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.
Hyoscyamine can increase cardiac output and increase the heart rate. In some cases it lowers blood pressure and dries secretions.
Method of Action
– It blocks the action of acetycholine at parasymptathetic sites such as:
1.) Sweat 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
– Dry mouth
– Abdominal discomfort
Use During Pregnancy
1.) Only to be given when an evident need is present.