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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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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'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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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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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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Are there any nasty side effects of taking hyoscyamine (levsin) for ibs?

Are there any nasty side effects of taking hyoscyamine (levsin) for ibs?

Anti-cholenergic: Dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention are 3 of the more common side effects. I would fully review the rx paperwork. ...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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Does anyone take hyoscyamine (levsin) for ibs. If so, any side effects?

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

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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

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Does anyone take hyoscyamine (levsin) for ibs. If so, any neurologic side effects?

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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Levsin (hyoscyamine) was prescribed for IBS to my 6 year old. Can an adult age 60 take it too?

May help: Levsin (hyoscyamine) may help with the intestinal cramps of ibs. However, no medication should be taken without a physician's approval- the 60 year old may have a different problem! ...Read more

Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Levsin (Definition)

Levsin is an anti-bladder spasm agent which is a ...Read more