HYOSCINE BUTYLBROMIDE = BUTYLSCOPOLAMINE oral

Prescription under medical supervision


Therapeutic action

– Antispasmodic

Indications

– Spasms of the gastrointestinal tract and genitourinary tract

Forms and strengths

– 10 mg tablet

Dosage

– Adult: 10 to 20 mg, to be repeated up to 3 or 4 times daily if necessary

Duration

– According to clinical response; no prolonged treatment.

Contra-indications, adverse effects, precautions

Do not administer to patients with urethro-prostatic disorders, cardiac disorders, closed-angle glaucoma.
– May cause: urinary retention, dryness of the mouth, constipation, blurred vision, tachycardia.
– Administer with caution and under close supervision to patients taking other anticholinergic drugs (antidepressants, antipsychotics, H-1 antihistamines, antiparkinsonians, etc.).
Administer with caution to patients
with fever (may affect thermoregulation).
Pregnancy: no contra-indication; NO PROLONGED TREATMENT
Breast-feeding: no contra-indication; NO PROLONGED TREATMENT

Remarks

– Oral antispasmodic drugs are not included in the WHO list of essential medicines.
Storage: below 25 °C -