What is Levsin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Hyoscyamine

Levsin® is a brand name for hyoscyamine, 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 14 5
Bowel irritability 5 0
Excess saliva 3 0
Bowel problems 2 0
Abdominal pain 1 2

Show all 17 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 1
Moderate 2
Mild 1
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Levsin

Side effect Patients
Constipation 1
Drowsiness 1
Intestinal cramps 1
Weakness in fingernails 1

Why patients stopped taking Levsin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 4
Did not seem to work 4
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 9 patients who've stopped taking Levsin

Duration

Stopped taking Levsin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 2
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Levsin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Dicyclomine (Bentyl) 2
Last updated:
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