Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Akineton
  2. Artane
  3. Bentyl
  4. Cantil
  5. Cogentin
  6. Colidrops Pediatric
  7. Cystospaz
  8. Detrol
  9. Ditropan
  10. Ed-Spaz
  11. Enablex
  12. HyoMax
  13. HyoMax-DT
  14. HyoMax-FT
  15. HyoMax-SR
  16. Hyosyne
  17. IB-Stat
  18. Levsinex
  19. Neosol
  20. Norflex
  21. Nulev
  22. Oscimin
  23. Oscimin-SR
  24. Oxytrol
  25. Pamine
  26. Pro-Banthine
  27. Pro-Hyo
  28. Robinul
  29. Sanctura
  30. Scopodex
  31. Spacol TS
  32. Spasdel
  33. Symax
  34. Symax Duotab
  35. Symmetrel
  36. Toviaz
  37. Transderm Scop
  38. Urispas
  39. Vesicare

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Buscopan
  2. Levsin
  3. Pms-Procyclidine
  4. Pms-Trihexyphenidyl
  5. Transderm-V

Descriptions


The anticholinergics and antispasmodics are a group of medicines that include the natural belladonna alkaloids (atropine, belladonna, hyoscyamine, and scopolamine) and related products.

The anticholinergics and antispasmodics are used to relieve cramps or spasms of the stomach, intestines, and bladder. Some are used together with antacids or other medicines in the treatment of peptic ulcers. Others are used to prevent nausea, vomiting, and motion sickness.

Anticholinergics and antispasmodics are also used in certain surgical and emergency procedures. In surgery, some are given by injection before anesthesia to help relax you and to decrease secretions, such as saliva. During anesthesia and surgery, atropine, glycopyrrolate, hyoscyamine, and scopolamine are used to help keep the heartbeat normal. Scopolamine is also used to prevent nausea and vomiting after anesthesia and surgery. Atropine is also given by injection to help relax the stomach and intestines for certain types of procedures.

Anticholinergics are used to treat poisoning caused by medicines such as neostigmine and physostigmine, certain types of mushrooms, and “nerve” gases or organic phosphorous pesticides (eg, demeton [Systox®], diazinon, malathion, parathion, and ronnel [Trolene®]). Anticholinergics can be used for painful menstruation, runny nose, and to prevent urination during sleep.

The anticholinergics and antispasmodics are available only with your doctor's prescription.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, anticholinergics and antispasmodics are used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Asthma therapy
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive watering of the mouth

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet
  • Capsule
  • Suppository
  • Solution
  • Capsule, Extended Release
  • Elixir
  • Capsule, Liquid Filled
  • Syrup
  • Tablet, Extended Release
  • Gel/Jelly
  • Patch, Extended Release
  • Spray
  • Liquid
  • Tablet, Disintegrating
  • Tablet, Chewable