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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?
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
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
I was told long ago my stomach has spasms and given dicyclomine..Once 10 mg...Once 20 mg...My stomach is spasming again..Is there a higher dose ?..
See a physician: Reading between the lines it would appear to me that you need more than just a dose increase. You gastroenterologist should re-evaluate your diagnosis and whether your current treatment is appropriate. ...Read more
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
What is the highest dose that you can be on with Bentyl for IBS? and is there another medicine that's stronger than Bentyl?
I have irb. The pain has been constant for a week, Neg. CAT scan. Bentyl has not touched, 1 dose. How long before relief?
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
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
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