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Long Term Effects Of Bentyl
I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and am taking Dicyclomine to deal with it for over a Month. Is it dangerous long term?
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
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
I have irb. The pain has been constant for a week, Neg. CAT scan. Bentyl (dicyclomine) has not touched, 1 dose. How long before relief?
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
What pain medication can I take for irritable bowel disease? Bentyl (dicyclomine) has no effect and 5mg of percocet is no longer working. The pain is excruciating.
Makes it worse: Opiates are BAD and temporary solutions to any kind of intestinal disorder. They may temporarily mask the pain, but by also slowing down the activity of the bowel they ultimately make the symptoms worse. Anticholinergic drugs like bentyl (dicyclomine) may or may not work. See your PCP or a gastroenterologist to make sure you have the right diagnosis and the right treatment. There are many available options. ...Read more
How long does it take for your stomach and esophagus to get get better from inflammation? Why would the doctor prescribe dicyclomine whenIdonthaveibs
Stomach, esophagus: Stomach and esophageal inflammation are better treated with medications like prilosec or zantac rather than dicyclomine. Healing occurs within a few weeks depending upon severity. Avoidance of caffeine, alcohol, nicotine and anti-inflammatory medication like Advil or Aleve are also important. Treatment for h pylori is occasionally needed. A gastroenterologist is best to evaluate and treat these co ...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
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
I have an ileostomy. Prescribed bentyl (dicyclomine) 10mg up to 4x a day for post surgery stoma spasms. What is chance of side effects some as constipation?
YES: Unless the proper antidote is given or vomiting is induced. ...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
Yes: It is fine to take both medications together. There are no known interactions. ...Read more
Avoid Class B drugs: Bentyl (dicyclomine) an anticholinergic prevents spasms in gut muscles and bladder by relaxing them. Fda classified Bentyl as type b drug, meaning effects of Bentyl on an unborn child has not been studied extensively. Bentyl should only be used during pregnancy if clearly needed. Notify prescribing doc if you become pregnant. Bentyl does pass into breast milk. ...Read more