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Levsin Allergy In Children
I am allergic (hives) to multiple meds. NSAIDS, keflex, Levsin, Mestinon, (pyridostigmine) Flexeril all cause 2-3 hives. Is this maybe something OTHER than allergy?
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
Cytospaz allergy: Cytospaz (hyoscyamine) is an anticholinergic /antispasmodic. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-6506/cystospaz-oral/details ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Drug comes in sublingual and oral forms. The sublingual form acts more quickly than the oral. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, Hyoscyamine will not prevent you from donating blood. ...Read more
Yes.: Yes, in moderation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Used for spasm: Levsin, (hyoscyamine) a form of hyoscamine, is used to treat bowel spasm and also diarrhea related to excessive bowel peristalsis. Caution is advised in the use of the medication for crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Can cause constipation; other side effects include dry mouth, dry eyes; rare serious side effects can occur, as with any drugs. ...Read more
Scoped n diagnosed with ibs. Given levsin (hyoscyamine). Not helping at all n causing side effects. Anything better for ibs?
Hard to treat: Hyoscyamine or Levsin (hyoscyamine) 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
Child with GI:
In children with GI issues the things I always check are food allergies and diet. History of frequent antibiotics. I also check to see if the child is under stress as children usually complain of stomach issues when stressed.
If he has not seen a pediatric gastroenterologist I would suggest he be evaluated. I will first remove all gluten and dairy from their diet to see if this helps. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more