Hyoscine - Oral

Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Hyoscine is used to relieve muscle cramps in the stomach, bowels or bladder.

It may also be used to relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (condition that affects the large bowel).

This medicine may be used to treat other conditions as decided by your doctor.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Hyoscine exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

You may take this medicine with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day.

If you are taking the tablet, swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water. Do not divide, chew or crush the tablet.

You may stop taking Hyoscine when you have no more muscle cramps.
What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • increased pressure in the eye
  • enlarged bowel
  • myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness disorder)
as Hyoscine may not be suitable for you.
What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • heart disease e.g. fast or irregular heartbeat, heart failure, high blood pressure
  • thyroid problems e.g. overactive thyroid
  • stomach problems e.g. stomach obstruction, inflammation of the bowels
  • bladder obstruction e.g. enlarged prostate
  • fever
  • liver disease
  • kidney disease
  • fits or seizures
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving Hyoscine to a child or elderly person. Children and elderly people may be more sensitive to the side effects.
What side effects could I experience?
Hyoscine may cause drowsiness, tiredness or blurred vision. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert or need to see clearly.

This medicine may cause any of the following side effects: constipation, dry mouth, difficulty or painful urination, and rashes.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:
  • difficulty in breathing
  • irregular heartbeat
  • painful red eye with loss of vision
  • persistent or worsening stomach pain
  • changes in bowel movement
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I take this with other medicines?
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
  • medicines for depression e.g. doxepin
  • medicines for allergies e.g. loratadine
  • medicines for nausea and vomiting e.g. metoclopramide
  • medicines for mood disorders e.g. haloperidol, fluphenazine
  • medicines for breathing problems e.g. tiotropium, ipratropium
  • medicines for Parkinson’s disease (a brain disease that affects movement) e.g. amantadine
  • medicines for heart disease e.g. quinidine, disopyramide
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Hyoscine.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool dry place away from reach of children.

Keep tablets in their original package to protect from light.

Medicines must not be kept past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Hyoscine - Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2021 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com
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