The antispasmodic is anti spasmodic used in the treatment of intestinal pain (colic), caused by muscle spasms in the intestines.

Its ACTIVE component is Hyoscine N-Butylbromide, an antispasmodic substance obtained from a plant of the genus duboisia, it should not be confused with an analgesic, it does not relieve pain, it acts directly on the cause of pain, that is, it acts directly on muscle spasms of the digestive tract.

It is in the form of pills for oral consumption, reserving its use in ampoules for veterinary use, since the doses are higher. If you want to know what minesweeper is and what it is for , this reading will be of great help.

Buscopan general uses

Buscopan is used in many situations, both for human consumption and in veterinary medicine. Next, we will detail each of its uses:

Relieves genitourinary and digestive pain

It is used as an effective treatment to relieve pain caused by muscle spasms in the digestive, bile duct, genital and uric tracts. It is frequently used for the treatment of menstrual cramps.

Effective treatment of pain due to irritation of the digestive system

It is used to relieve pain caused by irritation of the digestive system caused by the consumption of foods such as alcohol, highly acidic foods, caffeine and citrus fruits, which cause irritation to the digestive tract causing in turn spasms of your muscles, generating pain. When ingested, it stops muscle spasms, concisely attacking the cause of pain.

Treatment of intestinal pain due to excess stress.

Excess stress generates spasmodic pain in the intestines from eating fast, anxiety and poor diet, which cause a digestive condition known as a nervous stomach, a condition that causes quite annoying and painful muscle spasms.

Irritable bowel treatment

It is effective in treating discomfort caused by irritable bowel syndrome, effectively relieving pain from colic that accompany this condition.

Other uses of Buscopan

  • Relief from menstrual cramps.
  • Colitis pain relief.
  • Muscle strain.
  • Stomach upset, diarrhea with colic.

Veterinary use of Buscopan

It is administered intramuscularly or slowly intravenously in horses, cattle, calves, pigs and in smaller doses or even in drops orally in canines and other smaller mammals that are not intended for consumption.

It acts with spasmolytic action and if combined it also has mild analgesic and anti-inflammatory action. Its compensatory activity and normotonic action has a long acting time, despite being a quick remedy for pain with a high margin of effectiveness.

What is the Compound busker or compositum for?

Buscopan can be obtained in coated tablets, drops, suppositories and injectable ampoules, either alone or in combination, such as the well-known compound buscopan, which combines with the active component of a peripheral action antispasmodic (Scopolamine N Butyl Bromide) an analgesic of action central to provide adequate relief from severe pain or cramps.

What is the compound busker or compositum for?

Buscopan Compositum is indicated especially in patients with severe colic pain, acute colitis, biliary colic, urinary colic and dysmenorrhea. It acts with a double therapeutic, antispasmodic and analgesic action, which ensures more effective relief.

It exerts a spasmolytic action on the musculature of the gastrointestinal, biliary and genitourinary tracts and exerts analgesic effects of central action, as well as an antispasmodic action by reducing the excitability of the muscles and to a lesser degree anti-inflammatory that prevents the exudation of blood vessels, this combination of the active principles produces the intended effect in the treatment of severe spasmodic pain.

General uses of compound busker

It is indicated in cases of colic, diarrhea, esophageal obstruction, gastroenteritis, urethral stones, poisoning, painful gastrointestinal spasms, vomiting.

How to use the busker

Buscopan, depending on its country of origin, can be found in commercial presentations that also include other active compounds, in the form of injectable tablets, drops and ampoules for intramuscular or intravenous use.

It should be taken orally with liquid (always avoid milk) and preferably after a meal.

There is no specific period for the consumption of buscopan as a pain treatment, it is the doctor who, according to the situation of each patient, will determine the dose and duration of treatment.

Increasing the dose in the treatment without attachment to that prescribed by the doctor can increase the negative effects caused by the medicine, without accelerating its effect.

The maximum allowable daily dose is 100 mg of Hyoscine N-Butylbromide, equivalent to:

  • 10 tablets of buscopan of 10 mg (when each tablet contains 10 mg of the mentioned compound).
  • 30 drops (when each 30 drops contains 10 mg of the compound N-Butyl Hyoscine Bromide).
  • 5 ampoules (when each ampoule is 5 ml and contains 20 mg of the compound).

What would result that an adult can normally take 3 to 4 tablets or 30 to 40 drops every 8 hours approximately.

Side effects of Buscopan

Buscopan can cause certain side effects, in general, reactions to Buscopan are rare, but should be considered to avoid greater evils.

Faced with an allergic reaction, you may experience itching, nausea, shortness of breath and vomiting.

Other reactions could be:

  • Tachycardia
  • Dry mouth
  • Inhibition of sweat (dysicrosis)
  • Difficulty urinating or retention of urine

It is important to consult your doctor about the interaction with other medications or drugs.

Warnings and contraindications of buscopan

  • Contraindicated in children under 6 years of age, pregnant and lactating women.
  • It should not be administered in patients with sensitivity to pyrazolone derivatives, granulocytopenia or a congenital lack of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase.
  • It should not be administered in case of receiving cytostatic treatment, due to the danger of accentuating pancytopenia due to metamizole sodium.
  • Contraindicated in patients with myasthenia gravis and megacolon, since the anticholinergic component aggravates the case-
  • It should not be administered in ampoules in patients with uretroprostatic conditions due to the risk of urine retention.
  • It is also contraindicated in patients with marked tachycardia, glaucoma.
  • It should be administered with great care in patients with systolic pressure less than 100 mg Hg or unstable circulation.
  • In no case should it be administered to patients with proven sensitivity to hyoscine N-butyl bromide.
Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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