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Antispasmodic (Overview)

An antispasmodic (synonym: spasmolytic) is a drug or a herb that suppresses muscle spasms.


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What are natural antispasmodics?

What are natural antispasmodics?

Let's not confuse...: "natural" and "safe." belladonna has been used for its antispasmodic effects for thousands of years, but it is more dangerous and has more severe side effects than pharmaceutical agents in use today. ...Read more

Antispasmodic (Overview)

An antispasmodic (synonym: spasmolytic) is a drug or a herb that suppresses muscle spasms.


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I can't take Antispasmodic drugs for side effects. Can I take loperamide for mild IBS-D?

I can't take Antispasmodic drugs for side effects. Can I take loperamide for mild IBS-D?

Maybe: IBS is caused by a dysregulation of intestinal motility, but we don't know why it effects someone with diarrhea and someone else with constipation. The problem with using loperamide is that it can intentionally slow intestinal motility and you may morph from IBS-D to alternating diarrhea and constipation. ...Read more

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Where I can find a list of antispasmodic medications?

Where I can find a list of antispasmodic medications?

Many websites: Thre are many websites that can give you the answe. Global rph, epocrates are two that can be helpful. ...Read more

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What are natural antispasmodics?

Let's not confuse...: "natural" and "safe." belladonna has been used for its antispasmodic effects for thousands of years, but it is more dangerous and has more severe side effects than pharmaceutical agents in use today. ...Read more

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Is an antispasmodic addictive?

Is an antispasmodic addictive?

Maybe: Lomotil, (diphenoxylat and atropine) an often used antispasmodic, has an opioid component. All opioids have addictive potential. ...Read more

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How can you treat palpitation caused by antispasmodic medications?

How can you treat palpitation caused by antispasmodic medications?

Stop the medicine: Well that's a pretty simple answer but we avoid giving medictions to prevent the heart from skipping as the medicines themselves have side effects that can be serious. So the best answer here is the obvious one. ...Read more

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What is urinary tract antispasmodic?

What is urinary tract antispasmodic?

Controls bladde urge: Urinary antispasmodics are medications or supplements that control bladder spasms, which may occur due to bladder irritation caused by multiple of things, one of which can be an infection. ...Read more

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What are some herbal antispasmodic treatments?

See below: Peppermint oil has been traditionally used as an antispasmodic, and a review of studies on the topic found that it "could be efficacious for symptom relief in ibs" (as an antispasmodic) although more carefully controlled studies are needed. Bamboo shoots have been used for gastrointestinal and antispasmodic symptoms. ...Read more

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Is an antispasmodic medication right for me I ibs?

Perhaps: Not all ibs patients respond the same. While no absolute cure is available, new evidence suggests that more can be done now for symptom relief & control than ever before. Many sufferers of ibs find the use of certain "probiotics" an effective resource in combating & managing the symptoms--perhaps with an antispasmodic. A gastroenterologist can discuss these new developments & advise you. Call now. ...Read more

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Hi doc. I m also a medical student. I have recently been diagnosed with multi cystic ovary after 4 month of discomfort. My dr. Suggested antispasmodic?

POD: I assume that you are referring to polycystic ovarian disease? Ithink you must have a thorough physical and pelvic exam, a transvaginal us, full blood and urine workup to include hgba1c and a gtt. Metformin is currently the drug of choice if you have pod.
Antispasmodics will help with cramping as will nsaids. Seek gyn evaluation-asap and thyroid evaluation in addition to the above mentioned tests. ...Read more

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I can't take Antispasmodic drugs for side effects. Can I take loperamide for mild IBS-D?

Maybe: IBS is caused by a dysregulation of intestinal motility, but we don't know why it effects someone with diarrhea and someone else with constipation. The problem with using loperamide is that it can intentionally slow intestinal motility and you may morph from IBS-D to alternating diarrhea and constipation. ...Read more

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Is it true that antispasmodic medicines such as methampyrone and papaverine HCl can also reduce uterine contraction?

Is it true that antispasmodic medicines such as methampyrone and papaverine HCl can also reduce uterine contraction?

Yes it's true.: Take your antispasmodic medicines as needed only and not continuously. The effect on contraction is temporary and not of major concern. God bless you! ...Read more

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Antispasmodic vs antispastic. Spasmodic is for musculoskeletal +antispastic is for muscle hypertonicity no idea what these mean. Can u dumb it down?

Yes: The muscles are in your intestines are called smooth muscle anti-spasmodic relaxes these kind of muscles. There's a different kind of muscles called skeletal muscle in your arms and neck and back a different type of muscle relaxer relaxes these muscles they function differently ...Read more

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After taking Antispasmodic drugs and PPI for 2 months I develop excessive thirst. Discontinue the med but the prob. Doesn't disappear. Wt. to do?

GI medications: Antispasmodics can cause dry mouth, but usually resolves within a week of stopping the medication. If you are still having GI problems, get a re-evaluation from your GI doctor to address other treatment options. ...Read more

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Whenever be under stress or problem, I feel with strong pain in my stomach plus I always have Compulsive obsession. Any Antispasmodic is useless. Help?

Whenever be under stress or problem, I feel with strong pain in my stomach plus I always have Compulsive obsession. Any Antispasmodic is useless. Help?

You may need to: Address your underlying stress. Have you tried ginger? Ginger is an intestinal spasmolytic & helps eliminate gas from the intestines. Ginger also impacts the feedback loop between nausea center in the brain and the stomach. ...Read more

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I'm taking antibiotics & bloating. I was prescribed an antispasmodic & probiotic but I'm still in pain. How can I ease the bloat?

I'm taking antibiotics & bloating. I was prescribed an antispasmodic & probiotic but I'm still in pain. How can I ease the bloat?

Depends on cause: What you describe sounds like you are being treated for H. Pylori (a bacteria) or bacterial overgrowth syndrome a form of IBS. Your persistent problem could be an intolerance like that to lactose or soy. You may have a stomach moving too slowly to rid of the air you swallow. Try removing dairy, soy, gluten from your diet. Discuss with your MD. See GI specialist if you haven't done so yet. ...Read more

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