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What's levsin (hyoscyamine)?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What's levsin (hyoscyamine)?

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. ...Read more

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Hyoscyamine (Definition)

Hyoscyamine is used to treat a variety of stomach and intestinal tract disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, colitis, peptic ulcers, diarrhea, or pancreatitis. Hyoscyamine can be used to control bed wetting and urination, or to prevent motion sickness, treat parkinson's disease, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, and poisonings from ...Read more


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What is levsin (hyoscyamine)?

What is levsin (hyoscyamine)?

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. ...Read more

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What's hyoscyamine medication?

What's hyoscyamine medication?

Anti-spasmatic: Hyoscyamine is an anticholinergic/ anti-spasmatic medication often used to treat stomach cramps or irritable bowel syndrome. Do you have any other concerns or questions about taking hyoscyamine? ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: hyoscyamine?

Please describe the medication: hyoscyamine?

Hyoscyamine: Hyoscyamine is used to treat a variety of stomach and intestinal tract disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, colitis, peptic ulcers, diarrhea, or pancreatitis. Hyoscyamine can be used to control bed wetting and urination, or to prevent motion sickness, treat parkinson's disease, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, and poisonings from certain insecticides and plants. ...Read more

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Is hyoscyamine safe for infants?

Is hyoscyamine safe for infants?

No: Hyoscamine or levsin (hyoscyamine) is not recommended for infant because of potential side effects. It makes babies have dry skin, eyes, dilated pupils and more lethargic. ...Read more

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What is hyoscyamine proscribed for?

Hyoscyamine: "Hyoscyamine is used to treat a variety of stomach/intestinal problems such as cramps and irritable bowel syndrome. It is also used to treat other conditions such as bladder and bowel control problems, cramping pain caused by kidney stones and gallstones, and Parkinson's disease. In addition, it is used to decrease side effects of certain medications (drugs used to treat myasthenia gravis) and ...Read more

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Can hyoscyamine be taken with loperamide?

Drug interactions: Not a good combo. Both of these drugs together can cause severe constipation and possibly paralytic ileus. ...Read more

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What are the mental side effects of hyoscyamine sulfate?

What are the mental side effects of hyoscyamine sulfate?

Yes.: This drug is a potent anticholineric drugs. Drowsiness and brain fog is not uncommon. There are more modern treatments available. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is hyoscyamine perscribed for?

Hyoscyamine: " Hyoscyamine is used to treat a variety of stomach/intestinal problems such as cramps and irritable bowel syndrome. It is also used to treat other conditions such as bladder and bowel control problems, cramping pain caused by kidney stones and gallstones, and Parkinson's disease. In addition, it is used to decrease side effects of certain medications (drugs used to treat myasthenia gravis) and in ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Dear sir, what is deffirence between hyoscyamine and mebeverine?

Similar but differen: Both Hyoscyamine and mebeverine are drugs whose major therapeutic role is in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) and the associated abdominal cramping. Both block the muscarinic receptors, but hyoscymaine also has potent anti-cholinergic side effects, whereas mebeverine does not. These side effects include: dry mouth, blurred vision, faintness and occasional disorientation. ...Read more

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I have crohn's and taking 2 asocial 800 each a day. I am on hyoscyamine 3 a day at. 375. But the LRA pain still hurts no matter what I do. What is it?

Need: Re evaluation it could just be exacerbation of your crohns or inadequate control. May need other suppressive therapy like steroids.Could also be related to complications or unrelated illness ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What exactly is hyoscyamine?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What exactly is hyoscyamine?

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. ...Read more

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What can I do about a hyoscyamine?

What can I do about a hyoscyamine?

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? ...Read more

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Where can I get hyoscyamine anymore?

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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. It is by prescription only. ...Read more

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How effective is the medication hyoscyamine?

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How effective is the medication hyoscyamine?

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. It is by prescription only. ...Read more

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How much hyoscyamine sulfate makes you high?

Varies from person: To person, depends upon how sensitive your body is to the medication. Thus could be as little as 5mg, might be 4 - 6 times that dose in others. ...Read more

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How long does it take for hyoscyamine to work?

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How long does it take for hyoscyamine to work?

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. It is by prescription only. It is given by mouth up to 4x daily, and takes 15-30mins. To work. ...Read more

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Have you prescribed drug levsin (hyoscyamine)?

Have you prescribed drug levsin (hyoscyamine)?

Yes: Levsin (hyoscyamine) is a antispasmodic which is used to treat crampy type abdominal discomfort often associated with irritable bowel. Common side effects include dizziness, dry mouth, blurred vision and constipation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to take anaspaz (hyoscyamine) before getting them?

Not sure: If you are taking for GI upset - consider ginger until you get them. ...Read more

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What number of pills do you take to overdose on anaspaz (generic name: hyoscyamine)?

What number of pills do you take to overdose on anaspaz (generic name: hyoscyamine)?

Over dose.: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Prilosec and hyoscyamine together?

Is it ok to take Prilosec and hyoscyamine together?

Yes but: The Hyoscyamine can delay gastric emptying which can exacerbate gastro-esophageal reflux disease, if that's what you have. There is no interaction between the two drugs otherwise. ...Read more

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Can levsin (hyoscyamine) sl cause a severe headache?

Yes and no: Any medication can cause a side effect, like a headache, but drugs like Levsin (hyoscyamine) usually cause dry mouth, photosensitivity, blurred vision. ...Read more

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