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Reviews for Hyoscyamine to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Review by jbc37:
hyoscyamine: Been taking 0.375 (supposed to be twice) already I changed to one a day 0.375. Guts are happy as a clam, first time in 30 years. I have been getting worse with time, had to be very careful what I ate. No onions, peppers, wheat, tomatoes, etc. Last night had 2 large scoops of spaghetti sauce on my rice noddles, guts were fine, even slept for 7 hours. Very dramatic improvement for me. It does seem to make me retain a little more water which increases blood pressure, easy to deal with.
Levsin (hyoscyamine): I've had Irritable Bowel Syndrome for 11 years, and for almost the entire time, this was the medication I was on. It worked great at first, but then I started having to take double doses (which at least helped with nighttime problems, as it made me extremely drowsy). Eventually, it had no effect on my pain whatsoever, and I only experienced the side effects. I've switched to Librax, which has given me limited results. This medication was a life-saver for years with very fast results, but I guess it just stopped working for me.
hyoscyamine: Hyoscyamine has largely worked for me, but not all the time. Diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome 1991. Dr started me on Levsinex (hyoscyamine) 0.375mg twice per day. I take one in the morning and one before noon. Dr also prescribed methylcellulous fiber to "train" my colon, which I've been taking once at night before bed. Psyllium fiber gives me chest pain. I stay away from fried and fatty foods, dairy, alcohol, but I do cheat a little when I'm safe at home. I have been tracking my "episodes" which seem to occur once per month, but are still wildly unpredictable. I'll go 3 times in one hour. Severe cramps, intestines sound like a pinched garden hose; a complete purge of the colon.
hyoscyamine: I'm 18, female.
I seem to have drawn the short straw with this medicine. I'm very lightheaded, sensitive to light, and lethargic. On top of that, I've had headaches and dry-mouth, and I've lost my appetite.
I suppose my symptoms have improved, but things are only better in the hours after taking the pill. Since I didn't have severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome, just cramping and frequent trips to the bathroom, the side effects negate the benefits. I cannot function as well as I would like. My lightheadedness has kept me from moving around much. I'll definitely be asking to have my dose lowered/the medication stopped, because I'd rather be in some pain than be on the verge of passing out whenever I stand.
hyoscyamine: This medication works great for three days, then I have what you may call a "purging" of what's probably been building up for those three days. But otherwise
this medicine has allowed me to to "go" once or twice a day instead of making up to 8-10 trips a day to the bathroom. Dry mouth was easy to live with.
Levsin SL (hyoscyamine): I have experienced Irritable Bowel Syndrome for months and years. The flare ups got so bad everything would make me sick. Bounced from one DR. to the other. Gastroenterologist. Finally I was so sick and went back to my GP he prescribed me Levsin SL. It worked like right away. No side effects. I feel great now, after so much pain and suffering. I highly recommend this medicine. Previously I could hardly leave my house. I had no energy. The IBS attacks were so severe. The problem with IBS is some Doctors think its mental. I like to mention I take Probiotics every day and NEVER cheat on my diet. It's not worth it to eat something and then suffer for days.
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Hyosyne (hyoscyamine): This is the first prescription I've taken for irritable bowel syndrome, it worked very well but I could not continue taking it because of the severe side effects. It gave me the most extreme dry mouth I've ever had and dry eyes too. I had to stop taking it because the side effects were not just a little bothersome but they were severe and intense.
HyoMax SL (hyoscyamine): This medication works for me for a few hours, most of the time, when I get in a bind and HAVE to leave the house but I experience a wicked backlash of increased diarrhea for days after the one dose wears off.
Levsin (hyoscyamine): 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.
13 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Fraddyfrofralis (taken for 5 to 10 years):
Levsin SL (hyoscyamine): 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.
24 users found this comment helpful.
Levsin (hyoscyamine): 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: 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.
15 users found this comment helpful.
Symax Duotab (hyoscyamine): 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.
24 users found this comment helpful.
hyoscyamine: 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.
10 users found this comment helpful.
Levsin (hyoscyamine): 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.
11 users found this comment helpful.
hyoscyamine: 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.
14 users found this comment helpful.
hyoscyamine: 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: 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): 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.
27 users found this comment helpful.
hyoscyamine: 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.
12 users found this comment helpful.
HyoMax SL (hyoscyamine): 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.
21 users found this comment helpful.
Levsin SL (hyoscyamine): 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.
34 users found this comment helpful.
hyoscyamine: 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.
37 users found this comment helpful.
hyoscyamine: 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.
13 users found this comment helpful.
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