Buscopan IBS Relief tablets help to ease symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, such as stomach cramps and discomfort. Take just one tablet three times a day to ease your discomfort during flare-ups, helping you to feel more comfortable. What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, also known as IBS, is a common condition which affects your digestive system. When you have IBS, you may experience flare-ups when you eat certain foods and drinks, causing symptoms such as stomach cramps, bloating, constipation, and diarrhoea. Some of the most common causes of IBS flare-ups include:
Stimulants such as caffeine
Your eating and drinking habits
Being intolerant or allergic to some foods
Hormonal factors, e.g. your menstrual cycle, pregnancy, puberty, etc.
How will Buscopan IBS Relief tablets help to ease my IBS?
Buscopan IBS Relief tablets contain an active ingredient called hyoscine butylbromide, which is a type of medication called antispasmodics. This means it eases your IBS symptoms by relaxing the muscles in your bowel, easing cramps and stomach pain effectively.
Can I take these tablets if I’m pregnant?
You should not take Buscopan IBS Relief tablets if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you’re suffering from IBS at this time, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist to recommend a more suitable treatment for you.
Can I drive after taking these tablets?
You may experience blurred vision after taking Buscopan IBS Relief. If this happens to you, do not attempt to drive or use tools or machinery until your vision has returned to normal and you are absolutely certain that you are safe to do so.
Can I take these tablets if I’m taking other medication?
If you’re taking any other medication, including those you obtained without a prescription, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking these tablets. This especially applies if you are already taking:
Antihistamines, which are used to treat hay fever and allergies
Tetracyclic or tricyclic antidepressants
Antipsychotic medicines, e.g. butyrophenones, phenothiazines
Dopamine antagonists, which are used to treat sickness and vomiting, e.g. metoclopramide
Beta 2 adrenergic medicines, e.g. salbutamol inhalers for asthma
Quinidine or disopyramide, which is used to control your heartbeat
Amantadine, which is used for Parkinson’s disease and the flu
Anticholinergic medicines, which are used to treat breathing problems, e.g. tiotropium, ipratropium, and atropine-like medicines
What is the recommended dosage of these tablets?
The recommended dosage of Buscopan IBS tablets is one tablet 3 times a day. If you need to, you can increase your dose to a maximum of 2 tablets 4 times a day but do not take more than 8 tablets in any 24-hour period. Swallow tablets whole with a sip of water.
When should these tablets not be used?
Buscopan IBS Relief tablets are not suitable for children under the age of 12. Do not use this product if you are allergic to hyoscine butylbromide or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not take these tablets if you:
Are intolerant to some sugars, as these tablets contain sucrose
Have myasthenia gravis
Have a blockage of the bowel, or you suspect that you have this
Have a condition where the bowel is blocked and doesn’t work properly, e.g. paralytic or obstructive ileus
Have a very enlarged bowel (megacolon)
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you:
Are over 40 years old and it has been some time since your last IBS attack, or your symptoms are different this time
Have recently passed blood from your bowel
Have severe constipation
Are feeling sick or being sick
Have lost your appetite or have lost weight
Have difficulty or pain when passing water
Have a fever
Have recently travelled abroad
Have a very fast heart rate or other heart problems
Have been treated by your doctor for a severe sweating problem
Do Buscopan IBS Relief tablets have any side effects?
Like all medications, Buscopan IBS Relief tablets can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. If you experience any of the following side effects, stop using and speak to your doctor immediately:
Skin reactions, e.g. urticaria, pruritis
Increased heart rate (tachycardia)
Problems emptying the bladder
Severe allergic reaction showing symptoms such as difficulty breathing, loss of consciousness, swelling of the face, mouth, throat, etc., and itchy rash which spreads all over the body
Difficult or laboured breathing (dyspnoea)
Allergic reaction, e.g. skin rash, patchy red skin
Painful red eye with loss of vision (glaucoma)
Other side effects you may experience include:
Outbreaks of sweat and dryness on your skin (dyshidrosis)
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.