor, pharmacist or druggist can provide you with further information. These people have the detailed information for specialists.
What does Buscopan contain?
1 dragee contains: 10 mg scopolamine butyl bromide and excipients.
1 suppository contains: 10 mg scopolamine butyl bromide and excipients.
17353, 17354 (Swissmedic).
Where can you get Buscopan? What packs are available?
In pharmacies and drugstores without a doctor's prescription.
Dragées of 10 mg: 20, 40.
10 mg suppositories: 6.
Opella Healthcare Switzerland AG, Risch
This leaflet was last checked by the Medicines Agency (Swissmedic) in July 2018.