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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Levsin (Overview)

Levsin is an anti-bladder spasm agent which is a kind of urology drug.


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What is levsin?

What is levsin?

Levsin = 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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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Levsin (Overview)

Levsin is an anti-bladder spasm agent which is a kind of urology drug.


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Have you prescribed drug levsin?

Have you  prescribed drug levsin?

Yes: Levsin 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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Scoped n diagnosed with ibs. Given levsin. Not helping at all n causing side effects. Anything better for ibs?

Scoped n diagnosed with ibs. Given levsin. Not helping at all n causing side effects. Anything better for ibs?

Hard to treat : Hyoscyamine or Levsin is an anticholinergic that attempts to treat the side effects of IBS, such as cramping and bloating. Treatment of IBS involves dietary modification to reduce certain kinds of fermenting carbs from the diet, increasing fiber intake, and generally eliminating foods that irritate and are not well digested. See a GI specialist and nutritionist to start you on the road to relief ...Read more

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How long does it take for levsin to start working?

How long does it take for levsin to start working?

Depends: Drug comes in sublingual and oral forms. The sublingual form acts more quickly than the oral. ...Read more

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What is levsin?

Levsin = 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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Have you prescribed drug levsin?

Yes: Levsin 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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How long does it take for levsin to start working?

Depends: Drug comes in sublingual and oral forms. The sublingual form acts more quickly than the oral. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever taken levsin or heard for colitis?

Has anyone ever taken levsin 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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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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