This medicine contains the active ingredient butylscopolamine which belongs to a group of medicines called antispasmodics. These medicines calm the muscles in the intestine or gut, and this prevents the compression of these muscles and stops the pain caused by the compression. Butylscopolamine is prescribed for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) (usual symptoms are pain, bloating and diarrhea), diverticular disease and cramps in the muscles of the stomach, intestine and bladder.
Is Butylscopolamine suitable for me?
Butylscopolamine is not suitable for everyone. Do not use it
- if you are allergic to butylscopolamine or other ingredients of this medicine
- if you have glaucoma (an eye problem)
- if you have megacolon (a very enlarged bowel)
- if you have myasthenia gravis (a very rare muscle weakness problem)
- if you are pregnant, likely to get pregnant, or are breast-feeding
In particular, you must tell the doctor if you:
- have heart problems
- have a problem with your thyroid gland
- have difficulty or pain passing urine
- have constipation
- have a fever
- have any other digestive system problems
- have high blood pressure, or have recently had a heart attack
- have Down's syndrome
- have nerve damage, a condition called autonomic neuropathy
Butylscopolamine interacts with other medicines. It is most important that you tell the doctor all the medications and herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
See the package leaflet for a complete list of possible contraindications and warnings.
How should I take Butylscopolamine?
This medicine is available in form of a film-coated tablet.
You should take butylscopolamine exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist.
- The usual dose is one or two tablets 3 times a day. If necessary, you may be prescribed two tablets 4 times a day.
Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, or do not use it for a longer time than your doctor instructed. Also, this medicine works best if there is a constant amount in the blood. To help keep this amount constant, do not miss any doses and take the medicine at the same time each day. Do not take two doses together if you miss a dose.
Read the information leaflet provided with your medication for additional information. Talk to your doctor if you have any additional questions.
What are Butylscopolamine side effects?
Like all medicines butylscopolamine can cause side effects, including:
- dry skin
- allergic reaction
- dry mouth
- small blisters on hands and feet
- increased heart rate
- being unable to pass water
Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe. See the package leaflet for a complete list of side effects.