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Is it possible that I take bentyl, beano, gas-x, and imodium (loperamide) all in the same day?

Is it possible that I take bentyl, beano, gas-x, and imodium (loperamide) all in the same day?

Yes, but why?: It sounds like you have some GI symptoms that may include cramping, gas, bloating, and loose stools. This may be related to irritable bowel syndrome, which is a functional disorder. However, a 'shotgun' approach is not the best way to manage it. See your doctor for a good history and physical exam, and s/he should be able to get you started on a management plan. The plan may need tweaking. ...Read more

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

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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If you took pepto bismol can you take imodium (loperamide) the same day?

If you took pepto bismol can you take imodium (loperamide) the same day?

Pepto + Imodium (loperamide): This should be no problem and often these two drugs are prescribed together. I would recommend that you space each drug as far apart from the other drug as possible. This way the pepto bismol will not interfere with the system absorption of the imodium (loperamide). ...Read more

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Can I take celebrex (celecoxib) and dicyclomine at the same time?

Can I take celebrex (celecoxib) and dicyclomine at the same time?

Interaction: There is no known interaction between above two meds. ...Read more

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Can I take imodium (loperamide) with ercefuryl at the same time?

Why?: Both are antidiarrheal medication. Why would you want to take both? It sounds like over kill. I would suggest try taking one medication as prescribed- wait four hours, if no improvement, then try the other medication. ...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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Is it safe to take Bentyl (Dicyclomine) and Zyrtec (cetirizine) at the same time, or a couple of hours apart? Thanks!

Is it safe to take Bentyl (Dicyclomine) and Zyrtec (cetirizine) at the same time, or a couple of hours apart? Thanks!

Yes: Bentyl (dicyclomine), is safe with Zyrtec (cetirizine), but not with first generation antihistamines as diphenhydramine or hydroxyzine. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, good luck ...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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I take 21 imodium (loperamide) a day, is this safe?

I take 21 imodium (loperamide) a day, is this safe?

Imodium (loperamide): I would question the real need for Imodium (loperamide) on a daily basis here. If your gastroenterologist is following you for ibs diarrhea-type, then this may be part of the therapy plan. But I would need more context to provide more detailed direction/recommendations. Seeing a licensed gastroenterologist (if you're not already) is recommended. ...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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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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Was taking clindamycin 150 mg 4 X day for 2 days now I have persistent diarrhea I stoped takeing it my pharmist told my to take Imodium (loperamide) to stop?

Was taking clindamycin 150 mg 4 X day for 2 days now I have persistent diarrhea I stoped takeing it my pharmist told my to take Imodium (loperamide) to stop?

Diarrhea w/ antibx: This is a very common side-effect of antibiotics, but it doesn't mean you're allergic. Just that the normal bacteria in your gut are getting killed off and aren't able to help digest your food. You can use imodium (loperamide) to help firm your stools and stop the diarrhea. Read the package instructions and don't take too much. Then tell your Dr that you need something else for the infection s/he was treating ...Read more

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Hi doctors, please I want to know if it is safe to take imodium for occasional diarrhea, along with Zoloft (200mg/day). Thank you in advance,?

Hi doctors, please I want to know if it is safe to take imodium for occasional diarrhea, along with Zoloft (200mg/day). Thank you in advance,?

Imodium isn't good: I don't recommend imodium or other meds that might stop diarrhea - because if u think about it, diarrhea is actually good. Your body is getting rid of toxins (bacteria, viruses etc) -so why stop it up? On rare occasion, such as a wedding, then I would agree. There are other ways to work with the symptoms though... such as staying at home half the day. No drug interactions to worry about w/ Zoloft ...Read more

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Can I take imodium (loperamide) anti diarrhea with avelox. Second day on avelox and have diarrhea.?

Can I take imodium (loperamide) anti diarrhea with avelox. Second day on avelox and have diarrhea.?

You may: Temporary GI disturbances are quite common with antibiotics, so a little patience with this understanding comes handy to get the intended benefit from the treatment. I would recommend extra clear liquids like electrolyte solutions, yogurt and probiotic to help restore GI health before Imodium (loperamide). ...Read more

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Does Dicyclomine 10 mg., one time daily, work same day for irritable bowel syndrome or may it take 2 weeks to work? What dosages does it come in?

Does Dicyclomine 10 mg., one time daily, work same day for irritable bowel syndrome or may it take 2 weeks to work? What dosages does it come in?

Works fast: It works fast, actually the dose is 10-20 mg before each meal, I will definitely start with 10 mg if this the first time user, to make sure there is no side effect. Work much better with IBS associated with loose BM.
adjusting diet, eat multiple small meals, avoid food that usually caused problems, and that based on each individual separately, exercise, and meditation, and stress management. ...Read more

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Had a colonoscopy done the other day and Dr said my colon was twisted and I have a bunch of scar tissue. Was told take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and bentyl. Normal?

Had a colonoscopy done the other day and Dr said my colon was twisted and I have a bunch of scar tissue. Was told take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and bentyl. Normal?

It is a possibility: Given, your previous history of gastric bypass and appendectomy surgeries you might have scar tissue.
A ct scan or barium enema would also show if your colon were twisted. ...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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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 you take pepto and imodium (loperamide)?

Can you take pepto and imodium (loperamide)?

Stomach meds: You should be able to take both. Pepto is like an antacid and Imodium (loperamide) is an antispasmodic to relax the gut. ...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

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Can I take Imodium (loperamide) if iv been given buscopan?

Can I take Imodium (loperamide) if iv been given buscopan?

No interaction found: Hyoscine butylbromide, also known as scopolamine butylbromide and sold under the brandname Buscopan, is a medication used to treat crampy abdominal pain, renal colic, and bladder spasms. No interaction was found between this product (which is unavailable in America) with loperamide. Reference: http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1482-0, 2048-1336 ...Read more

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Can I take phenegran and imodium (loperamide) plus together?

Can I take phenegran and imodium (loperamide) plus together?

Not recommended: Using loperamide together with promethazine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness. Ref. Http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1483-12626, 1949-1259 ...Read more

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I have taken Imodium, I feel very nauseous can I take Maxolon?

I have taken Imodium, I feel very nauseous can I take Maxolon?

Interactions: Not aware of interactions so think its OK. However everyone is different so check with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Is it fine to take dicyclomine while taking aciphex (rabeprazole)?

Yes: It is fine to take both medications together. There are no known interactions. ...Read more

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Imodium (Definition)

Imodium is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bentyl (Definition)

Bentyl is an anti-ulcer agent which is a ...Read more