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Urinary Incontinence 1 reviews 49 medications
   
10
Irritable Bowel Syndrome 4 reviews 139 medications
   
9.8
Crohn's Disease 2 reviews 68 medications
   
9.5
Summary of Levsin SL reviews 7 reviews 9.8

Reviews for Levsin SL

For Irritable Bowel Syndrome "I just found out that this drug is "unapproved" by the FDA because it is "not effective". However, in my experience, it is the most effective drug I've tried for my IBS. I'm taking Linzess and use fiber supplements to regulate my system. These have helped to limit the number of attacks; however, I do still have them about twice a month. When my symptoms start, without Levsin SL I am in agony for anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours; with the Levsin SL, my symptoms come to a dead stop within five minutes of taking it. The plain (not sublingual) tablets take a little longer to work, but they are still better than suffering for over an hour. I don't understand how the FDA determined it was ineffective."

   
10

AngiS (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 12, 2016

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For Crohn's Disease "I have been using Levsin SL for many years for Crohns (severe spasms). It is very effective. Two years ago I started having severe spasms and leg cramps due to some unknown disease that is effecting my legs. I have constant pain in my leg muscles and long bones. I also have severe leg spasms/cramps at night. I discovered one night when having both colon and leg spasms that the Levsin SL stopped the leg muscle spasms. I discussed with my doctor and I started using at night to treat my leg spasms. The spasms are quite severe with a pain level of up to 9 out of 10. Levsin is the only medication that I have found that is effective. The half-life for me is around 2-2.5 hours."

   
10

BlueNile (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 15, 2014

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For Crohn's Disease "Was given in ER for cramping. Worked quick! Lasted for several hours."

   
9.0

Melindaan January 10, 2014

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For Irritable Bowel Syndrome "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."

   
10

YIYI September 13, 2013

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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. "

   
9.0

Fraddyfrofralis (taken for 5 to 10 years) November 18, 2012

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For Urinary Incontinence "Brand name: had no side effects and had 100% effectiveness on bladder control."

   
10

Anonymous January 11, 2011

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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."

   
10

marjorie zych May 3, 2010

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