Hyoscyamine is a medication that falls into the class of anticholinergic

It may be known as Levsin, Oscimin, HyoMax-SL, Ed-spaz, Hyosyne, and Anaspaz.

It can be broken down further into a category of an antimuscarinic.

It can increase cardiac output and increase the heart rate

In some cases it lowers blood pressure and dries secretions.

It blocks the action of acetycholine at parasymptathetic sites such as:

1.)  Sweet glands

2.)  Salivary glands

3.)  Stomach secretions

4.)  Smooth Muscle

5.)  Smooth Muscles in GI tracts

6.)  Heart Muscles

7.)  Sinoatrial node

8.)  Central Nervous System

 

Uses: Is used for a variety of GI disorders

Side Effects:

  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal discomfort

Pregnancy  –  only to be given when an evident need is present.

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