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Does anyone get much relief from the muscle relaxant buscopan for ibs? I took it for a few days and didnt find any difference, maybe it takes a while to kick in, would like to hear from you if you find it effective.It may be only available in the UKSam.
 

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We have it in Australia too. I use it on an as-needed basis and find it noticeably eases the cramps. FYI Active ingredient 10mg hyosine-N-butylbromide for those that aren't familiar with the brand Buscopan.Pain-predominant symptomsMedications that relieve abdominal cramping should be used �as-needed�, rather than on a regular basis. These medications may also be used preventively when pain is predicted, such as after large meals. Prescription and over-the-counter products that help alleviate the pain associated with IBS include peppermint oil (Mintec), hyoscine butylbromide (Buscopan), hyoscyamine (Atrobel, Donnatab), dicyclomine (Merbentyl) and mebeverine (Colese, Colofac). http://www.mydr.com.au/default.asp?article=2888 The recommended dose for adults and children over 6 years of age is two tablets four times a day (taken about every 4-6 hours).Tablets should be swallowed whole with a little fluid.Ask your doctor or pharmacist for further information if they have advised you to take a different dose.Do not take Buscopan for longer than 2-3 days at a time except on the recommendation of a doctor. http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/consumers/cmi/b/buscopan.htm
 

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We have it in Australia too. I use it on an as-needed basis and find it noticeably eases the cramps. FYI Active ingredient 10mg hyosine-N-butylbromide for those that aren't familiar with the brand Buscopan.Pain-predominant symptomsMedications that relieve abdominal cramping should be used �as-needed�, rather than on a regular basis. These medications may also be used preventively when pain is predicted, such as after large meals. Prescription and over-the-counter products that help alleviate the pain associated with IBS include peppermint oil (Mintec), hyoscine butylbromide (Buscopan), hyoscyamine (Atrobel, Donnatab), dicyclomine (Merbentyl) and mebeverine (Colese, Colofac). http://www.mydr.com.au/default.asp?article=2888 The recommended dose for adults and children over 6 years of age is two tablets four times a day (taken about every 4-6 hours).Tablets should be swallowed whole with a little fluid.Ask your doctor or pharmacist for further information if they have advised you to take a different dose.Do not take Buscopan for longer than 2-3 days at a time except on the recommendation of a doctor. http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/consumers/cmi/b/buscopan.htm
 
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