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Hycosamine is a common misspelling of hyoscyamine.

What is hyoscyamine (hycosamine)?

Hyoscyamine (hycosamine) is an anticholinergic agent. It works by decreasing the motion of the stomach and intestines and the secretion of stomach fluids, including acid.

Hyoscyamine (hycosamine) is an antispasmodic medicine used to treat certain stomach or bowel problems such as peptic ulcers, spasms or cramping, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, colitis, or pancreatitis. Hyoscyamine (hycosamine)is also used to control bed-wetting and frequent urination, prevent motion sickness, treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms, Parkinson's disease or poisonings due to certain insecticides and plants. Hyoscyamine (hycosamine) may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Hyoscyamine (hycosamine) side effects may include flushing of the face, problems sleeping, headache, blurred vision, drowsiness, increased sensitivity to light, constipation, dry mouth and reduced sweating or thirst.

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