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A 37-year-old male asked:

does the medication levsin (hyoscyamine) have any use or efficacy in treating tracheal bronchial secretions, and hyper mucus production in palliative care for cood?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Commonly used to dry secretions if needed in end of life care.

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