About Buscopan

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About Buscopan

Butylscopolamine is used in convulsions of the stomach, intestines, biliary tract, urinary tract and uterus. In intestinal disorders, the drug helps especially in convulsive abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome. Doctors also use butylscopolamine in gastric and colonoscopy to facilitate the examination. Furthermore, the drug is used to facilitate the opening of the birth pathways during childbirth

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Relieve spasms of the urinary and biliary tracts
  • Release cramps in the uterus
  • Relieve spasms of the digestive organs
  • Alleviate Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Facilitating gastric and colonoscopy
  • Open Birth Trails

So Butylscopolamine works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of butylscopolamine.
Please also read the information on the drug group muscarinic receptor antagonists,
to which the active ingredient butylscopolamine belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance butyl scopolamine

Butylscopolamine is used in convulsions of the stomach, intestines, biliary tract, urinary tract and uterus. In intestinal disorders, the drug helps especially in convulsive abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome. Doctors also use butylscopolamine in gastric and colonoscopy to facilitate the examination. Furthermore, the drug is used to facilitate the opening of the birth pathways during childbirth

For the following applications of Butylscopolamine , in-depth information is available:

  • menstrual pain
  • Biliary discomfort and stones
  • birth

Mode of action of butylscopolamine

Butylscopolamine belongs to the drug group of muscarinic receptor antagonists. So far, it is used exclusively in the form of a salt as Butylscopolaminium bromide, a so-called quaternary ammonium compound, for use.

Butylscopolamine acts on nerve endings that are excited by the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. The active ingredient displaces the acetylcholine from the corresponding receiving sites (cholinoceptors, muscarinic receptors) at the end of the nerve fibers. The transmission of impulses from a nerve cell to an organ is thus made difficult or completely blocked.

Since cholinoceptors are distributed throughout the body, butylscopolamine is very different. It relaxes the muscles of the stomach, intestines, urinary tract and genitals. The production of bronchial fluid, saliva and sweat as well as in high doses the secretion of gastric acid are inhibited. In addition, butylscopolamine paralyzes the muscles of the eye lens, which allows the sharp vision (accommodation).

When ingested (ie not injected into the bloodstream), butylscopolamine is absorbed only to a minor extent in the body. Due to local effects it develops its effects almost exclusively in the digestive canal.

Potential Buscopan side effects may include:

Effect
Percentage
15%
7%

Buscopan used to treat the following diseases:

Disease
Percentage
46%
  1. Bruce M. Acosta says:
    2.0 rating

    Buscopan for Hurt

    The drug was good. I took 2X2 tablets daily. I had no side effects.

    Side effects: No side effects