Hyoscine Butylbromide

Description

Hyoscine Butylbromide is used to relieve cramps associated with the stomach and intestines (gastrointestinal tract) and the genitourinary tract. It is also used alone or in a combination with other medicines to treat symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, indigestion, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, etc. associated with irritable bowel syndrome.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Hyoscine Butylbromide

  • Irregular heart rate
  • Dry mouth
  • Visual disturbances
  • Difficulty in passing urine
  • Dizziness
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Diarrhea

Uses of Hyoscine Butylbromide

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acute spasm of gastrointestinal and genito-urinary tract
  • Endoscopy or Radiology premedication
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The time duration for which this medicine remains effective is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/receiving this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a suitable alternative based on your clinical condition.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/receiving this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a suitable alternative based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to hyoscine or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Myasthenia gravis

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from myasthenia gravis due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Acute narrow-angle glaucoma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from narrow-angle glaucoma since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Mechanical bowel obstruction

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a mechanical obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

Megacolon

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a megacolon due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

Paralytic or obstructive ileus

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a paralytic or obstructive ileus due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/receiving this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a suitable alternative based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/receiving this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a suitable alternative based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Anticoagulant therapy

This medicine should not be given via the intramuscular route in patients being treated with anticoagulant drugs (blood thinners) due to the increased risk of intramuscular hematoma. In these patients, the subcutaneous or intravenous routes may be preferred.

Driving or operating machines

Use of this medicine may cause symptoms such as dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Prostatic enlargement

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from an enlarged prostate due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms or worsening of condition to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Fructose intolerance

Some oral formulations of this medicine may contain sucrose. Patients with rare hereditary problems such as fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption, sucrase-isomaltase insufficiency, etc. should not use such formulations of the medicine.

Use in children

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in children and only under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional.

Missed Dose

Oral forms/Suppositories: If a dose of this medicine is missed, take/administer it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one. Injections: Since this medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

Overdose

Oral forms/Suppositories: Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose. Injections: Since this medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be instituted by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

antihistamines

Ipratropium

Metoclopramide

Tricyclic Antidepressants

Disease interactions

Intestinal obstruction

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a history of any intestinal obstruction since it may worsen the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Cardiovascular disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of cardiovascular diseases due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. This side effects may include a very low blood pressure, dizziness, fainting, lightheadedness, irregular heart rate, difficulties with breathing, etc. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Oral forms: Take this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor. Injections: This medicine is usually administered in the clinical/hospital setting under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Inform the doctor if you have a known allergy to this medicine. Report all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions to the doctor before receiving this medicine. Suppositories: Follow all the instructions given by your doctor and administer this medicine exactly as advised. Do not administer in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine relaxes the smooth muscles of the stomach, intestines, and the genito-urinary tract and relieves muscle spasms and cramps.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Anticholinergics/antispasmodics

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 28 Aug 2018

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