BUSCOPAN is used For the treatment of mild to moderately severe spasms of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as for the treatment of spasmodic abdominal pain in irritable bowel syndrome.
Buscopan tablets 10mg are used to relieve painful and colicky muscle spasm in the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach, intestines and bowels; the urinary tract and biliary tract, including the bile duct and the cystic duct, which connects the bile duct and the gall bladder. These tracts contain smooth muscle in their walls and they normally contract in smooth waves called peristalsis to move food through the gastrointestinal tract, bile from the bile duct into the upper intestines (duodenum) and urine from the kidneys into the bladder. When the muscles contract abnormally they cause spasm, which can be very painful. Buscopan tablets 10mg are used for muscle spasm causing abdominal pain and cramps associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); muscle spasm of the bladder due to several causes, including urinary tract infection and cyctitis; also muscle spasm of the bile duct often associated with blockage due to gall stones, which can cause pain and other symptoms including nausea and vomiting.
Buscopan tablets 10mg contain the active ingredient hyoscine, an antispasmodic drug used to relieve muscle spasm in the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach, intestines and bowels; urinary tract, and biliary tract, including the bile duct and the cystic duct which connects the bile duct and the gall bladder. These tracts contain smooth muscle in their walls and control of smooth muscle contraction is involuntarily being controlled by the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is a chemical that sends messages to nerve cells stimulating smooth muscle to contract. Spasm results when muscle contraction is spasmodic and uncontrolled. Hyoscine in Buscopan tablets 10mg has anticholinergic activity and binds to muscarinic receptors on the smooth muscle cells, blocking the binding of acetylcholine to the same receptors. This causes smooth muscle to relax, which relieves muscle spasm