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Bentyl vs. Viberzi

Are Bentyl and Viberzi the Same Thing?

Bentyl (dicyclomine) and Viberzi (eluxadoline) are prescribed to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Viberzi is specifically used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D).

Bentyl and Viberzi belong to different drug classes. Bentyl is an anticholinergic and Viberzi is a mu-opioid receptor agonist.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Bentyl?

Common side effects of Bentyl include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Viberzi?

Common side effects of Viberzi include:

What is Bentyl?

Bentyl (dicyclomine) is an anticholinergics prescribed for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

What is Viberzi?

Viberzi (eluxadoline) is a mu-opioid receptor agonist used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D).

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What Drugs Interact With Bentyl?

Bentyl may interact with amantadine, MAO inhibitors, phenothiazines, or antidepressants.

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 Viberzi?

Viberzi may interact with other irritable bowel medications, narcotic pain medicines, or heart rhythm medications.

Viberzi may also interact with cyclosporine, gemfibrozil, antiretrovirals, rifampin, eltrombopag, ciprofloxacin, fluconazole, clarithromycin, paroxetine, bupropion, anticholinergics, opioids, rosuvastatin, dihydroergotamine, ergotamine, pimozide, sirolimus, or tacrolimus.

How Should Bentyl Be Taken?

The usual doses of Bentyl range from from 20 - 40 mg given 4 times daily.

How Should Viberzi Be Taken?

The recommended dosage of Viberzi in adults is 100 mg twice daily, taken with food.

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References

RxList. Bentyl Medication Guide.
https://www.rxlist.com/bentyl-drug.htm#medguide
RxList. Viberzi Medication Guide.
https://www.rxlist.com/viberzi-drug.htm#medguide

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