A 22-year-old member asked:
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is it more effective to take bentyl (dicyclomine) regularly (three times a day) or "as needed" (when i feel symptoms)?

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Dr. Brian Dooreck
22 years experience Gastroenterology
Pain: Depending on response and triggers of the pain. Discuss with your gastroenterologist or physician that is prescribing the medication.
Answered on Dec 20, 2018
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