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Levsin (hyoscyamine) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: I've had good experience with this pill so far. I've been taking it almost a year & if I know I'm going to eat something that might trigger an attack, I take it a few minutes before I eat & 9 out of 10 times, I do fine. This is coming from someone that was scared to eat anywhere away from home because my attacks would get so bad. I went to the ER a number of times because I couldn't bare the pain. This has been a miracle pill for me.
Review by Fraddyfrofralis (taken for 5 to 10 years):
Levsin SL (hyoscyamine) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: If you have irritable bowel syndrome then you know how it can seem to pop up at any time. This is a sub-lingual medication. As such, it works very quickly to stop spasms in the colon. As my physician explains it: it slows down the action of the colon. Antidiarrheals will completely stop the action of the colon. You don't want to stop the action of the colon.
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Levsin (hyoscyamine) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: I switched from Bentyl to this because this is an extended release formula. I tried it for 5 months and went back to Bentyl. It didn't work any better and it dried me out so much I could hardly swallow. After a bad flare up, I ended up at the ER and they thought I was very dehydrated but I wasn't, it was just the medicine. I am going to talk with my GP about using something with phenobarbital as I have heard a lot of positive things about it. I already take a migraine medicine with phenobarbital, so I should tolerate it well.
hyoscyamine for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: I've had problems for so long I've been bounced around from doctor to doctor and they all told me I was making it up that I didn't really have all these bowel problems. My pediatrician told me and my mom I was faking to get attention. I've had 4 colonoscopies and an endoscopy in 2 years. Since this medicine I have never felt better. I still have a lot of issues but this medication is the best thing I have found and the relief is astonishing.
Symax Duotab (hyoscyamine) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: At first, my stomach was sensitive to certain foods, as time went on it was everything I ate. The gas, aching, pains, making weird noises, running to the bathroom. I had tried many over the counter and prescription medicines, NOTHING worked. Finally, I switched doctors and he suggested this medication. I take it everyday, twice a day and it literally changed my life. I would suggest this medication to anyone with irritable bowel syndrome.
hyoscyamine for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: My irritable bowel syndrome started up the beginning of 2011. The first time I had it was when I was in school, first hour. I thought it was menstrual cramps, so I just waited for it to go away. When it didn't, I asked the teacher to go to the restroom. When I got back it was still sore, and I ended up in tears from the pains, and my friend had to take me to the nurse. Mom didn't know what it was, so we waited a few (agonizing) months, and when it didn't go away, mom took me to the hospital and got some blood work done. I was prescribed hyoscyamine, and it works great! I've been taking it about a year now, and I've rarely been having IBS problems. Whenever I forget to take it, though, the IBS comes back like a shovel. This medicine certainly works.
Levsin (hyoscyamine) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: These antispasmodics did nothing for me. I was still doubled over in pain hours later. I also was very light-headed and dizzy and my physician ignored my reactions to the medicines. Not a good experience.
hyoscyamine for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Before I began taking this medication I had gotten to the point where I couldn't eat anything without getting sick and just the thought of driving more than 10 minutes, or even taking a route without a convenient bathroom stop caused debilitating anxiety (which made symptoms worse!).
Since taking it, I can travel and eat normally again. Dairy and alcohol still upset my stomach, but other than that I am living a normal life. Some days I still get sick, usually around my "cycle" but the improvements from before the medication are astronomical. Especially since side effects have been minimal-- only major one is headaches if I don't keep my fluid intake up.
hyoscyamine for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: This medicine proved very effective for controlling my irritable bowel syndrome. However, at 0.0375 mg I found it rather sedating. So, I split the tablets and it still controlled my symptoms. It also helps with the stress incontinence I have as a result of prostate surgery, Overall, it was a miracle for me.
hyoscyamine for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: I am 18 years old, in college and after 6 months of figuring out what I had and many medications nothing worked until Hyoscyamine. I take 1 when I get pain and it helps within 5 minutes. If you have a chance to get it ...do it. So worth it.
HyoMax (hyoscyamine) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: I found this medicine to be very helpful in controlling the bowel spasms that go with the Irritable bowel syndrome. It is a sublingual delivery and works within 15 minutes. It dissolves completely and can be taken even when recent esophageal surgery has occurred. I have been using this medicine for a number of years as needed, and have been very satisfied with its results.
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hyoscyamine for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: When my symptoms first began (about 7 years ago) I suffered through a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, tests for parasites through two different "specialists". The results were that they couldn't find anything wrong, so I must have IBD. I was told there was nothing I could do but "learn to live with it". I found that it took 13 Imodium at one time to stop an "episode". Returned to the MD and begged him to prescribe something / anything to help - Hyoscyamine Sulfate! It works! I take two when the problem starts and within about a half hour it has stopped. I recommended it without hesitation! The only problem is that my insurance won't cover it and I just had to pay $150 for 180 tablets.
HyoMax SL (hyoscyamine) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: I've been taking this medicine for almost two years (took hyoscyamine for several years before that) and it really makes a big difference with my irritable bowel syndrome. I really only need to take two pills each morning and that gets me through my day. If my family eats out at a restaurant, I take two pills before leaving home. I do experience a bit of dry mouth and my eyes also get dried out (not the best side effect, but not the worst, either!). Overall, I highly recommend this medicine for those who suffer from IBS.
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Levsin SL (hyoscyamine) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: This medication is the best I have found out there they need to have the FDA approve it. I have tried everything nothing worked, this does. I love it. I can actually get some peace now.
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hyoscyamine for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: After undergoing numerous tests with no definative diagnostic answers and under the threat of another CT scan followed by another Colonoscopy, my physician suggested trying Hyoscyamine Sulfate - an anti spasmodic. I picked up the perscription, took one of the very small tablets and LITERALLY within 15 minutes the spasm's ended and the pain subsided. WHY didn't someone try this therapy when I first had symptoms 30 years ago??? Within the past week, I've had only 2 spasmodic episodes each curtailed within 15 minutes after downing a single tablet. The only other medication that I've experienced work this effectively and fast for anything has been tumms for heartburn. Bravo - finally a working solution. No side effects noticed after 3 doses.
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hyoscyamine for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Getting the real deal of Hyoscyamine is made extremely difficult. The Ancient Greeks had Hyoscyamine but pharmacies want to push the various alloys and synthetics. I don't want HyoMax or Levsin or Hyoscyamine Sulfate. They give you what they think is selling at the time. Hyoscyamine works, if you can get the real deal.
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Hyosyne (hyoscyamine) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: I've had IBS for about 6 years now and this medication works, its somewhat less intense than other meds for IBS but it does the job. Give it a shot its worth it.
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Symax Duotab (hyoscyamine) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: This medication has greatly improved my quality of life. Had many failed therapies. Now life is not 100%; however, it is in the 90s. I am grateful for this medication.
Another issue: I take 2, twice a day. Cigna changed their prices from 50 copay each 90 day supply to 100 copay.
Nevertheless, this medication is excellent.
hyoscyamine for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: I've been using this medication for almost 5 years. I can't believe that this isn't prescribed more often than it is because it WORKS! I had such pain with the spasms and mucus till I started using this. I do have to drink a lot more water because it makes me thirsty and it can complicate constipation. However, my doctor allows me to take it on the onset of an episode instead of 3 or 4 times a day. I've been able to gain weight and my energy has increased since using this medication. I really am happy with this medication and feel it has allowed me to live a much more normal life, almost pain free. Of course, I've changed my diet and stay away from triggers too! Good luck and I hope you have the results I've had.
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Symax Duotab (hyoscyamine) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: I recently took this drug for 5 days and had complete relief from my irritable bowel syndrome. However, that said, the side effects were horrible. I was the "Poster child" for adverse reactions ...arrhythmia, constipation, hallucinations. My brain felt like it was in slow motion while, my body was moving at a rapid pace.
I saw my Doctor who explained to me that this each individual is different. I gave it a 5 because it did help my bowels feel fantastic.
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hyoscyamine for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: When I first began having real problems with irritable bowel syndrome, I tried Vicadin. I didn't know what was wrong with me. My doctor prescribed hyoscyamine and it worked so well. Hyoscyamine has been the only medication which has helped with my IBS. Changes in what I eat has helped, too. Stress reduction also helps...walking, better sleep. I highly recommend this medication. It is an anti-spasmodic.
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