Buscopan cramp tablets are used to relieve colicky abdominal pain that is caused by painful spasms in the muscles of the gastro-intestinal (GI) or Genito-urinary (GU) tract.
Hyoscine, the active ingredient works by relaxing the muscle that is found in the walls of the stomach, intestines, bowel, bile duct and urinary tract. This type of muscle is called smooth muscle or involuntary muscle.
Hyoscine stops the spasms in the smooth muscle by preventing acetylcholine from acting on the muscle. It does this by blocking the receptors on the muscle cells that the acetylcholine would normally act on.
Yes, you don’t need a prescription to buy this dose, some doses will require a prescription but this one does not. A pharmacist will need to ensure the treatment is suitable and safe for you.
A stomach ache, including stomach cramps or abdominal pain, doesn’t usually last long and isn’t usually caused by anything serious. Some common causes of a stomach ache include:
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience it.
Some uncommon side effects are listed below:
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with them if you are not sure. This treatment should not be taken continuously for more than two weeks. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you develop new symptoms or if your current symptoms get worse or don’t improve over two weeks.
Taking this medicine
For relief of painful spasms in the stomach, adults and children over 12 years of age should take 2 tablets, 4 times a day. For the relief of abdominal pain (IBS), adults and children of 12 years of age should take 1 tablet three times a day.
Do not store above 25 degrees, keep in the original packaging. Keep out of the sight and reach of children and make sure that you do not continue using after the expiry date of the medicine.
Some over the counter medicines are only allowed to be sold under the supervision of a pharmacist. Buscopan is one of these medicines.
Just like when you buy this medicine in a high street or local pharmacy, the pharmacist will need to ask you a few questions. This is a legal requirement for selling this type of medicine.
You may not always realise when your local pharmacist asks you the required questions, as this can sometimes be done subtly. When sold online, we need to make sure our pharmacists have all the information they need to ensure this treatment is right for you.
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