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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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How long does it take for your stomach and esophagus to get get better from inflammation? Why would the doctor prescribe dicyclomine whenIdonthaveibs

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

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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

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What are are the dicyclomine side effects for a 15 year old male? 20mg dose.

What are are the dicyclomine side effects for a 15 year old male? 20mg dose.

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

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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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Dicyclomine leaves system in how many days?

About 2 days: Generally we consider a drug gone in 5 half-lifes. One half life means the drug concentration has reduced by 1/2, which takes about 10 hours with dicyclomine. So 5 half-lives is just over 48 hours. ...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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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 somebody die from a bentyl (dicyclomine) overdose?

Can somebody die from a bentyl (dicyclomine) overdose?

YES: Unless the proper antidote is given or vomiting is induced. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Dicyclomine overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Dicyclomine overdose?

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

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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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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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Does bentyl (dicyclomine) help ulcers?

Adjunctive use only: 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, colitis, regional enteritis, etc. ...Read more

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Is bentyl (dicyclomine) safe during pregnancy?

Is bentyl (dicyclomine) safe during pregnancy?

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

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What is the treatment for bentyl (dicyclomine) overdose?

Overdose: Muscle relaxants, stomach lavage, and supportive medical treatment in er to stabilize vital signs & cardiac/metabolic functions. ...Read more

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Does dicyclomine relieve gas in abdomen?

Does dicyclomine relieve gas in abdomen?

It may: Although, it doesn't act on gas production, it may help with relieving intestine spasms that are often present with increased gas production. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bentyl (Definition)

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