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I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and am taking Dicyclomine to deal with it for over a Month. Is it dangerous long term?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Prescribed: It is a prescription drug.Get a more detailed answer ›
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