- ABDOMINAL PAIN
- IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
- DIET & LIFESTYLE
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Buscopan® IBS Relief and Buscopan® Cramps both start to work within 15 minutes of taking the first dose of tablets.
Buscopan® IBS Relief & Buscopan® Cramps can be taken every time you have abdominal cramps, pain and discomfort. It's gentle action on the stomach means you can take at the first signs, to avoid the pain getting worse, and even when you have a mild flare up. Buscopan® IBS Relief must only be taken if you have been diagnosed with IBS by a doctor. Both products should not be taken on a continuous daily basis or for extended periods of time without investigating the cause of abdominal pain.
Buscopan® IBS Relief: It is recommended to start with 1 tablet 3 times a day. If you find that more relief is needed then this can be increased to a maximum dose of 2 tablets up to 4 times a day. The dosage can be adjusted depending on whether you’re having a mild or severe flare up. This helps you take control of your IBS symptoms. Not suitable for children under 12.
Buscopan® Cramps: It is recommended that you take 2 tablets initially up to 4 times a day. For children 6-12 years of age we recommend 1 tablet up to 3 times per day. Not suitable for children under 6.
Buscopan® has been available for over 60 years and there is no evidence to suggest that it becomes less effective if taken regularly over long periods of time. Both products should not be taken on a continuous daily basis or for extended periods of time without investigating the cause of abdominal pain. If symptoms get worse or do not improve after two weeks, medical advice should be sought.
Whilst they both contain the same active ingredient, hyoscine butylbromide, Buscopan® IBS Relief is for medically confirmed IBS and has a variable dose to allow for mild to severe flare ups. Buscopan® Cramps is for general abdominal cramps, it has a fixed dose and is only available from behind the pharmacy counter.
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