Buscopan 10mg Coated Tablets are tablets that contain ‘hyoscine butylbromide’.
They belong to a group of medicines called ‘anti-spasmodics’.
This medicine is used to relieve abdominal cramps which cause pain and discomfort associated with your digestive tract, and in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
It works by relaxing the cramping muscles of your stomach and bowel.
What are abdominal cramps? Abdominal cramps (or spasms) are due to the sudden, irregular tightening up of muscles in the wall of your stomach or bowel.
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a group of symptoms that can include abdominal pain, cramps, spasms, bloating, and a change in bowel habit (diarrhoea or constipation). These symptoms may come and go over a period of time and you may not have all these symptoms.
You can use Buscopan 10mg Coated Tablets to help relieve the pain of the cramping spasm but it is important to see a doctor to then have a diagnosis of IBS confirmed.
While the precise cause of abdominal cramps and IBS is unknown, the muscles of the stomach and bowel appear to be very sensitive to things like:
• Stress, eating and drinking habits
• Food allergies or intolerances
• Stimulants such as coffee
• Hormonal factors These things can trigger painful abdominal cramps or spasms if you have a sensitive bowel. You may also feel bloated, with excess wind and abdominal discomfort.