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
Irritable bowel syndrome 101 32
Bowel irritability 43 12
Excess saliva 20 8
Abdominal pain 16 9
Abdominal cramps 7 4
Bladder problems 6 1

Show all 42 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 9
Mild 9
None 46

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hyoscyamine

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 8
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 2
0.125 mg three times daily 2
0.125 mg four times daily 2
0.125 mg weekly 1
0.125 mg daily 1
0.25 mg daily 1
0.125 mg/5 mL three times daily 1
0.375 mg twice daily 1
1 tablet(s) daily 1

See all 11 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Hyoscyamine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 27
Other 20
Side effects too severe 11
Course of treatment ended 10
Doctor's advice 6
Change in health plan coverage 3
Expense 3
See all 63 patients who've stopped taking Hyoscyamine

Duration

Currently taking Hyoscyamine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Hyoscyamine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 14
1 - 6 months 19
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 32
Usually 25
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 11
Not at all hard to take 52
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 4
< $25 33
Not specified 31

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Hyoscyamine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Dicyclomine (Bentyl) 4
Belladonna-phenobarbital (Donnatal) 1
Ondansetron (Zofran) 1

Patients stopped taking Hyoscyamine and switched to:

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

Jul 28, 2017 (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: I take it twice daily. I was out and had to wait 3Days for it to arrive. Saliva built up and coughing almost hourly. Won't run out of that again.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 16, 2012 (Started Jan 05, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for 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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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