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Bentyl Over The Counter
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My doctor gave me dicyclomine 10mg and it helped a lot. I haven't had time to go back to the doctor to get more. Is there a over-the-counter for this?
No: It is a prescription medication with no OTC counterpart but it is not scheduled so your physician can prescribe refills. ...Read more
I have a hx of abdominal cramping and I am out of bentyl (dicyclomine). Is there an otc medication I can get until I can get to my dr on Monday?
I have a prescription for bentyl it says on the label not to take otc meds without consulting a doctor am I able to take nexium (esomeprazole) with this medication?
No Interaction: You should be fine taking these medications together ...Read more
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?
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: Unless the proper antidote is given or vomiting is induced. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
What is the standard starting dose of bentyl (dicyclomine) and how long does it remain active in your system?
Hours: Starting dose is 10 mg 3 times per day. This means that the effect does not last for more than few hours at a time. ...Read more
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
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
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
Yes: This combination is not a problem. Good luck. ...Read more