Always consult a medical doctor or patient care specialist before using hyoscine butylbromide injections.
Indications and Usage
Hyoscine belongs to the group of medications called antispasmodics. Hyoscine is indicated in the treatment of muscle spasms (cramps) in the stomach, intestines, bladder, and urethra.
Hyoscine reduces spasms by relaxing smooth muscles within the stomach, intestines, bladder, and urethra. The injection form is used to relieve these same types of muscles spasms that might occur during diagnostic procedures.
This medication can also be used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Do not take hyoscine butylbromide if:
- You are allergic to hyoscine or other containing ingredients;
- You have stomach, intestinal, or heart problems;
- You are fructose intolerant;
- You have glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, paralytic ileus, tachycardia, hypertrophy with urination retention, megacolon, or pyloric stenosis.
Driving or operating machinery should be avoided as hyoscine may cause drowsiness or blurred vision. Do not operate machinery until you know how the medication affects you.
There is little evidence surrounding the use of hyoscine butylbromide during pregnancy or breast feeding, so consult your doctor or healthcare professional. This medication should only be used if the benefits outweigh the risks.
Administration and Dosage
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. The usual dose for adults is 20-40mg IV several times a day. The usual dose for children is 0.3 – 0.6mg/kg several times a day. The maximum daily dose is 100mg for adults and 1.2mg/kg for children.
There are possible interactions with other medications, such as antidepressants, quinine, antipsychotics, antihistamines, and other anticholinergics.
Alcohol should be avoided while taking this medication as it can increase drowsiness.
Symptoms of overdose include trouble breathing and passing out. These symptoms should be reported to a medical professional. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical help urgently.
Some adverse conditions include dizziness, constipation, temporary blurred vision, nausea, and a fast heartbeat. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking and any health conditions you have before your treatment with hyoscine butylbromide.