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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Is it more effective to take bentyl (dicyclomine) regularly (three times a day) or "as needed" (when I feel symptoms)?

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 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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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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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 one develop "ibs-like" problems following polypectomy? 2+ months still having issues + discomfort in upper right ab. Just started dicyclomine.

Can one develop "ibs-like" problems following polypectomy?  2+ months still having issues + discomfort in upper right ab. Just started dicyclomine.

Anxiety related: Hi, ibs is usually in anxious patients, you might be already prone to it. Polyp diagnosis has nothing to do with it. If you are type a personality, anxious person, you can get diarrhea, burning urine. Its like overactive gut, Dicyclomine helps. May be post diagnosis of polyp, you are worried about it and ibs got worse. ...Read more

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My GI dr has released me-salmonella was june 2012. When will the IBS finally subside? Still taking bentyl (dicyclomine). Family dr says give it more time.

My GI dr has released me-salmonella was june 2012. When will the IBS finally subside? Still taking bentyl (dicyclomine). Family dr says give it more time.

IBS: You may need to go back to the GI doctor but sometimes following a severe infection it can alter the normal function of the intestinal lining. Sometimes eliminating gluten, dairy, and adding good bacteria (probiotics) can be beneficial. ...Read more

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Just started bentyl 20mg 3x daily for ibs- should it be making me nauseous/seasick? Will that fade over time? Is it safe to take Zofran (ondansetron) as well?

Just started bentyl 20mg 3x daily for ibs- should it be making me nauseous/seasick? Will that fade over time? Is it safe to take Zofran (ondansetron) as well?

Let your Doctor know: Usually you should not feel seasick. Discuss with your doctor since I don't know details of your history. He may adjust dosage or change medication. You can take zofran (ondansetron) now till seen your doctor. ...Read more

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F 29 DX IBS abd pain bloating vomiting diarrhea dull headache & weak Pain woke me up 3 times last night bentyl (dicyclomine) is not helping What else might help?

F 29 DX IBS abd pain bloating vomiting diarrhea dull headache & weak Pain woke me up 3 times last night bentyl (dicyclomine) is not helping What else might help?

Ginger tea: I'm a strong advocate of ginger — boil a few slices in water x 10 min, add some honey and drink — it should help with stomach pains and nausea. "Volume" -that is beverages (without caffeine!) can help when you have GI losses like yours. Fluids will help with 'strength' as well-restoring some energy. Another drink I like is hot chocolate-melt dark chocolate in hot water. No milk, but little sugar. ...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?

Same thing: Dicyclomine is the generic name for bentyl, so they are the same. The 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?

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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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

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Can I take Bentyl (dicyclomine) and propranolol together?

Yes: One is a Beta Blocker and the other is an anti-spasmodic drug. They are not contraindicated to take together. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dicyclomine overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Dicyclomine overdose?

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

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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bentyl (Definition)

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