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Buscopan (Hyoscine Butylbromide)and/or alternatives
Buscopan 10mg from $0.27 USD/tabletBuscopan 10mg
Manufactured by: Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomOTCNo Prescription Required
General Information on Buscopan
Buscopan is used for relieving muscle cramps in the stomach, gut, intestines, bladder and urinary tract. Sometimes, it can also be used for relieving IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms.
Buscopan contains Hyoscine Burylbromide, which belongs to the class of antispasmodics. It works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of stomach, bowel, intestines, bile duct, and the urinary tract. It blocks the receptors of muscle cells so that acetylcholine cannot work on the muscles. In this way, the muscles are relaxed, and painful cramps and spasms are reduced.
Buscopan is available in the form of oral tablets.
Side effects of Buscopan
Patients suffering from myasthenia gravis, megacolon, dilated or abnormally large intestine, closed angle glaucoma, fructose intolerance, sucrase isomaltase insufficiency, or glucose galactose malabsorption should not take Buscopan, as severe side effects may occur. Patients with tachycardia, heart failure, an overactive thyroid, enlarged prostate gland, or blockage in the intestines should also use this drug with caution. Your doctor may need to take some special tests before recommending you to buy Buscopan.
Buscopan is not meant to be used by children below 6 years of age. Elderly patients are also at increased risks of suffering from the serious side effects of the drug.
Some common side effects of Buscopan include dry mouth, increased heart rate, decreased sweating, and inability to urinate. These are temporary side effects of the drug and subside on their own as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, you should inform your doctor at once if any of these symptoms become intolerable.
In some cases, Buscopan may also lead to anaphylactic reactions, painful eye redness, or loss of vision. Seek medical help immediately if you have any of these symptoms.
Some hypersensitive patients can develop an allergic reaction after taking Buscopan. Symptoms of such a condition include hives, severe dizziness, facial swelling, or difficulty breathing. In such a case, discontinue using Buscopan immediately and seek medical attention.
Dosage of Buscopan
Patients over 12 years of age are usually asked to take two Buscopan 10mg tablets 4 times a day. In order to treat IBS, your doctor may initially ask you to take one tablet 3 times a day and increase the dose if necessary.
Children between 6 to 12 years of age are recommended to take one Buscopan 10mg tablet 3 times a day. Dosage adjustments can be made depending on the patient’s age and the condition that needs to be treated.
You will have to take Buscopan tablets with water, without breaking, crushing or chewing them. Try to take the tablets at almost the same time each day. If you have forgotten to take a dose and it is almost time for the next dose, it would be better to continue with the dose schedule. You must not take two doses in order to make up for the missed dose.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.