Buscopan: Relief for Digestive Discomfort

Buscopan products provide relief for digestive discomfort conditions. Browse through a selection of relief products for common conditions including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), abdominal pain and cramps. Products are fast acting to provide targeted relief, while also being gentle on the stomach. The active ingredient in Buscopan’s products, Hyoscine Butylbromide, is listed in the World Health Organisation’s list of essential medicines....

What causes Stomach Cramps?

  • Stomach cramps and aches are common, with the majority of stomach aches are not anything serious and will go away after a few days. Often, leading causes of stomach cramps for most people include:
  • Flatulence (trapped wind)
  • Indigestion 
  • Constipation 
  • Stomach bug or food poisoning 

A pharmacist can help you find the right treatment to relieve your aches. One of these possible treatments is called Buscopan.

How does Buscopan work?

Buscopan works to relieve pains caused by stomach cramps  by helping your digestive system and bladder relax. It reduces the contractions of the muscle in the walls of the stomach, bowel and bladder to cause this relaxation.It works quickly, easing cramps within 15 minutes.  Buscopan helps to treat pains caused by stomach cramps, but does not cure them.

Do not take Buscopan for longer than 2 weeks unless your doctor has stated otherwise. 

If you have a sudden or severe stomach ache or severe pain, you must call 999 or visit A&E. For stomach aches that are persistent, you should visit your GP. 

Find a range of Buscopan products below.