Levsin

(hyoscyamine)

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Treats stomach and bladder problems.

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Our bottom line

While Levsin (hyoscyamine) was used in the past to treat many stomach or bladder problems, there are other medicines that work better with fewer side effects.

Quick facts about Levsin
  • Drug class: Gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (hyoscyamine)
Prices and discounts
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Upsides

  • Can take right before you expect something to happen that can worsen your abdominal pain if you have irritable bowel syndrome.
  • You only have to take Levsin (hyoscyamine) when you know you need it.
  • Also comes in a liquid form making it easier for you to take this medication if you don't like swallowing pills.
  • Is available in a more affordable generic option.

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Downsides

  • If you have an enlarged prostate, Levsin (hyoscyamine) can make it harder to urinate.
  • Not recommended if you're over 65 because it can cause disorientation.
  • Long-term use can cause dental problems. Regular dental exams are recommended.
  • Should not be used long-term for abdominal pain if you have irritable bowel syndrome.

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How it works

Levsin (hyoscyamine) lowers the amount of acid produced by the stomach, slows gut muscles, relaxes muscles in many organs, and lowers the amount of certain body fluids.

Quick facts about Levsin
  • Drug class: Gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (hyoscyamine)

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Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Extended release
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Liquid
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What to expect when you take Levsin (hyoscyamine) for Stomach and bladder problems

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Side effect rates for Levsin (hyoscyamine)

Risks and Warnings for Levsin (hyoscyamine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Over age 65

    Levsin (hyoscyamine) lowers your ability to focus, think and react. Be careful and avoid activities that require you to be alert, such as driving a car or operating machinery, for the first few days while you start to understand how Levsin (hyoscyamine) affects you.

Common concerns from people taking Levsin (hyoscyamine)

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Interactions
  • Certain medications can interact with Levsin (hyoscyamine). Make sure your doctor and pharmacist know all your medications, including prescriptions, over the counter and supplements.
Pain
  • Should not be used long-term for abdominal pain if you have irritable bowel syndrome.