Bentyl Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Bentyl
Generic Name: dicyclomine (Pronunciation: dye SYE kloe meen)
- What is dicyclomine (Bentyl)?
- What are the possible side effects of dicyclomine (Bentyl)?
- What is the most important information I should know about dicyclomine (Bentyl)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking dicyclomine (Bentyl)?
- How should I take dicyclomine (Bentyl)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Bentyl)?
- What happens if I overdose (Bentyl)?
- What should I avoid while taking dicyclomine (Bentyl)?
- What other drugs will affect dicyclomine (Bentyl)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is dicyclomine (Bentyl)?
Dicyclomine relieves spasms of the muscles in the stomach and intestines.
Dicyclomine is used to treat functional bowel or irritable bowel syndrome.
Dicyclomine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Bentyl 10 mg
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Bentyl 20 mg
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Dicyclomine 10 mg-MYL
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Dicyclomine 10 mg-URL
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Dicyclomine 10 mg-WAT
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Dicyclomine 20 mg-MYL
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Dicyclomine 20 mg-URL
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Dicyclomine 20 mg-WAT
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What are the possible side effects of dicyclomine (Bentyl)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using dicyclomine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- severe constipation, bloating, or stomach pain;
- worsening of diarrhea or other irritable bowel symptoms;
- feeling very thirsty or hot, being unable to urinate, heavy sweating, or hot and dry skin
- confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior; or
- pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest.
Less serious side effects may include:
- drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, nervousness;
- blurred vision;
- dry mouth, stuffy nose; or
- mild constipation.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Bentyl (dicyclomine) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects »
What is the most important information I should know about dicyclomine (Bentyl)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of dicyclomine.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Dicyclomine can decrease your sweating, which can lead to heat stroke in a hot environment.
Stop using dicyclomine and call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects such as confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior, fast or uneven heart rate, or if you urinate less than usual or not at all.
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