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(scopolamine) n. an antimuscarinic drug that prevents muscle spasm. Hyoscine butylbromide (Buscopan) is administed by mouth in the treatment of spasm in the digestive system and difficult or painful menstruation. Hyoscine hydrobromide (Joy Rides, Kwells, Scopoderm TTS) is used for preoperative medication and to treat motion sickness. It is administered by mouth, injection, or skin patches. Side-effects of both drugs are rare but can include dry mouth, blurred vision, difficulty in urination, and increased heart rate.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Chemistry.


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