Like all medicines, Buscolysin can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
- Rare: dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, constipation, difficulty urinating, urinary retention, visual disturbances, dilation of the pupils, increased intraocular pressure, suppression of lacrimal gland secretion; tachycardia (rapid heartbeat), increase in blood pressure.
- Rarely, allergic reactions (hypersensitivity) such as itching, rash, urticaria and very rarely – more severe, with episodes of difficulty breathing and anaphylactic shock. Reduced sweating, dizziness, headache, nervousness, weakness, ataxia (impaired coordination) are sometimes observed.
- In rare cases, agitation, insomnia, anxiety, hallucinations are possible (especially in children and elderly patients).
- If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not take:
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active substance or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine;
- if you have glaucoma (increased intraocular pressure);
- if you have myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness);
- if you have a megacolon (enlargement and thickening of the colon wall).
Take special care:
Before starting treatment with Buscolysin, consult your doctor if you have:
Heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism (lung disease), lung disease, severe liver or kidney disease, epilepsy (seizures), diabetic neuropathy, evidence of intestinal obstruction (ileus), mechanical obstruction of the bowel. tract, pyloric narrowing, gastroesophageal reflux disease (a condition in which acidic stomach contents return to the esophagus), achalasia (impaired esophageal motility), gastric ulcer, moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (severe inflammation of the esophagus). colon), enlargement of the prostate with urinary retention. Due to the suppression of sweating, it should be used with caution at elevated temperatures.
Buscolysin may cause glaucoma (increased intraocular pressure). In case of eye pain and visual disturbances after administration of Buscolysin, a consultation with an ophthalmologist is required.
Buscolysin should be used with caution in individuals with xerostomia (dry mouth due to decreased or no salivary secretion), dry rhinitis (chronic inflammation of the nose with little or no secretion).
Taking other medicines
Please talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. This includes plant products.
The effect of the medicine may change if you take:
Medicines to treat Parkinson’s disease, quinidine (antiarrhythmic), digoxin (cardiac glycoside), tri- and four-cycle antidepressants (medicines used to treat depression), antipsychotics (used to treat psychosis) , antihistamines, beta-blockers (eg medicines used to treat bronchial asthma, such as clenbuterol, salbutamol, etc.), ketoconazole (a medicine used to treat fungal infections), metoclopramide (used for vomiting), corticosteroids (hormones) , antacids (antacids), citrates.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
The use of the drug during pregnancy is not recommended, especially during the first 3 months. If you are pregnant, treatment with Buscolysin should only be carried out under medical supervision.
If you are breast-feeding, treatment with Buscolysin is not recommended because some of the product is excreted in breast milk and may also reduce milk secretion due to suppression of exocrine glands.
Driving and using machines
Buscolysin may cause temporary visual disturbances with difficulty seeing at close range. Refrain from driving until your vision returns to normal.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Buscolysin
Buscolysin contains lactose and sucrose as excipients. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
The medicinal product contains the coloring agent E110, which may cause allergic reactions.
Store in the original package, in a dry and protected from light place, at a temperature below 25 ° С.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use Buscolysin after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
If you forget to take Buscolysin
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, take it as usual, skipping the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.