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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dicyclomine (Overview)

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.


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What is dicyclomine for?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
131 Doctors shared insights

Dicyclomine (Overview)

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.


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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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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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How does the pills work does it desolve the rocks or do they come out when we use the restroom im a female with gallstones and im taking dicyclomine?

Spasm: Dicyclomine is a medication that may alleviate the spasm of the gallbladder which is painful. Your gallbladder can not empty properly most likely because of stones or sludge that are blocking the duct. We have had limited success with medications that dissolve only certain types of stones. ...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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What are are the dicyclomine side effects for a 15 year old male? 20mg dose.

What are are the dicyclomine side effects for a 15 year old male? 20mg dose.

Anticholinergic: A few side effects are predictable with this type of medication: dry mouth, drowsiness, constipation, bladder disfunction, and other less common neurological effects. But the medication may be very helpful for various digestive conditions. Talk this over with your doctor to assure that your getting more benefit than detriment. ...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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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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What is the treatment for dicyclomine overdose?

What is the treatment for dicyclomine overdose?

Dicyclomine (Bentyl): Symptoms of O/D can include: dilated pupils w blurred vision, nausea/ vomiting, headache, dizziness, dry mouth w difficulty swallowing, visual or auditory hallucinations, dry, hot skin & CNS excitedness. Muscle weakness / paralysis is also possible. Treatment of overdose may include gastric lavage, activated charcoal, sedatives & possibly a cholinergic agent. ...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?

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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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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