Buscopan Special Precautions





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Special Precautions
Sugar-coated tab: Check with the doctor or pharmacist before taking the medicine if: The patient has a very fast heart rate or other heart problems.
The patient has a problem with the thyroid gland such as an overactive thyroid gland.
The patient has difficulty or pain passing water (urine) such as men with prostate problems.
The patient has constipation.
The patient has a fever.
If not sure if any of the above apply to the patient, talk to the doctor or pharmacist before taking BUSCOPAN Tablets.
Check with the doctor or pharmacist straight away if with unexplained abdominal pain which persists or worsens or occurs with: fever; feeling sick; being sick; changes in the bowel movements; abdominal tenderness; low blood pressure; feeling faint or; blood in the bowel movements.
Important information about some of the ingredients of BUSCOPAN Tablets: BUSCOPAN Tablets contain sucrose. Talk to the doctor before taking this medicine if they have told that the patient cannot tolerate or digest some sugars.
Driving and using machines: Some people may have sight problems while taking this medicine. If this happens, wait until the sight returns to normal before driving or using any tools or machines.
Inj: In case of severe, unexplained abdominal pain persists or worsens, or occurs together with symptoms like fever, nausea, vomiting, changes in bowel movements, abdominal tenderness, decreased blood pressure, fainting or blood in stool, appropriate diagnostic measures are needed to investigate the etiology of the symptoms.
Buscopan Ampoules can cause tachycardia, hypotension and anaphylaxis, therefore use with caution in patients with cardiac conditions such as cardiac failure, coronary heart disease, cardiac arrhythmia or hypertension, and in cardiac surgery. Monitoring of these patients is advised. Emergency equipment and personnel trained in its use must be readily available.
Because of the possibility that anticholinergics may reduce sweating, Buscopan should be administered with caution to patients with pyrexia.
Elevation of intraocular pressure may be produced by the administration of anticholinergic agents in patients with undiagnosed and therefore untreated narrow-angle glaucoma. Therefore, patients should seek urgent ophthalmological advice in case they should develop a painful, red eye with loss of vision after the injection of Buscopan.
After parenteral administration of Buscopan, cases of anaphylaxis including episodes of shock have been observed. As with all drugs causing such reactions, patients receiving Buscopan by injection should be kept under observation.
Effects on ability to drive and use machines: No studies on the effects on the ability to drive and use machines have been performed. However, patients should be advised that they may experience undesirable effects such as accommodation disorder or dizziness during treatment with Buscopan. Therefore, caution should be recommended when driving a car or operating machinery. If patients experience accommodation disorder or dizziness, they should avoid potentially hazardous tasks such as driving or operating machinery.
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