Hyoscine

Latest prescription information about Hyoscine. Learn how to pronounce the drug’s name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Generic Name : Hyoscine

Pronunciation : hyo-scine

Therapeutic Classification : Antiemetics

ICD Code : Y43.0

Trade Name(s): 
India- Belloid, Buscopan, Buscopan P, Buscopan S, Hyospan, Hyoswift, Hyscopan, Sms-H, Xspas.
International- Isopto Hyoscine.

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : 
This medication is an anticholinergic agent, prescribed for gastrointestinal disorder and mydriasis.  It dilates the pupil in the eyes.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Hypersensitivity.

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Dosage & When it is to be taken : 
Adults: Tab- 10-20mg 3-5 times daily. Inj: 20mgs several times daily as required.
Children: Tab- Over 6 years, 10-20mg, 3-4 times daily. Inj: Infants & young children: 5mg.

How it should be taken : 
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the large muscle or under the skin.

Warnings and Precautions : 
* IV administration may lead to increased pulse rate, vision disturbances, do not administer via intravenous route.
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of increased eye pressure, heart, lung, liver, or kidney disease, urinary tract or intestinal obstruction, enlarged prostate, ulcer, myasthenia gravis, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause drowsiness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Side Effects : 
Central Nervous System - Dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, headache and memory loss.
Skin - Dry skin, redness, increased sensitivity to light and rash.
Genitourinary - Painful urination and urinary retention.
Eye - Photophobia, pupil dilation, increased eye pressure, eye irritation and blurred vision.

Other Precautions : 
* Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 
Store it at room temperature.