Bentyl vs Levsin

Bentyl
(Rx)
Levsin
(Rx)
Bentyl is a gastrointestinal medication.
Levsin is a gastrointestinal medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.8
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for IBS
2.5
Concern level
1.6
Helpfulness
for IBS
2.6
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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May 11, 1950
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
12,875 Discussions
6,431 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for IBS
#2 for Cramping
#3 for Spasms
Bentyl is prescribed for IBS and Cramping and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for IBS
#2 for Spasms
#3 for Cramping
#4 for Diarrhea
Our data suggest that Levsin is taken for IBS and Diarrhea, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is prescribed for Cramping.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ben
Dizziness
3
Drowsiness
3
Dry Mouth
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Weight Gain
2
Fever
1
Blurred Vision
1
Arthritis
1
Gastroparesis
1
Burps
1
Lev
Dry Mouth
5
Dizziness
3
Weight Gain
2
Blurred Vision
1
Migraines
1
Addiction
1
Pancreatitis
1
Achalasia
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Palpitations
1
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Bentyl
Ben
Levsin
Lev
Dizziness
Ben
Lev
3
3
Drowsiness
Ben
Lev
3
0
Dry Mouth
Ben
Lev
3
5
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ben
Lev
2
1
Weight Gain
Ben
Lev
2
2
Fever
Ben
Lev
1
0
Blurred Vision
Ben
Lev
1
1
Arthritis
Ben
Lev
1
0
Gastroparesis
Ben
Lev
1
0
Burps
Ben
Lev
1
0
Dry Mouth
Lev
Ben
5
3
Dizziness
Lev
Ben
3
3
Weight Gain
Lev
Ben
2
2
Blurred Vision
Lev
Ben
1
1
Migraines
Lev
Ben
1
0
Addiction
Lev
Ben
1
0
Pancreatitis
Lev
Ben
1
0
Achalasia
Lev
Ben
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Lev
Ben
1
2
Palpitations
Lev
Ben
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Bentyl during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Levsin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Bentyl and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Levsin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill, Syrup
Injection, Oral Drops, Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 10 mg
Solution: 10 mg/mL
Syringe: 10 mg/mL
Syrup: 10 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 20 mg
Drops: 0.125 mg/mL
Elixir: 0.125 mg/5 mL
Solution: 0.5 mg/mL
Tablet: 0.125 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug effect.
Ingredients
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Dicyclomine Hcl
Hyoscyamine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Bentyl and Levsin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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Levsim verses Bentyl
| Debbie (Granny)
What would happen if I take both? Or is one of these rated more effective than the other for extreme spasms in GI tract
October 15, 2015
That's what I'm trying to find out...

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