What's The Nursing Consideration Of Buscopan?


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There are a number of considerations to keep in mind when taking Buscopan, or administering it to another. Firstly, those taking Buscopan should not exceed the dose stated on the packaging of the product or recommended by a doctor. Exceeding the dose will not intensify or accelerate the effect of the Buscopan, and could result in negative side-effects including vomiting and fatigue.

In addition, Buscopan tablets should not be chewed. Instead, the Buscopan tablets should be swallowed whole. Liquid such as water can be taken with Buscopan to aid in swallowing.

Moreover, if you are pregnant or could become pregnant whilst taking Buscopan, you should consult your doctor before taking this medication.

  • What is Buscopan?

Buscopan is a tablet which contains Hyoscine Butylbromide, which is clinically proven to provide effective relief from pain caused by stomach or abdominal cramps. Rather than acting as a painkiller, Buscopan actually prevents the muscles in the stomach and abdomen from going into spasm, and therefore prevents the pain associated with muscle spasm.

  • What can Buscopan be used for?

Buscopan can be taken to provide relief from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, menstrual cramping and pain, and muscle spasms in the stomach or abdomen. However, if Buscopan is taken for pain in the stomach or abdomen, it is recommended that you see your medical practitioner as soon as possible if the cramping persists for more than four hours at a time.

  • What causes cramping in the stomach or abdomen?

A number of factors can cause cramping in these areas of the body, and in the majority of cases, muscle cramping is not caused by a serious health issue. Stress can trigger stomach cramps, as can eating spicy or fatty foods. Irritable Bowel Syndrome can also be responsible for cramp-like sensations in the area near the stomach.

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