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Levsin SL (Hyoscyamine Sulfate)

General Information

Levsin SL (Hyoscyamine Sulfate) is indicated to treat a variety of stomach or intestinal problems;

  • Cramps
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

It may also be used to treat other conditions such as cramping pain or bladder and bowel control problems. It may be caused by kidney stones, Parkinson’s disease, or gallstones. In addition, this drug is used to lessen the side effects of certain medications and insecticides. The drugs are used to treat myasthenia gravis.

How does Levsin SL (Hyoscyamine Sulfate) work?

Levsin SL (Hyoscyamine Sulfate) works by decreasing acid production in the stomach. It is by slowing down the natural movements of the gut. It also relaxes the muscles in many organs such as bladder, intestines, stomach, and kidney. This drug lessens the number of certain body fluids like sweat and saliva.

Why use Levsin SL (Hyoscyamine Sulfate)?

Levsin SL (Hyoscyamine Sulfate) belongs to the class of medications called anticholinergics or antispasmodics. This medication contains an active ingredient of Hyoscyamine Sulfate. It is formulated for sublingual administration. It is available in the strength of 0.125 mg. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this medication.

How to use Levsin SL (Hyoscyamine Sulfate)?

The recommended dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, and response. It is important to take each dose exactly as it is prescribed.

Place this medication under the tongue and let it dissolve. It may also be swallowed as a whole or chewed. You may take each dose with or without food.  After taking the medicine, wash your hands properly. Remember to take it in the same way and at the same time every day. Let your doctor know if your condition persists or worsens.

What are the side-effects of Levsin SL (Hyoscyamine Sulfate)?

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Flushing
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased sweating
  • Nervousness
  • Trouble sleeping or insomnia
  • Changes in taste
  • Problems with urination
  • Heartburn
  • Bloating

Warnings and Precautions

  • Do not take it more often or increase the prescribed dosage.
  • Consult your doctor first if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women.
  • Let your doctor know if you have a medical history, current medication, or allergies.
  • Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication unless your doctor tells you to do otherwise.
  • Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsen.
  • This drug may make your vision blurred. Do not drive or use any machinery until you are sure you can do it safely.