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USES: Hyoscyamine is used to treat a variety of stomach and intestinal tract disorders such as peptic ulcers, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, colitis, or pancreatitis. It is also be used to control bed-wetting and frequent urination, runny nose, symptoms of Parkinson's disease and poisonings due to certain plants and insecticides.
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Hyoscyamine is used to treat a variety of stomach and intestinal tract disorders such as peptic ulcers, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, colitis, or pancreatitis. It is also be used to control bed-wetting and frequent urination, runny nose, symptoms of Parkinson's disease and poisonings due to certain plants and insecticides.
- Management of digestive disorders may often include lifestyle changes such as increased exercise, change in diet, stop smoking and reduction of stress.
- Discuss the benefits of lifestyle changes with your health care provider.
- Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.
Levsin (hyoscyamine) 0.125 mg
Levsin (hyoscyamine) 0.125 mg
- This medication may be taken orally, chewed or placed under the tongue and allowed to dissolve.
- It may be taken with or without meals.
- Take is exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
- Do not increase the dose or take it more frequently without consulting your doctor.
- Drink plenty of fluids while using this medication unless your doctor directs you otherwise.
- This medication may cause flushing of the face, problems sleeping, headache, blurred vision, drowsiness, increased sensitivity to light, constipation, dry mouth, reduced sweating or thirst.
- If any of these symptoms persist or worsen, inform your doctor.
- Notify your doctor if you develop confusion, tremors, irregular pulse, rapid heartbeat or difficulty urinating.
- In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
- Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness or trouble breathing.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of heart problems, glaucoma, prostate or urinary problems, contact lens wear; of stomach, abdominal or intestinal problems; and of any drug allergies.
- Because this medication may cause drowsiness, use caution when driving or performing tasks requiring alertness.
- This medication reduces sweating and may lead to heatstroke in hot weather.
- Use caution engaging in strenuous activity in hot weather.
- Contact lens wearers may need to use appropriate lubricating solutions if this medication causes drying of the eyes.
- Elderly patients should use this medication with caution because they may be more sensitive to its effects.
- Children should use this medication with caution because they may be more sensitive to its effects.
- Hyoscyamine should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
- Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
- This drug may be excreted into breast milk.
- Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
- If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
- Do not double the dose to catch up.
- Tell your doctor of all the medicines you may use (both prescription and nonprescription), especially of antacids, digoxin, phenothiazines (e.g., chlorpromazine, promethazine), antihistamines (found in many cough/cold medicines), ketoconazole, potassium supplements, medications for Parkinson's disease, certain heart medicines (e.g., disopyramide, procainamide, quinidine) and tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline.
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.