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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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Dx of IBS and early stage autoimmune disorder taking omeprazole, bupropion, plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and bentyl as needed. I have period cramps. Best OTC pain meds?

Dx of IBS and early stage autoimmune disorder taking omeprazole, bupropion, plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and bentyl as needed. I have period cramps. Best OTC pain meds?

Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen): Take them early before the cramps get too bad and take 2 of the aleve (naproxen) twice a day and 3-4 of the Ibuprofen 3 times a day. You aso can soak in a hot tub. That often helps as well. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if I don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if I don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. I haven't heard that it can interfere with diet pills but those can be dangerous on their own. ...Read more

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Can I take myrbetriq & dicyclomine at same time?

Can I take myrbetriq & dicyclomine at same time?

Yes: Yes, those two medications are okay to take together. ...Read more

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Can somebody die from a bentyl (dicyclomine) overdose?

Can somebody die from a bentyl (dicyclomine) overdose?

YES: Unless the proper antidote is given or vomiting is induced. ...Read more

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Can you take dicyclomine & diclofenac at the same time?

Yes, you can: There is no drug interaction between these drugs.
If concerned talk to the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Can I take Bentyl (dicyclomine) and propranolol together?

Yes: One is a Beta Blocker and the other is an anti-spasmodic drug. They are not contraindicated to take together. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dicyclomine overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Dicyclomine overdose?

Dicyclomine overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. "Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, dilated pupils, weakness or loss of movement in any part of your body, trouble swallowing, fainting, or seizure (convulsions)." REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/mtm/dicyclomine.html ...Read more

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It says to take Bentyl (dicyclomine) 30-60 minutes before meals. Does that mean it will not work if you take it anytime during the day & not just before meals?

Will still work: Since Bentyl (dicyclomine) is an antispasmodic, it is used to "relax" the bowels. In IBS, many events are triggered by food so Bentyl (dicyclomine) is generally taken a little before every meal. ...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

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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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Can I take 200mg of bentyl (dicyclomine) a day?

Too much: The standard dose for Bentyl (dicyclomine) would be 10-20 mg 3-4 times a day, making a maximum dose of 80 mg. A dose of 200 mg would be excessive. ...Read more

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How long does it take bentyl (dicyclomine) to work?

How long does it take bentyl (dicyclomine) to work?

Not too long: Bentyl (dicyclomine) is a medication that is rapidly and well absorbed. The medication usually peaks at about 60-90 minutes and this is when most efficacy is seen. ...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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How long does it take for bentyl (dicyclomine) to start working once you take it?

Varies: Each individual is different and how it is absorbed makes a difference. Usually it is 20-30 minutes but it could take over an hour. Sometimes you need a blood level of it to work for the intestines so it may take a day or so to be the most effective if taking it 3- 4 times a day ...Read more

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Hi there, Could you please tell me what the regular dosing for the drug Dicyclomine is?

Dicyclomine: The usual starting dose is 10 to 20 mg four times a day, with the maximum dose being 40 mg four times a day. You should not change your dose yourself from what your doctor prescribed. If you're having problems with it or if it is not effective, speak with the doctor to determine what the next step is. Good luck. ...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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Is dicyclomine a narcotic?

Is dicyclomine a narcotic?

No: It is an anticholenergic medication used in the treatment of irriatablle bowel syndrome (ibs-d). ...Read more

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Could you take hydrocodone with dicyclomine?

Yes with care.: Dicyclomine can slow bowel function down and so can hydrocodone and thus the combined effect of the two medications when used together can be constipation. Thus and if both are in use, I would be careful and watch out for slowed bowel function that can lead to constipation. Alert health care professional accordingly should change of bowel habits begin to occur if the above medications are in use. ...Read more

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Can I take bisacodyl and dicyclomine/ bentyl together?

Yes, but: What are you treating? Bisacodyl is a laxative. Bentyl (dicyclomine) is an antispasmodic. To some extent the laxative would cause cramps to cause a movement and ease constipation. If this is your primary problem then you should just take the laxative. If cramps is the primary problem and you are not constipated, you don't need a laxative. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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