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Does the medication Levsin (hyoscyamine) have any use or efficacy in treating tracheal bronchial secretions, and hyper mucus production in palliative care for COOD?
Yes: Commonly used to dry secretions if needed in end of life care. ...Read more
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
Yes.: Yes, in moderation.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
Acute IBS attacks. Have prescription levsin (hyoscyamine). 125mg. It's old (aug'11) & little help. Has med potency waned? Can I boost dose amt & or freq til I can get new rx?
Can increase the dos: Levsin (hyoscyamine) could be taken every 6 to 8 hours as needed and you can take it orally or sublingual which is faster acting. If. 125mg is not working for you, you can increase the dose to. 25mg. Also if you not responding as before need to look for other factors including your stress level and dietary habit. ...Read more
GIVE IT A TRY: If it does not work, talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Pain in my left side below rib cage have IBS still have diarrhea on levsin (hyoscyamine) why do I still have the pain?
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
Can you take prozac, protonix, (pantoprazole) phillips colon health rantanadine, clyndamicin, and gas x and levsin together?
Yes.: Most of your medications seem to target either acid reflux, epigastric pain and gas except for Clindamycin and Prozac (fluoxetine) and one is an antispasmodic. Were they prescribed at the same time? Maybe you should go back to your doctor and see if they can be simplified. I do not however see any drug drug interaction between them. ...Read more
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?
Is gluten/dairy free chocolate okay for gastritis diet? Currently taking Zantac, Protonix, (pantoprazole) and Levsin-SL for loss of appetite, nausea, gnawing feeling
Caffeine free?: Generally speaking it is not the gluten or the dairy that irritate gastritis unless you have celiac disease and you are lactose intolerance it is the caffeine that increase the a it and irritate the lining of the stomach and make gastritis worst in spite of taking medication so check the caffeine content ...Read more
PI IBS-D after 6mos. Cdiff infect. Eat lttle; nausea, lots of D/pain. On Levsin (hyoscyamine) etc. Hair fall out \cystic acne on jaw/neck- is it related?
Irritable bowel: IBS or irritable bowel syndrome can be a miserable illness. Hopefully you have a GI doc who can help guide you along. You may be malnourished from all the diarrhea/pain/malabsorption you've suffered through. That could certainly affect hair growth and affect the immune system (weakening it) allowing acne to form. Raw almonds are good for healthy hair. Keep hands away from face to reduce acne. ...Read more