Hyoscine - Drug Information

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General Information on Hyoscine

Generic Name : Hyoscine

Pronunciation : hyo-scine

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.
ICD Code : Y43.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiemetics

Why is Hyoscine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an anticholinergic agent, prescribed for gastrointestinal disorder and mydriasis.  It dilates the pupil in the eyes.

When should Hyoscine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Hyoscine?

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 should Hyoscine 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.

What are the warnings and precautions for Hyoscine?

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.

What are the side effects of Hyoscine?

   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.

What are the other precautions for Hyoscine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Hyoscine?

Store it at room temperature.

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