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I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and am taking Dicyclomine to deal with it for over a Month. Is it dangerous long term?

I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and am taking Dicyclomine to deal with it for over a Month. Is it dangerous long term?

Dicyclomine : The only problem is the side effects which include rapid heart beat dry mouth and sometimes difficulty with urination. Long term use can result in tachyphylaxsis which means the medicine may stop working. ...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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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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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?

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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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 have irb. The pain has been constant for a week, Neg. CAT scan. Bentyl (dicyclomine) has not touched, 1 dose. How long before relief?

Variable: Late teen female with IBS pain unresponsive to one dose of Bentyl (dicyclomine) might try additional doses and have concern for Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, which is highly associated with IBS. Gastroenterologist and Osteopath might help to diagnose. ...Read more

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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 ?..

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

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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.

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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I went to the ER after experiencing abdominal cramps and burning for 24 hours from Zoloft (sertraline). 48 hours now and a Bentyl pill, how long should it hurt?

Contact your doctor: Abdominal pain typically goes away after taking Zoloft (sertraline) for 5 to 7 days but if the pain is intense it is important to contact your doctor that prescribes the Zoloft (sertraline) and discuss trying a different medication. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bentyl (Definition)

Bentyl is an anti-ulcer agent which is a ...Read more