Hyoscine

(Buscopan®, Kwells®, Hyoscine )

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
No
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No - but chewable tablets available
Available as something for placing on your gum?
No
Available as granules?
No
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
Yes
Available as an injection?
Yes
Available as nasal/oral spray?
No
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+
Generic name
Hyoscine
Usual formulation brand names
Buscopan®, Kwells®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes - some
Modified release
No
Film coated
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
Yes
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Chewable tablets - 150micrograms, 300micrograms
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
1.5mg
Injection strength
400micrograms/ml, 600micrograms/ml, 20mg/ml
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
No
Are specials or imports available?
Yes - oral suspension, oral solution
Liquid strengths
n/a
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Check with specials manufacturer
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
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.
Notes
Buscopan® products for IBS Relief or Intestinal Cramps must be swallowed whole