Levsin gone????

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RedAurora
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   Posted 8/4/2008 6:26 AM (GMT -7)   
OK so I use levsin for a spastic colon, the little white pill that you stick under your tongue and it works instantly. I called in my refill and when I picked it up it was a gel cap that ihave to take once every 12 hours. whats up??? Do they not make it anymore? this was the one medication that worked for me as I only had to take it when I needed it which I liked, do i now have to take this new one every 12 hours? Does anyone else use levsin?
 
I was Elavil which was great for pain relief but it killed my sex drive so they switched me to trazodone which made me crazy and now im on noetryptaline? spelling. Any one else on this?
27 yr old, dx with IBS-C October 2007. Currently on Trazedone, phenergren, levsin, percocet for breakthrough pain


purdylady
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   Posted 8/5/2008 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi red, I also use levsin, but it is generic brand and it is a little green pill, unfortunately doesnt seem to be helping with cramps, spasms etc.. Are you sure it's the same medicine, but generic brand. If it is than no worries, but if you are concerned call your pharmacist and explain what you were taking and whats up with the capsule and taking it every 12 hours and if you can't get an answer call your doctor. i was also on Trazadone and it didnt work for me either, as for the noetryptaline I have never heard of it. Good Luck..Hugs.. Lora

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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 8/5/2008 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Levsin is still available but Hyoscymine the inexpensive generic is not anymore. I got the last 100 in my town, I think and when they went to reorder no longer available. I checked 4 pharmacies and the cheap one is no longer being made. If you search this forum we talked about it about a week ago. Levsin, Levbid and a couple others are still around but very expensive. Over $100 without insurance. I believe they are back ordered because of this loss of the cheap generic. They offered something they said was generic and it was over $100. Purdylady, I doubt that you will be able to get your little green pill anymore.

purdylady
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   Posted 8/6/2008 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
hi canyon, thanks for the heads up on generic, i am probably not going to get it refilled anyway, it doesnt seem to be helping. thanks again. Lora

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 8/6/2008 2:23 PM (GMT -7)   
WEll, if you are sure it doesn't work, otherwise since it is so cheap I would call around and see if someone is sitting with some on their shelf. I figured the grocery store pharmacies did less business so was able to get their last. I didn't have another refill or I would have checked next town. Sometimes I get like a feeling that my stomach is frozen in one area so I use it for that. It doesn't hurt but sort of a numb feeling. Iused a Donnatal last night and have had the runs all morning. Don't know if it is from that or not but I never have the "runs". I appreciate what you all go thru now. Not fun. I will stick with IBS-C if I have to have one.

purdylady
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   Posted 8/6/2008 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
hi canyon, i have ibs-c too. this is third medication that i have tried for abdominal pain, spasms, etc etc. sometimes they are excruciating. i do use a heating pad. it's really weird because i can get pain at any given time. i guess most of the time is when stress is present or i should say when i think stress is present. food can also cause pain. than theres time when i just get pain for no apparant reason. kind of like no reason or ryhme. so u said that donnatal gives you the runs. does this happen everytime u take it? i am just wondering, because i would like to try something else but i dont know what. i hate pain as i am sure u do too. hope u feel better..hugs..lora

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 8/6/2008 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I have only taken the Donnatal one other time and it didn't give me the runs. I took it last night because I felt that weird feeling like everything is stuck. I normally have no pain but I do today so think something else is going on. There is a stomach thing that is going around so it is probably that. I just took a peppermint, ginger, fennel pill that I bought on line and it settled my stomach for a while. Have you tried just fennel? It is supposed to be an anti spaz natural remedy. I think I might try that tonight as I did buy some a few weeks ago. Not sure if this is the time to try something new. This is way down low today. I know mine is not stress. I have no stress to speak of. The Donnatal I thought would make me sleepier than it did so I struggled thru the night without anything for sleep because it has Phenobarbital in it and I didn't want to add Xanax or anything. I jsut slept an hour this afternoon.

purdylady
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   Posted 8/7/2008 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
hi canyon, i have not tried fennel. i saw it advertised on another site, but i didnt want to pay a lot of money if it doesnt work. can u buy fennel or anything u suggest otc? it sounds like you didnt get a good nites sleep. sorry to hear that. how does the xanax interfere with donnatal? i know u said something about phenobarbital. thanks for information. i hope u feel better today. hugs. lora

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 8/7/2008 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, that are both barbituates to some degree and I would never combine the 2. I am extremely careful about what I take together. It may be OK but I never combine meds that are considered narcotics for lack of a better word. Took a sleeping pill last night and slept well. Stomach still off. Yes, fennel you can get at health food store in capsules. I think I got mine from Puritan's Pride on internet.
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