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Doctor insights on: Is It Fine To Take Dicyclomine While Taking Aciphex

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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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I am taking Aciphex-20 two times. Can I take Schiff Digestive advantage probiotic also? Please answer.

I am taking Aciphex-20 two times. Can I take Schiff Digestive advantage probiotic also? Please answer.

Yes but two AcipHex (rabeprazole) 20 mg a day is a lot: I think a better question would be why do you need this much abdominal medication. A large dose of the medication could impair your magnesium and give you more problems than you started with. Perhaps some lifestyle changes would be good. I suggest avoiding alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine as well as any specific food that upsets your stomach. If you are overweight consider substantial weight loss. ...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 you take dicyclomine & diclofenac at the same time?

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 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 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)?

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 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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bentyl (Definition)

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