Buscopan contraindications and warnings


The following provides information on contraindications to the use of butylscopolamine in general, in pregnancy & amp; Breastfeeding and children. Please note that the contraindications may vary depending on the dosage form of a drug (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).

When may butylscopolamine not be used?

Butylscopolamine must not be used with

  • Hypersensitivity to the active substance
  • Narrowing of the gastrointestinal tract or diseased dilation of the large intestine (megacolon)
  • a narrowing of the urethra, for example in prostate cancer or a benign prostate enlargement
  • Narrow-angle glaucoma, a form of green star where the angle of the eye chamber is narrowed
  • accelerated heartbeat or arrhythmia
  • the muscle weakness Myasthenia gravis.

What should you watch out for during pregnancy and lactation?

There is insufficient experience of taking Butylscopolamine during pregnancy. Whether the drug reaches the embryo via the cake is unknown. Therefore, pregnant women should take the drug or inject it only if the treating physician considers it necessary.

During lactation, butylscopolamine should not be taken as it inhibits milk production. It also gets into breast milk and can cause side effects in the baby.

What should be considered in children?

For children under the age of six, there is too little experience with butylscopolamine or the corresponding salt butylscopolaminium bromide. Therefore the active ingredient should not be used on them.

Warnings and Precautions

  • Injections with the drug are only allowed by a doctor, especially with heart problems must be injected with great caution.
  • If eye redness or loss of vision occurs during treatment with the medication, consult an ophthalmologist.
  • Side effects of the drug, such as tiredness, dizziness or blurred vision, may affect the ability to drive and use machines.

Sometimes medications release allergic reactions.
If you notice any signs of allergic reaction, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.