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BUSCOPAN TABLETS 10MG

Active substance: HYOSCINE BUTYLBROMIDE

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(leaflet continued)
In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are taking any of the following:
Medicines for depression called “tetracyclic
antidepressants” or “tricyclic
antidepressants” such as doxepin
Medicines for allergies and travel sickness
called “antihistamines”
Medicines to control your heart beat such
as quinidine or disopyramide
Medicines for severe mental illness called
“antipsychotics” such as haloperidol or
fluphenazine
Medicines usually used for breathing
problems such as tiotropium, ipratropium or
atropine-like medicines
Amantadine - for Parkinson’s disease and
flu
Metoclopramide - for feeling sick (nausea)
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to
you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before
taking Buscopan Tablets.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not take Buscopan Tablets if you are
pregnant, likely to get pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Driving and using machines
Some people may have sight problems while
taking this medicine. If this happens to you,
wait until your sight returns to normal before
driving or using any tools or machines.
Important information about some of the
ingredients of Buscopan Tablets
Buscopan Tablets contain sucrose. Talk to
your doctor before taking this medicine if they
have told you that you cannot tolerate or digest
some sugars.
3. How to take Buscopan Tablets
Always take your medicine exactly as your
doctor or pharmacist has told you. You should
check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are
not sure. Buscopan Tablets should not be
taken continuously for long periods of time.

How much to take
Adults and children over 12 years
The usual dose is two tablets 4 times a day
For Irritable Bowel Syndrome, your doctor
may give you a lower starting dose of one
tablet 3 times a day. This dose may be
increased, if further relief is necessary
Children 6 - 12 years:
The usual dose is one tablet 3 times a day
Buscopan Tablets are not recommended
for children under 6 years.
If you take more Buscopan Tablets than
you should
If you take more Buscopan Tablets than you
should, talk to a doctor or go to a hospital
straight away. Take the medicine pack with
you even if there are no Buscopan Tablets left.

Other side effects
Dry mouth (affects fewer than 1 in 100
people)
Small blisters on hands and feet (affects
fewer than 1 in 100 people)
Increased heart rate (affects fewer than 1 in
100 people)
Being unable to pass water (urine) (affects
fewer than 1 in 1,000 people)
If any of the side effects gets troublesome or
serious, or if you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, tell your doctor or
pharmacist.

Buscopan is a registered trademark of
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co.
KG.
PP2/1261/V1

5. How to store Buscopan Tablets
Do not take this medicine after the expiry date
which is printed on the packaging. Keep this
medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Store below 30°C. Store in the original
package.

The other ingredients are: calcium hydrogen
phosphate anhydrous, tartaric acid, colloidal
anhydrous silica, stearic-palmitic acid mixture,
sucrose, talc, acacia, titanium dioxide E171,
macrogol 6,000, carnauba wax, povidone,
soluble starch, white beeswax and dried maize
starch.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Buscopan Tablets can
cause side effects, although not everybody
gets them. The following side effects may
happen with this medicine.

6. Further information
What Buscopan Tablets contain
Each tablet contains hyoscine butylbromide
10 mg as the active ingredient

If you forget to take Buscopan Tablets
If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you
remember. However, if it is time for the next
dose, skip the missed dose.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a
forgotten dose.

Stop taking your medicine and see a doctor
straight away if you notice any of the
following serious side effects - you may
need urgent medical treatment:
Allergic reactions such as skin reactions
e.g. nettle rash, itching (affects fewer than 1
in 100 people), rash, redness of the skin
Severe allergic reactions (anaphylactic
shock) such as difficulty breathing, feeling
faint or dizzy (shock)
Painful red eye with loss of vision

What Buscopan Tablets look like and
contents of the pack
Buscopan Tablets are sugar-coated, round and
white in colour.
Buscopan Tablets are available in blister packs
of 56 tablets
PL 20774/1261

Buscopan Tablets
POM

Manufactured by Delpharm Reims , 10 Rue Du
Colonel Charbonneaux Reims 51100, France
or Istituto De Angeli S.r.l., Loc. Prulli, 103/C,
50066 Reggello (FI), Italy. Procured from
within the EU. Product Licence Holder:
Quadrant Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Bolton,
BL6 4SA. Repackaged by Maxearn Ltd,
Bolton, BL6 4SA.

Taking this medicine
Take your tablets with water
Do not break, crush or chew the tablets

Leaflet revision date 22nd February 2013

2. Before you take Buscopan Tablets
Do not take Buscopan Tablets if:
You are allergic (hypersensitive) to
hyoscine butylbromide or any of the other
ingredients (listed in section 6)
You have glaucoma (an eye problem)
You have megacolon (a very enlarged
bowel)
You have something called “myasthenia
gravis” (a very rare muscle weakness
problem)
You are pregnant, likely to get pregnant, or
are breast-feeding
1. What Buscopan Tablets are and what
they are used for
Buscopan Tablets contain a medicine called
“hyoscine butylbromide”. This belongs to a
group of medicines called “antispasmodics”.
Buscopan Tablets are used to relieve cramps
in the muscles of your:
Stomach
Gut (intestine)
Bladder and the tubes that lead to the
outside of your body (urinary system)
It can also be used to relieve the symptoms of
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
In this leaflet:
1. What Buscopan Tablets are and what they
are used for
2. Before you take Buscopan Tablets
3. How to take Buscopan Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Buscopan Tablets
6. Further information
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start taking this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you.
Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
them, even if their symptoms are the same
as yours.
If any of the side effects gets troublesome
or serious, or if you notice any side effects
not listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.

(leaflet continued overleaf)
This includes medicines obtained without a
prescription and herbal medicines. This is
because Buscopan Tablets can affect the way
some other medicines work. Also some other
medicines can affect the way Buscopan
Tablets work.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking or have recently taken any other
medicines.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist straight
away if you have unexplained abdominal pain
which persists or worsens or occurs with:
• fever
• feeling sick
• being sick
• changes in your bowel movements
• abdominal tenderness
• low blood pressure
• feeling faint or,
• blood in your bowel movements
Take special care with Buscopan Tablets
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before
taking your medicine if:
You have a very fast heart rate or other
heart problems
You have a problem with your thyroid gland
such as an overactive thyroid gland
You have difficulty or pain passing water
(urine) such as men with prostate problems
You have constipation
You have a fever
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to
you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before
taking Buscopan Tablets.
Do not take this medicine if any of the above
apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist before taking this
medicine.

Buscopan® Tablets 10mg
(hyoscine butylbromide)
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFPRMATION FOR THE USER

PP2/1261/V1

(leaflet continued)
In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are taking any of the following:
Medicines for depression called “tetracyclic
antidepressants” or “tricyclic
antidepressants” such as doxepin
Medicines for allergies and travel sickness
called “antihistamines”
Medicines to control your heart beat such
as quinidine or disopyramide
Medicines for severe mental illness called
“antipsychotics” such as haloperidol or
fluphenazine
Medicines usually used for breathing
problems such as tiotropium, ipratropium or
atropine-like medicines
Amantadine - for Parkinson’s disease and
flu
Metoclopramide - for feeling sick (nausea)
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to
you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before
taking Buscopan Tablets.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not take Buscopan Tablets if you are
pregnant, likely to get pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Driving and using machines
Some people may have sight problems while
taking this medicine. If this happens to you,
wait until your sight returns to normal before
driving or using any tools or machines.
Important information about some of the
ingredients of Buscopan Tablets
Buscopan Tablets contain sucrose. Talk to
your doctor before taking this medicine if they
have told you that you cannot tolerate or digest
some sugars.
3. How to take Buscopan Tablets
Always take your medicine exactly as your
doctor or pharmacist has told you. You should
check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are
not sure. Buscopan Tablets should not be
taken continuously for long periods of time.

How much to take
Adults and children over 12 years
The usual dose is two tablets 4 times a day
For Irritable Bowel Syndrome, your doctor
may give you a lower starting dose of one
tablet 3 times a day. This dose may be
increased, if further relief is necessary
Children 6 - 12 years:
The usual dose is one tablet 3 times a day
Buscopan Tablets are not recommended
for children under 6 years.
If you take more Buscopan Tablets than
you should
If you take more Buscopan Tablets than you
should, talk to a doctor or go to a hospital
straight away. Take the medicine pack with
you even if there are no Buscopan Tablets left.

Other side effects
Dry mouth (affects fewer than 1 in 100
people)
Small blisters on hands and feet (affects
fewer than 1 in 100 people)
Increased heart rate (affects fewer than 1 in
100 people)
Being unable to pass water (urine) (affects
fewer than 1 in 1,000 people)
If any of the side effects gets troublesome or
serious, or if you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
5. How to store Buscopan Tablets
Do not take this medicine after the expiry date
which is printed on the packaging. Keep this
medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Store below 30°C. Store in the original
package.

If you forget to take Buscopan Tablets
If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you
remember. However, if it is time for the next
dose, skip the missed dose.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a
forgotten dose.

6. Further information
What Buscopan Tablets contain
Each tablet contains hyoscine butylbromide
10 mg as the active ingredient

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Buscopan Tablets can
cause side effects, although not everybody
gets them. The following side effects may
happen with this medicine.

The other ingredients are: calcium hydrogen
phosphate anhydrous, tartaric acid, colloidal
anhydrous silica, stearic-palmitic acid mixture,
sucrose, talc, acacia, titanium dioxide E171,
macrogol 6,000, carnauba wax, povidone,
soluble starch, white beeswax and dried maize
starch.

Stop taking your medicine and see a doctor
straight away if you notice any of the
following serious side effects - you may
need urgent medical treatment:
Allergic reactions such as skin reactions
e.g. nettle rash, itching (affects fewer than 1
in 100 people), rash, redness of the skin
Severe allergic reactions (anaphylactic
shock) such as difficulty breathing, feeling
faint or dizzy (shock)
Painful red eye with loss of vision

What Buscopan Tablets look like and
contents of the pack
Buscopan Tablets are sugar-coated, round and
white in colour.
Buscopan Tablets are available in blister packs
of 56 tablets
PL 20774/1261

Buscopan Tablets
POM

Manufactured by Delpharm Reims , 10 Rue Du
Colonel Charbonneaux Reims 51100, France
or Istituto De Angeli S.r.l., Loc. Prulli, 103/C,
50066 Reggello (FI), Italy. Procured from
within the EU. Product Licence Holder:
Quadrant Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Bolton,
BL6 4SA. Repackaged by Maxearn Ltd,
Bolton, BL6 4SA.

Taking this medicine
Take your tablets with water
Do not break, crush or chew the tablets

Leaflet revision date 22nd February 2013

Buscopan is a registered trademark of
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co.
KG.
PP2/1261/V1

2. Before you take Buscopan Tablets
Do not take Buscopan Tablets if:
You are allergic (hypersensitive) to
hyoscine butylbromide or any of the other
ingredients (listed in section 6)
You have glaucoma (an eye problem)
You have megacolon (a very enlarged
bowel)
You have something called “myasthenia
gravis” (a very rare muscle weakness
problem)
You are pregnant, likely to get pregnant, or
are breast-feeding
1. What Buscopan Tablets are and what
they are used for
Buscopan Tablets contain a medicine called
“hyoscine butylbromide”. This belongs to a
group of medicines called “antispasmodics”.
Buscopan Tablets are used to relieve cramps
in the muscles of your:
Stomach
Gut (intestine)
Bladder and the tubes that lead to the
outside of your body (urinary system)
It can also be used to relieve the symptoms of
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
In this leaflet:
1. What Buscopan Tablets are and what they
are used for
2. Before you take Buscopan Tablets
3. How to take Buscopan Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Buscopan Tablets
6. Further information
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start taking this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you.
Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
them, even if their symptoms are the same
as yours.
If any of the side effects gets troublesome
or serious, or if you notice any side effects
not listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.

(leaflet continued overleaf)
This includes medicines obtained without a
prescription and herbal medicines. This is
because Buscopan Tablets can affect the way
some other medicines work. Also some other
medicines can affect the way Buscopan
Tablets work.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking or have recently taken any other
medicines.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist straight
away if you have unexplained abdominal pain
which persists or worsens or occurs with:
• fever
• feeling sick
• being sick
• changes in your bowel movements
• abdominal tenderness
• low blood pressure
• feeling faint or,
• blood in your bowel movements
Take special care with Buscopan Tablets
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before
taking your medicine if:
You have a very fast heart rate or other
heart problems
You have a problem with your thyroid gland
such as an overactive thyroid gland
You have difficulty or pain passing water
(urine) such as men with prostate problems
You have constipation
You have a fever
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to
you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before
taking Buscopan Tablets.
Do not take this medicine if any of the above
apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist before taking this
medicine.

Buscopan® Tablets 10mg
(hyoscine butylbromide)
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFPRMATION FOR THE USER

PP2/1261/V1

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