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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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