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Has anyone ever taken levsin (hyoscyamine) or heard for colitis?

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Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
General Surgery 38 years experience
Used for spasm: Levsin, (hyoscyamine) a form of hyoscamine, is used to treat bowel spasm and also diarrhea related to excessive bowel peristalsis. Caution is advised in the use of the medication for crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Drs. right: It is an antispasmodic. It offers symptom relief, but does nothing for the GI inflammation. You must be on drugs to control this. Also, its side effects are plentiful, since it anti-cholinergic: can worsen glaucoma, can cause urinary retention, contstipation, and dry mouth.

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