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What's levsin (hyoscyamine)?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Hyoscyamine: Is anticholinergic & antispasmodic agent , which is a racemic component of Atropine with twice the potency of atropine. Is used in gastrointestinal & urinary tract disorders to lower motility of these systems, also used preoperatively to lower secretions & protect the heart during surgery.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Hyoscyamine: Is anticholinergic & antispasmodic agent , which is a racemic component of Atropine with twice the potency of atropine. Is used in gastrointestinal & urinary tract disorders to lower motility of these systems, also used preoperatively to lower secretions & protect the heart during surgery.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Levsin (hyoscyamine): This is hysocyamine and is used for GI motility disorders.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Levsin (hyoscyamine) = Hyosciamine: It is an anticholinergic/antispasmodic smooth muscle relaxant. ; used to treat numerous stomach ; intestinal disorders such as peptic ulcer and irritable bowel syndrome. Also used to control invuluntary bladder contractions (spasms) which can cause urinary incontinence. I use it in children to control urinary frequency ; day-time wetting. Other drs use it to reduce excessive salivation ; sweating.

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What can I do about a hyoscyamine?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
What's your question: Hyoscyamine is a drug that is typically prescribed to relax smooth muscle. Many irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) patients derive some benefit from this medication. What question do you have about this agent?

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