Levsin vs. Levbid

Are Levsin and Levbid the Same Thing?

Levsin (hyoscyamine) and Levbid Extended Release (hysocyamine sulfate extended release tablets) are principal anticholinergic/antispasmodic components of belladonna alkaloids used to treat different stomach and intestinal disorders, including peptic ulcer and irritable bowel syndrome. Levsin and Levbid are also used to control muscle spasms in the bladder, kidneys, or digestive tract, and to reduce stomach acid. Levsin and Levbid are also used to reduce tremors and rigid muscles in people with symptoms of Parkinson's disease, and are also used as a drying agent to control excessive salivation, runny nose, or excessive sweating.

Side effects of Levsin and Levbid that are similar include dizziness, drowsiness, nervousness, blurred vision, dry mouth, headache, trouble sleeping (insomnia), constipation, nausea, vomiting, bloating, heartburn, changes in taste, problems with urination, impotence, loss of interest in sex, trouble having an orgasm, or decreased sweating.

Side effects of Levsin that are different from Levbid include flushing or dry skin.

Both Levsin and Levbid may interact with alcohol, amantadine, haloperidol, MAO inhibitors, phenothiazines, or antidepressants.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Levsin?

Common side effects of Levsin include:

  • dizziness,
  • drowsiness,
  • nervousness,
  • blurred vision,
  • dry mouth,
  • vision problems,
  • headache,
  • trouble sleeping (insomnia),
  • constipation,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • bloating,
  • heartburn,
  • changes in taste,
  • problems with urination,
  • impotence,
  • loss of interest in sex,
  • trouble having an orgasm,
  • flushing,
  • dry skin, and
  • decreased sweating.

Tell your doctor if you experience unlikely but serious side effects of Levsin including:

  • mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion, unusual excitement),
  • fast/irregular heartbeat,
  • loss of coordination, or
  • slurred speech.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Levbid?

Common side effects of Levbid include:

  • dizziness,
  • drowsiness,
  • feeling nervous,
  • blurred vision,
  • headache,
  • sleep problems (insomnia),
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • bloating,
  • heartburn,
  • constipation,
  • changes in taste,
  • problems with urination,
  • decreased sweating,
  • dry mouth,
  • impotence,
  • loss of interest in sex, or
  • trouble having an orgasm

What Is Levsin?

Levsin (hyoscyamine) is one of the principal anticholinergic/antispasmodic components of belladonna alkaloids used to treat different stomach and intestinal disorders, including peptic ulcer and irritable bowel syndrome. Levsin is also used to control muscle spasms in the bladder, kidneys, or digestive tract, and to reduce stomach acid. Levsin is sometimes used to reduce tremors and rigid muscles in people with symptoms of Parkinson's disease, and is also used as a drying agent to control excessive salivation, runny nose, or excessive sweating. Levsin is available in generic form.

What Is Levbid?

Levbid Extended Release (hysocyamine sulfate extended release tablets) is one of the principal anticholinergic/antispasmodic components of belladonna alkaloids used to treat many different stomach and intestinal disorders, including peptic ulcer and irritable bowel syndrome. Levbid Extended Release is also used to control muscle spasms in the bladder, kidneys, or digestive tract, to reduce stomach acid, to reduce tremors and rigid muscles in people with symptoms of Parkinson's disease, and is also used as a drying agent to control excessive salivation, runny nose, or excessive sweating.

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What Drugs Interact With Levsin?

Levsin may interact with amantadine, haloperidol, MAO inhibitors, phenothiazines, or antidepressants. Tell your doctor all medications you use. Levsin should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. This drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

What Drugs Interact With Levbid?

Levbid may interact with amantadine, haloperidol, MAO inhibitors, phenothiazines, or antidepressants. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Levbid should only be used when prescribed. It may be harmful to a fetus. This drug can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

How Should Levsin Be Taken?

Dosage of Levsin for adults and children 12 years of age and older: 1 to 2 tablets every four hours or as needed. Do not exceed 12 tablets in 24 hours. Pediatric patients 2 to under 12 years of age: ½ to 1 tablet every four hours or as needed. Do not exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours.

How Should Levbid Be Taken?

The dose of Levbid for adults and pediatric patients 12 years and older is 1 to 2 tablets every 12 hours. Do not exceed 4 tablets in 24 hours.

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References

DailyMed. Levsin Product Information.
https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=0918c44e-54f6-47b9-b927-4f1b0b394152&audience=consumer
Medscape. Levsin Prescribing Information.
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/levbid-levsin-hyoscyamine-341990

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