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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bentyl (Overview)

Bentyl is an anti-ulcer agent which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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What is the treatment for bentyl (dicyclomine) overdose?

What is the treatment for bentyl (dicyclomine) overdose?

Overdose: Muscle relaxants , stomach lavage, and supportive medical treatment in er to stabilize vital signs & cardiac/metabolic functions. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bentyl (Overview)

Bentyl is an anti-ulcer agent which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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Can I take dicyclomine and bentyl?

Can I take dicyclomine and bentyl?

Same thing: dicyclomine is the generic name for bentyl, so they are the same. Biggest question is why would you take it? If you've been told you have irritable bowel then find the cause rather than take a bad med to treat the symptoms! Go to A4M.com and use doctor locator tab to find an anti-aging doctor near you to do a gut/stool evaluation with a Genova CDSA or similar. Get the answer and get healthy! ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: dicyclomine?

Please describe the medication: dicyclomine?

Dicyclomine(Bentyl): Dicyclomine(Bentyl) Is an anticholinergic antispasmodic medication. It reduces smooth muscle spasm in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. It can used as an adjunctive treatment for conditions like peptic ulcer, diverticulitis, colitis, regional enteritis, etc. ...Read more

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Prescribed bentyl (dicyclomine) for possible ibs. Before taking medications i've been getting heart/chest flutters. Is this medicine safe to take with these issues?

Prescribed bentyl (dicyclomine) for possible ibs. Before taking medications i've been getting heart/chest flutters. Is this medicine safe to take with these issues?

Use w/ caution: Bentyl (dicyclomine) has palpitations (feeling of heart racing) as one of its side effect, so use with caution. If this occurs after intake, pls call your doctor. ...Read more

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Can bentyl (dicyclomine) be used for menstrual cramps?

Can bentyl (dicyclomine) be used for menstrual cramps?

Maybe: Bentyl (dicyclomine) is used for cramps that arise from the intestine during irritable bowel symptoms. It is possible to confuse these symptoms with menstrual cramps but if true menstrual cramps are occurring, Bentyl (dicyclomine) should have no effect on the uterus.That said, I have heard of women who say that Bentyl (dicyclomine) works for their menstrual cramps. ...Read more

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Is it more effective to take bentyl (dicyclomine) regularly (three times a day) or "as needed" (when i feel symptoms)?

Pain: Depending on response and triggers of the pain. Discuss with your gastroenterologist or physician that is prescribing the medication. ...Read more

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I have severe ibs. Took bentyl (dicyclomine) 4 a few years but it cause severe memory loss. Is there another medication that works as well with out memory loss?

I have severe ibs. Took bentyl (dicyclomine) 4 a few years but it cause severe memory loss. Is there another medication that works as well with out memory loss?

Yes: There's Levsin (hyoscyamine) as a popular option. And although there's no data to support it, i've had good success using Celexa to calm the symptoms down, sometimes quite dramatically. ...Read more

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Is bentyl (dicyclomine) safe during pregnancy?

Is bentyl (dicyclomine) safe during pregnancy?

Avoid Class B drugs: Bentyl (dicyclomine) an anticholinergic prevents spasms in gut muscles and bladder by relaxing them. Fda classified Bentyl as type b drug, meaning effects of Bentyl on an unborn child has not been studied extensively. Bentyl should only be used during pregnancy if clearly needed. Notify prescribing doc if you become pregnant. Bentyl does pass into breast milk. ...Read more

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Taking the generic form of bentyl (dicyclomine) for ibs. I've been on it forit wasn't bad though). Could that be a side effect?

Could what be a: side effect? Bentyl (dicyclomine) Side effects may include (but are not limited to): feeling drowsy, being lightheaded or dizzy, dry mouth, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, weakness, feeling anxious & allergic reactions. ...Read more

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The middle. I guess I have to take bentyl (dicyclomine) but I hate taking meds because of the side effects. Does this sound like ibs?

This Is a riddle. : You've not provided enough info to answer anything. But if you've been evaluated and this product helps use sparingly but as needed. ...Read more

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How long does bentyl (dicyclomine) stay in your system?

BENTYL (dicyclomine): Bentyl (dicyclomine) is given 3x a day, so in 6-8 hours the effect of Bentyl (dicyclomine) is gone. ...Read more

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Can I take bentyl, beano,gas-x, and imodium (loperamide) all in the same day? Thanks in advance.

Yes: Yes you can- None of these drugs should interact with the others, however, the immodium will slow down the intestine transit time and you should be aware of this. Bentyl (dicyclomine) an antispasm medicine might do the same. You should consult with your doctor before using both immodium and bentyl (dicyclomine) in one day. Also, slowing down the Gastrointestinal tract, could make a gas problem worse instead of better. ...Read more

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What is dicyclomine for ?

Dicyclomine: Dicyclomine is a smooth muscle relaxant and is some times used for spasmodic abdominal pain, it relaxes the muscles in the intestine and relieve the pain. ...Read more

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Can I take dicyclomine and bentyl?

Same thing: dicyclomine is the generic name for bentyl, so they are the same. Biggest question is why would you take it? If you've been told you have irritable bowel then find the cause rather than take a bad med to treat the symptoms! Go to A4M.com and use doctor locator tab to find an anti-aging doctor near you to do a gut/stool evaluation with a Genova CDSA or similar. Get the answer and get healthy! ...Read more

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How long would someone take dicyclomine?

No limit: It can be taken indefinitely if the problem warrants it use. ...Read more

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Dicyclomine leaves system in how many days?

About 2 days: Generally we consider a drug gone in 5 half-lifes. One half life means the drug concentration has reduced by 1/2, which takes about 10 hours with dicyclomine. So 5 half-lives is just over 48 hours. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
131 doctors shared insights

Dicyclomine (Definition)

Dicyclomine(Bentyl) Is an anticholinergic antispasmodic medication. It reduces smooth muscle spasm in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. It can used as an adjunctive treatment for conditions like peptic ulcer, diverticulitis, ...Read more