Palliative care ICD11 code: QC7A
Parenteral > General injections > unspecified: 20 mg per mL injection
EML status history
Adolescents and adults
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
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Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
Following a review of medicines for palliative care by the Expert Committee in 2013, hyoscine butylbromide was added to the core list of the EML for management or respiratory secretions in patients receiving palliative care. Although the evidence for the benefit to the patient of the use of antimuscarinic agents in prevention of accumulation of respiratory tract secretions during the dying phase was acknowledged as weak by the Expert Committee, the inclusion of hyoscine butylbromide (which, in contrast to the hydrobromide included for children, does not cross the blood-brain barrier) was supported.