Clinical Case Database / Category: Patient Management
Hyoscine-N-Butyl Bromide (Buscopan) Causing Uterine Hypercontractility Following An Abruption
Mr David Dâ€™Souza, MB, ChB (Birm), MRCOG, Dr Oliver Meller-Herbert, BSc(Hons), MSc, MB ChB, Victoria Hough, BSc (hons), MSc, PhD, MBChB, DRCOG
Foundation Years Journal, volume 8, issue 7, p.12 (123Doc Education, London, July 2014)
Uterine hyperstimulation is a potentially serious complication of labour induction, but may also occur as a side-effect of other medications not used for this purpose. We present a case of uterine hyperstimulation as a proposed consequence of Hyoscine-N-Butyl Bromide (Buscopan) use for ureteric colic in a 32-year-old pregnant patient.
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Mr David Dâ€™Souza, MB, ChB (Birm), MRCOG
Consultant and Honorary Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology,
South Warwickshire Foundation Trust,
Lakin Road, Warwick, CV34 5BW
Dr Oliver Meller-Herbert, BSc(Hons), MSc, MB ChB
Foundation Year 1 Doctor,
Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals
Victoria Hough, BSc (hons), MSc, PhD, MBChB, DRCOG
GP Registrar, City Walls Medical Centre, St Martins Way, Chester, CH1 2NR
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