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Active substance(s): HYOSCINE N-BUTYLBROMIDE

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This medicine is available as either of the above names but will be referred to as
Buscopan Tablets throughout the following:
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.
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
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).
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
• You are pregnant, likely to get pregnant, or are breast-feeding
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.
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.
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
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other
medicines. 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.
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
• 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
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.

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.
Taking this medicine
• Take your tablets with water
• Do not break, crush or chew the tablets
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
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.
Like all medicines, Buscopan Tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody
gets them. The following side effects may happen with this medicine:
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
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)
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly
(see details below). By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on
the safety of this medicine.
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• Buscopan Tablets should be protected from light and stored in a dry place below
• 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.
• Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will
help to protect the environment.
• If the tablets become discoloured or show signs of any deterioration, you should seek
the advice of your pharmacist.
What Buscopan Tablets contain
Each white, round, sugar-coated tablet contains 10 mg of hyoscine-N-butylbromide as
the active ingredient.
The tablets also contain the following inactive ingredients:
calcium hydrogen phosphate, dried maize starch, soluble maize starch, colloidal silica,
tartaric acid, stearic/palmitic acid, sucrose, talc, acacia, titanium dioxide (E171),
macrogol, carnauba wax, beeswax and povidone.
Buscopan Tablets are available as packs of 20 tablets.
This medicine is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim Hellas AE, Greece and
procured from within the EU by the Product Licence holder: Delta Pharma (Europe) Ltd,
1 Colonial Way, P.O. Box 233, North Watford, Herts WD24 4EW and repackaged by
O.P.D. Laboratories Ltd, Colonial Way, Watford, Herts, WD2 4PR.

PL No: 17805/0033

Leaflet revision and issue date (Ref.) 12.05.2014.
Buscopan is a registered Trademark of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma KG, Germany.
To request a copy of this leaflet in Braille, large print or audio please call 01923 332 796.

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