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Hyoscine-N-Butyl Bromide (Buscopan) Causing Uterine Hypercontractility Following An Abruption

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Mr David D’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 D’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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