Which medications in the drug class Anticholinergic, Antispasmodic Agents are used in the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Anticholinergic, Antispasmodic Agents

Anticholinergic antispasmodic agents are used to treat spastic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.

Dicyclomine (Bentyl)

Dicyclomine is used to treat gastrointestinal motility disturbances. It blocks the action of acetylcholine at parasympathetic sites in secretory glands, smooth muscle, and the central nervous system (CNS).

Hyoscyamine (Levbid, Levsin, Levsin-SL, HyoMax SL, Symax-SL, Symax-SR, NuLev, Oscimin)

Hyoscyamine blocks the action of acetylcholine at parasympathetic sites in smooth muscle, secretory glands, and the CNS, which, in turn, has antispasmodic effects. The sublingual (SL) tablets may be administered orally, sublingually, or chewed.


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