Hyoscine


Generic Medicine Info
Contraindications
Myasthenia gravis, narrow-angle glaucoma, tachycardia, megacolon; hypersensitivity.
Special Precautions
Patient with angina, cardiac failure, (including those who are undergoing cardiac surgery), coronary artery disease, hypertension, open angle glaucoma, pyrexia, thyrotoxicosis; pyloric, intestinal or urinary bladder neck obstruction, paralytic ileus, gastrointestinal tract stenoic lesions, prostatic hypertrophy, urinary retention; history of seizure or psychosis. Renal or hepatic impairment. Children. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling This drug may cause drowsiness, disorientation, confusion, or blurred vision, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery. Remove transdermal hyoscine before medical scan. Monitoring Parameters Monitor heart rate, urinary output, body temperature, and intraocular pressure.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Tachyarrhythmias, hypotension, increased intra-ocular pressure, drowsiness, confusional states, visual hallucinations, blurred vision, eye pain, idiosyncratic reactions (e.g. agitation, delusion, acute toxic psychosis), epileptic seizures. Nervous system disorders: Dizziness, headache, equilibrium disturbance, excitement, ataxia, hallucinations, behavioural abnormalities, acute toxic psychosis, agitation, confusion, paranoia, rambling speech, fatigue, migraine, irritability, amnesia, restlessness, sedation. Cardiac disorders: Bradycardia. Gastrointestinal disorders: Nausea, vomiting, hypersalivation, diarrhoea, dry mouth, abdominal cramps, constipation, oesophageal ulceration. General disorders and administration site conditions: Hyperpyrexia. Eye disorders: Mydriasis, cycloplegia, eye pruritus. Musculoskeletal: Muscle weakness. Renal and urinary disorders: Urinary retention, dysuria. Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Flushing, sweating, dry skin, rash, erythema, pruritus, skin burns, contact dermatitis (transdermal).
Potentially Fatal: Anaphylaxis, shock.
Drug Interactions
May decrease the absorption of oral medicines due to decreased gastric motility and delayed gastric emptying. The sedative effect of hyoscine may be enhanced by other CNS depressants. Other drugs with anticholinergic properties (e.g. amantadine, antihistamines) may enhance the effects of hyoscine.
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