What is Hyoscyamine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Hyoscyamine is an anticholinergic drug used in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders including cramp, irritable bowel syndrome, and peptic ulcers; for rigidity, tremors, excess saliva in parkinsonism; as a drying agent in acute rhinitis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) 93 27
Bowel irritability 44 13
Excess saliva 19 7
Abdominal pain 16 9
Abdominal cramps 6 3
Bladder problems 6 1

Show all 44 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 4
Moderate 7
Mild 9
None 43

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hyoscyamine

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 7
Constipation 3
Drowsiness 2
Abdominal cramps 1
Blurry vision 1
Choking 1

Show all 14 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hyoscyamine

Dosage Patients
0.125mg as needed 12
0.125 mg twice daily 3
0.125 mg three times daily 2
0.375mg as needed 2
0.125 mg four times daily 1
0.375 mg twice daily 1
1 other daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Hyoscyamine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 27
Other 20
Side effects too severe 10
Course of treatment ended 9
Doctor's advice 6
Change in health plan coverage 3
Expense 3
See all 62 patients who’ve stopped taking Hyoscyamine

Duration

Currently taking Hyoscyamine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Hyoscyamine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 13
1 - 6 months 18
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 30
Usually 23
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 12
Not at all hard to take 47
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 32
Not specified 28

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Hyoscyamine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Dicyclomine (Bentyl) 3
Belladonna-phenobarbital (Donnatal) 1
Ondansetron (Zofran) 1

Patients stopped taking Hyoscyamine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Dicyclomine (Bentyl) 3
Oxybutynin (Ditropan) 1
Trimebutine 1
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6 patient evaluations for Hyoscyamine

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KipWong
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KipWong
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See KipWong's full Hyoscyamine history

Feb 28, 2017 (Started Oct 23, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.125 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: May cause dry mouth when wearing a breathing mask.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 23, 2016 (Started Oct 23, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.125 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Slows drooling and fluid collecting in lungs, I take it at night. I take 2 if there is too much mucus and it's hard to breathe
Cost: < $25 monthly

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naonao
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naonao
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 36
Condition: IBS
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
I am: n
I have:
IBS

See naonao's full Hyoscyamine history

Jan 16, 2012 (Started Jan 05, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Dry mouth, Blurry vision, Dry eyes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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lisacapeheart
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lisacapeheart
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F49y
CFS:?y
FM:11y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 15, 2010 (Started Jan 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.625 mg Daily
Side effects: Dry mouth

Jan 18, 2009 (Started Jan 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.625 mg Daily
Side effects: Dry mouth

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