Buscopan Dosage/Direction for Use





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Dosage/Direction for Use
Sugar-coated tab: Always take the medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor or pharmacist. Check with the doctor or pharmacist if not sure. BUSCOPAN Tablets should not be taken continuously for long periods of time.
Taking this medicine: Take the 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, the doctor may give 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 the patient has forgotten to take BUSCOPAN Tablets: If a dose has been forgotten, take it as soon as remembered. 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.
Inj: Adults: One ampoule (20 mg) intramuscularly or intravenously, repeated after half an hour if necessary. Intravenous injection should be performed 'slowly' (in rare cases a marked drop in blood pressure and even shock may be produced by Buscopan). When used in endoscopy this dose may need to be repeated more frequently.
Maximum daily dose of 100 mg.
Special populations: Elderly: No specific information on the use of this product in the elderly is available. Clinical trials have included patients over 65 years and no adverse reactions specific to this age group have been reported.
Paediatric population: Not recommended for children.
Buscopan Ampoules should not be taken on a continuous daily basis or for extended periods without investigating the cause of abdominal pain.
Diluent: Buscopan injection solution may be diluted with dextrose or with sodium chloride 0.9% injection solutions.
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