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Medicine For Bentyl Allergy
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
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
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
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
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
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
Us it okay to take Dicyclomine 10mg if your also on 12.5mg of atenolol. Both were prescribed by different doctors. Gastro has my history of drugs.
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?
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
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
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
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
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