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Levsin Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Levsin® is used to treats different type of problems such as irritable bowel syndrome. It is an anti-spasmodic medicine that is used to relaxes the muscles of the gut and prevents spasms. Levsin medicine is also used to control the following conditions such as colitis, spastic bladder, diverticulitis, infant colic, renal and biliary colic, irritable bowel syndrome.

Levsin Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 1 to 2 tablets every 4 hours. You should not be taken more than 12 tablets in 24 hours.
  • The usual starting dose is one-half to 1 tablet every 4 hours. You should not be given a child more than 6 tablets in 24 hours.

Uses of Levsin

  • Hyoscyamine is used to treat a variety of stomach and intestinal tract disorders such as peptic ulcers, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Levsin

Before taken Levsin medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Levsin. Side effects may include:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Bloating
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Decreased sweating
  • Dilated pupils
  • Excitement
  • Headache
  • Impotence

Warnings and precautions before taking Levsin:

  • You should not be used this medicine without talking to your doctor
  • If you have any medical conditions such as kidney disease, liver disease, glaucoma, heart problems, certain diseases of the urinary tract, then you should tell your doctor.
  • After taken levsin medicine, you may feel dizzy or drowsy, or blur your vision. So you should not participate in any activities that require full mental alertness such as drive, operate other machinery.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Levsin with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Levsin with the following:

  • Amantadine
  • Antidepressant drugs such as Elavil, Nardil
  • Major tranquilizers
  • Other antispasmodic drugs
  • Potassium supplements
Overdose

After taken Levsin if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Levsin overdose include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Dilated pupils
  • Confusion
  • Anxiety seizures
  • Weak pulse


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