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I am on my periods. Bad cramps. ..Took mefanamic acid and dicyclomine HCl feeling weak and fatigue what additional care do I take?

I am on my periods. Bad cramps. ..Took mefanamic acid and dicyclomine HCl feeling weak and fatigue what additional care do I take?

Birth Control Pills: The inside lining of your uterus grows in response to female hormones, and sloughs during a period releasing prostaglandin hormones. They make your muscular uterine walls contract.

Drugs like Ibuprofen and mefanamic acid block production & reduce pain; best taken @ earliest onset of cramps. Try birth control pills to reduce growth of the lining, hence lessen cramps. Heating pad on tummy too. ...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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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 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 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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Can I take probiotics with bentyl and zantac (ranitidine)?

Can I take probiotics with bentyl and zantac (ranitidine)?

Yes: Not only can you, but since it sounds like you are having gastrointestinal symptoms it is wise to take probiotics. See this series of articles for more on natural approaches for intestinal issues: http://chriskresser. Com/heartburn
if you are having irritable bowel problems consider the fodmap diet:
http://stanfordhospital. Org/digestivehealth/nutrition/dh-low-fodmap-diet-handout. Pdf. ...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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Taking the generic form of bentyl (dicyclomine) for ibs. I've been on it forit wasn't bad though). Could that be a side effect?

Could what be a: Side effect? Bentyl (dicyclomine) Side effects
may include (but are not limited to): feeling drowsy, being lightheaded or dizzy, dry mouth, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, weakness, feeling anxious & allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Can you take bentyl, hyoscyamine and pepcid (famotidine) together?

Can you take bentyl, hyoscyamine and pepcid (famotidine) together?

Yes, but only if...: Yes, you can take those medications together assuming that same physician prescribed all 3 for you and that you purchased at same pharmacy (so that pharmacist can point out interactions). While there's not an absolute reason not to take together, there are some concerns for aggravating potential side effects by taking 1st & 2nd drugs together (http://goo. Gl/jjvLRp). So do be careful! ...Read more

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The middle. I guess I have to take bentyl (dicyclomine) but I hate taking meds because of the side effects. Does this sound like ibs?

This Is a riddle.: You've not provided enough info to answer anything. But if you've been evaluated and this product helps use sparingly but as needed. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with light gastritis and Helicobater. I've been having some pain in my right side. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not working. What I can take? Bentyl?

I've been diagnosed with light gastritis and Helicobater. I've been having some pain in my right side. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not working. What I can take? Bentyl?

Bentyl (dicyclomine): Is an anti-spasmodic particularly effective for LOWER bowel (constipation related to spasm) Your problem is complex!! Are you on antibiotic??? What other GI meds are you taking??? Ask?? again...with more details
Hope this helps

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bentyl (Definition)

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