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Is the 10mg bentyl (dicyclomine) causing itching? I've suffered from allergies all my life. Will bentyl (dicyclomine) make me itchy & if it does should I stop?

Is the 10mg bentyl (dicyclomine) causing itching? I've suffered from allergies all my life. Will bentyl (dicyclomine) make me itchy & if it does should I stop?

Possible: Any drug can potentially cause an allergic response, some more serious than others. Unless the drug is absolutely essential, one should avoid any drug which causes itching or serious side effects. For the essential ones, contact your doctor to get a substitue. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I'm taking Nexium (esomeprazole) and bentyl (dicyclomine). I see a small rash/hives on forehead but nowhere else on body, no other signs. How likely is this allergy?

I'm taking Nexium (esomeprazole) and bentyl (dicyclomine). I see a small rash/hives on forehead but nowhere else on body, no other signs. How likely is this allergy?

Unlikely: If the rash is localized it is more likely something you came in contact with. If the rash becomes more widespread or if you develop any swelling, particularly in your throat or have problems breathing, be assessed. If necessary call emergency transport. All the best. ...Read more

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30 year-old woman with a 4-year history of numbness in the upper body, and arms and legs, with undiagnostic imaging studies, but carries diagnos.....?

30 year-old woman with a 4-year history of numbness in the upper body, and arms and legs, with undiagnostic imaging studies, but carries diagnos.....?

Stress related?!: At age 30 with so many normal tests and diagnoses like fibromyalgia and trigeminal nauralgia (highly unusual for that age except in MS, ruled out by the normal MRIs) non organic and stress related problems come to mind Don't forget the symptoms are REAL in those cases too! ...Read more

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Hi there, Could you please tell me what the regular dosing for the drug Dicyclomine is?

Hi there, Could you please tell me what the regular dosing for the drug Dicyclomine is?

Dicyclomine: The usual starting dose is 10 to 20 mg four times a day, with the maximum dose being 40 mg four times a day. You should not change your dose yourself from what your doctor prescribed. If you're having problems with it or if it is not effective, speak with the doctor to determine what the next step is. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the highest dose that you can be on with Bentyl (dicyclomine) for IBS? And is there another medicine that's stronger than Bentyl (dicyclomine)?

What is the highest dose that you can be on with Bentyl (dicyclomine) for IBS? And is there another medicine that's stronger than Bentyl (dicyclomine)?

The highest dose: Is 40 mg 4 times a day. But by that time I usually try something else. You don't list your mess or what you have tried. Hyoscyamine SL would be something to consider ...Read more

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Prescribed bentyl (dicyclomine) for possible ibs. Before taking medications I've been getting heart/chest flutters. Is this medicine safe to take with these issues?

Prescribed bentyl (dicyclomine) for possible ibs. Before taking medications I've been getting heart/chest flutters. Is this medicine safe to take with these issues?

Use w/ caution: Bentyl (dicyclomine) has palpitations (feeling of heart racing) as one of its side effect, so use with caution. If this occurs after intake, pls call your doctor. ...Read more

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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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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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Does Dicyclomine cause weight gain?

No.: Bentyl (dicyclomine) decreases intestinal motility and is usually used to treat irritable -bowel syndrome or other motility disorders. Not associated with weight gain per se although if less abdominal pain you might eat more and therefore gain weight. ...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 dicyclomine overdose?

What is the treatment for dicyclomine overdose?

Dicyclomine (Bentyl): Symptoms of O/D can include: dilated pupils w blurred vision, nausea/ vomiting, headache, dizziness, dry mouth w difficulty swallowing, visual or auditory hallucinations, dry, hot skin & CNS excitedness. Muscle weakness / paralysis is also possible. Treatment of overdose may include gastric lavage, activated charcoal, sedatives & possibly a cholinergic agent. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for bentyl (dicyclomine) overdose?

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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Can bentyl (dicyclomine) mask the symptoms of gastric cancer?

Hard 2 answer..: ...Because gastric cancer often causes no symptoms until it spreads and then the symptoms will depend on where it went to and whether it's causing blockage. My answer would be: Bentyl (dicyclomine) may potentially hide some symptoms but not for long. It seems you had an endoscopy already, though, so I'm not sure why you are so concerned about this. Gastric cancer in a young person like you would be unlikely. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bentyl (Definition)

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