Spasmobil is a drug that combines hyoscine bromide with dipyrone ; This results in a powerful antispasmodic, which means that it helps combat and calm involuntary spasms, seizures, contractures or cramps in the body.
In the same way, spasmobil is also antispasmodic, analgesic (relieves pain and discomfort) and antipyretic (indicated for the treatment and reduction of symptomatic fevers, especially in children under 12 years of age), therefore, it is quite a drug complete and used to treat many conditions.
Benefits of spasmobil
Spasmobil is a drug, indicated for the treatment of spasmodic conditions (muscle contractions), because it helps to reduce, control and, in general, eliminate them. Likewise, it is a drug that can be administered to treat symptoms associated with colic in babies (while breastfeeding) and during menstruation; as well as, in other alterations in the functioning of the organism that are presented below.
Treatment of spasms
The main use of spasmobil is as an antispasmodic; which means that it fights the involuntary contractions of muscle fibers, which cause mild to severe pain. In the same vein, it has proven effectiveness in treating spasms in the gastrointestinal tract, mainly caused by poor digestion of food.
Likewise, the administration of spasmobil is recommended to treat biliary dyskinesia; This is a disorder of the gallbladder, caused by the inactivity of the Sphincter of Oddin , which is in charge of preventing the return of reflux from the intestine.
Spasmobil is also used to treat colic (irregular abdominal pain that may be accompanied by nausea, dizziness, fevers, constipation, and inflammation). In this sense, colic can be caused by a multiplicity of factors, such as menstrual processes, accumulation of gases, diarrhea, bloating, among others.
In turn, there are more serious causes of colic, including obstruction of the urinary tract or the ducts of the gallbladder. In all the aforementioned cases, this drug can be used, in addition, the spasmobil, can also be used to relieve colic in babies during the lactation period.
Treatment of dysmenorrhea
Due to its analgesic effect, the spasmobil, serves in the same way, to relieve abdominal and pelvic pain, which occurs before, during and after menstruation. At the same time, this menstrual disorder can cause other symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, headache, fatigue, vomiting, weakness, muscle aches, among others; These symptoms can be treated and improved with the use of spasmobil.
Recommended dose of spasmobil
According to the age, presentation and type of treatment to which the spasmobil is directed, the dose of the same will vary. However, the dose recommended by doctors and pharmacists is the following:
Presentation: in drops
- Adults and children over 12 years: 25 to 40 drops, preferably every 6 hours.
- Children older than 2 years: 2 to 4 drops should be calculated for each year of age of the child; and its administration should be 2 or 3 times a day. That is, if the child is 2 years old, the recommended dose is 4 to 8 drops, 2 to 3 times a day.
Presentation: in dragees, tablets, capsules or lozenges
- Adults and children over 12 years: 1 to 2 tablets, 3 times a day. Likewise, this type of presentation should not be chewed, crushed or split; In addition, it is recommended to take it with a necessary amount of water or juice, and if possible, during meals.
Presentation: in injections
- Adults and children over 12 years: 1 ampoule IV (intravenous therapy), IM (intramuscular therapy); or through infusion (direct injection into a vein).
In any of the cases, it is recommended to consult a specialist, to know which is the presentation and the most recommended dose; Above all, if you take into account that this drug can cause terrible side effects if you are not careful during its consumption.
Relevant aspects of spasmobil
The spasmobil, is an over-the-counter medicine (it does not need a prescription or prescription), mainly indicated for the treatment of spasms (contractures, seizures or involuntary contractions), caused by disorders of the gastrointestinal tract or other triggers. Taking into account the aforementioned, its consumption should be carried out, preferably, under authorization and medical supervision; with the aim of avoiding overdoses, accidents and alterations of the organism.
In addition, the following aspects should be considered before ingesting spasmobil:
Warnings and precautions while using spasmobil
The administration of spasmobil should be done under medical supervision, especially when there is pregnancy or its existence is suspected; as well as, during the lactation period, because the consumption of spasmobil can inhibit the secretion of breast milk.
On the other hand, patients who take spasmobil should not drive or operate machinery; this, because of the possible side effects that the use of spasmobil can generate, such as dizziness, confusion and blurred vision. In addition, prolonged use of this product is not recommended, or exceeding the recommended doses.
Interactions of spasmobil with other medications
The spasmobil, can strengthen the effect of medications, such as: antihistamines (drugs indicated to reduce allergies), tricyclic antidepressants, quinidine, disopyramide, amantadine and other types of anticholinergics.
In turn, the consumption of spasmobil can reduce the effect of medications associated with the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, such as metoclopramide. Finally, it has been shown to potentiate and alter the effects of adrenergic drugs and digoxin (used in heart disorders).
Presentations of the spasmobil
The spasmobil is performed by pharmaceutical companies in three presentations; the first one, used mainly in neonates and children under 12 years of age, and are the drops, generally in 15 ml containers. Second, tablets, capsules, tablets or lozenges. And, finally, it is manufactured in an injectable presentation, which can be used through intravenous, intramuscular or infusion therapy.
Medications similar to spasmobil
On the market, there are other drugs that are used to relieve gastrointestinal spasms and symptoms related to them; However, it is not recommended to use the same recommended dose for spasmobil, therefore, you should consult your doctor before consuming them. In this sense, among them are the following:
- Compound butylamine.
- Compound spasmokov.
- Atroveran compound.
- Among others.
The spasmobil must be stored in a cool, dry and clean place. Similarly, it is recommended to keep it below 30⁰ centigrade, as well as away from strong currents of heat and humidity. Finally, it should be kept out of the reach of children, and of other medicines with which it can be confused; in order to avoid accidents when consuming them.
Side effects of spasmobil
Prolonged use of spasmobil can cause adverse reactions. In this sense, if the symptoms persist, a doctor should be consulted. The side effects that can occur from ingestion of spasmobil are mentioned below.
- Pruritus (itching).
- Difficulty breathing.
- Swelling of the tongue, throat, face, or lips.
- Rash and peeling of the skin.
- Dyshidrosis (blisters on fingers and palms).
- Ulcers in the mouth
- Dry mouth
- Hypotension (low blood pressure)
- Visual accommodation disorders (blurred vision).
- Leukopenia, which is basically a decrease in the number of leukocytes in the blood.
- Agranulocytosis (reduction in the number of neutrophils, type of white blood cells, among others.).
Contraindications of spasmobil
The use of spasmobil is contraindicated for patients with hypersensitivity to its components (hyoscine butylbromide and dipyrone), because it can generate side effects. On the other hand, its consumption is not recommended in the following cases:
- It is not recommended for use in people with severe liver or kidney disease.
- It is not recommended for people with glaucoma.
- If you have asthma, you should avoid its consumption.
- In case of suffering from prostatic hypertrophy, its consumption is not recommended.
- People who suffer from paralytic ileus (intestinal problems to eliminate waste from the body).
- In case of suffering from ematopathies (blood diseases).
- If you have peptic ulcers.
- If you have pyloric stenosis (affection of the stomach and small intestine)
- It is also not recommended if you suffer from congenital glucose deficiency. among other.
The spasmobil is an antispasmodic, analgesic and antipyretic medicine. In this sense, its main uses are associated with the reduction and control of gastrointestinal spasms, related to menstruation and colic in neonates (infants). Finally, it is important to keep track of patients who consume this product; with special relevance, to those who suffer from other conditions and who ingest drugs or similar or indicated drugs to treat any type of disease. In either case, the doctor or pharmacist should be consulted before consuming this product.
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.