- Are Bentyl and Linzess the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Bentyl?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Linzess?
- What is Bentyl?
- What is Linzess?
- What Drugs Interact with Bentyl?
- What Drugs Interact with Linzess?
- How Should Bentyl Be Taken?
- How Should Linzess Be Taken?
Are Bentyl and Linzess the Same Thing?
What Are Possible Side Effects of Bentyl?
Common side effects of Bentyl include:
- dry mouth,
- blurred vision,
- dry eyes,
- increased heart rate,
- difficulty urinating,
- stuffy nose, and
- abdominal bloating
What Are Possible Side Effects of Linzess?
Common side effects of Linzess include:
- stomach/abdominal pain or discomfort,
- headache, or
- cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, or sinus pain.
What is Bentyl?
Bentyl (dicyclomine) is an anticholinergics prescribed for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
What is Linzess?
Linzess (linaclotide) is a guanylate cyclase-C agonist used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) in adults.
What Drugs Interact With Bentyl?
Bentyl may also interact with other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, or anxiety), digoxin, metoclopramide, atropine, belladonna, benztropine, dimenhydrinate, methscopolamine, scopolamine, bronchodilators, bladder or urinary medications, heart rhythm medications, irritable bowel medications, nitrates, steroids, or ulcer medications.
What Drugs Interact With Linzess?
Linzess may interact with other drugs.
How Should Bentyl Be Taken?
How Should Linzess Be Taken?
The recommended dose of Linzess for those with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is 290 mcg taken once a day on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before the first meal of the day. The same applies for those with chronic idiopathic constipation only the dosage is 145 mcg. Pediatric patients under the age of 17 should not take Linzess.
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RxList. Bentyl Medication Guide.
RxList. Linzess Medication Guide.