(Buscopan®, Kwells®, Hyoscine )
Available as tablets or capsules.
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Yes - unlicensed
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No - but chewable tablets available
Available as something for placing on your gum?
Available as granules?
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
Available as an injection?
Available as nasal/oral spray?
Safe or appropriate to crush
N/A Licensed formulations are available. Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest it is likely to be safe. Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Consider changing to hyoscine hydrobromide for which other formulations are available.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes - some
Soluble tablet strength
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Chewable tablets - 150micrograms, 300micrograms
Transdermal patch strength
400micrograms/ml, 600micrograms/ml, 20mg/ml
Nasal/oral spray Strength
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Special - oral suspension, oral solution
Are specials or imports available?
On Specials Tariff
300micrograms/5ml, 500micrograms/5ml, 10mg/5ml
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes - Check with specials manufacturer
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Consider using other route of administration if appropriate. Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Buscopan® products for IBS Relief or Intestinal Cramps must be swallowed whole