Bentyl

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Comment from: 75 or over Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 11

GI doc pr3escribed it at just 10mg for 1 week than 2 X 10mg. I Ttookit for 4 days and now have more severe abdominal pain and constipation. The pain is so severe I am considering going to the ER. Timed is not for me and I'll never take it again.

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Comment from: Nvmylili 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 27

I am a diabetic and I only take this pill twice a day for bloating from IBS but it has raised my blood sugar in the 200’s and I’m giving myself a lot of shots trying to get control of my blood sugar. Is anyone else having this problem ?

Comment from: Paulekas 25-34 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: May 22

Ok so i went to er with abdominal bloating spasms indigestion etc so they gave me bentyl to try first pill maybe helped but later on it was a disaster 4x more bloating gas i literally thought ill die or go crazy so stay away from this crap try natural ways to heal also stay away from librax

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Comment from: Kamala1227 35-44 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: August 20

I’ve been taking this drug for nearly 2 years since having c diff and having to get a stool transplant. I always had mild Ibs now it’s worse, this drug helps a lot. Doctor recently had to up the dose but still works well. Upping the dose I’m noticing a few more side effects such as dizziness and drowsiness but nothing too bad. Works pretty well for me.

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Comment from: Jmbailey 25-34 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 17

This medication is wonderful when used to control IBS-D. I felt like a normal personal for once in that aspect. HOWEVER, the side effects, for me, were not worth the relief; and it takes a lot for me to say that, as I’m a teacher and don’t have the ability to use the restroom with ease as I cannot leave my students unattended. I felt like I was in a mental haze while taking this med. I was extremely drowsy, confused, and generally felt depressed emotionally. Also, I took this medication once before a long international flight, and it made me fall asleep almost immediately. I woke up due to turbulence about thirty minutes later, and I was convinced that the plane was going down. The anxiety and paranoia that I felt was unreal. This is just not a medication that is sustainable for my lifestyle, unfortunately.

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Comment from: Crys 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 24

Great for pain and diarrhea, but bad side effects. Blurred vision, dry and red eyes, headaches, extreme fatigue, and agitation. Not worth it. Peppermint oil capsules and calcium carbonate are a better choice.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: February 19

I have been given this medication to treat muscle spasms in my stomach. Works well and helps with occasional bloating. The only side effect I feel is a stiff neck after about 2 days of taking this medication. I don't know if they are related and was wondering if anyone else has this symptom?

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Comment from: Bec 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 20

This is really helping my irritable bowl syndrome, but I’m worried about side affects for long term use!!!!!

Comment from: a6603 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 27

Everybody is different, but unfortunately this one did not work out for me. I feel like it didn't really do anything to relieve my stomach and esophagus, but it did give me severe dry mouth (nauseatingly dry- defeats the purpose of trying to relieve my stomach). Worth trying, but not very effective for me and my needs

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Comment from: rdb5 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 20

was given this medicine for symptoms of UC. I have been in pain for a year and finally I went to a dr that prescribed this medicine to me and I am no longer in pain. I am so happy.

Comment from: Mr. News 55-64 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: January 25

I use 1/2 tablet (10mg) prophylactically to prevent cramps, tenesmus, and diarrhea. It usually works extremely well, if taken at least 2-3 hours in advance. Its effects seem to last for up to 10 hours. Sometimes I take it in conjunction with .0625mg (1/4 tablet) of alprazolam, and it works even better. I can eat out, and not feel sick! Very effective for me.

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Comment from: Ell 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 21

I have IBS-D. I tried this medication for 1 month. It made my symptoms worse. It made me more irregular and made the intestinal pain much worse.

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Comment from: jimi 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 23

I have been on before. Warning: It says mixing with other sedatives may cause extreme drowsiness and it will. I mean EXTREME. Was given an injection in the hospital a few days ago and was reluctant to take it at home because I also take klonopin etc. As long as I separate it a couple of hours before or after my other meds. I'm 56, have had ibs since my teens, and took it then. As long as you are careful about taking it with other sedatives it should help Ibs and other bowel problems. Just be careful about what you take with it. If you must take it with other sedatives, seperate the bentyl by at least 2-3 hours or more. It may take a few days to get the full benefits of this drug. Don't expect much for a couple of days at least. After that, it does what it claims to do.

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Comment from: Pooh 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 27

This treatment helped a lot of gas I use to experience

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Comment from: 25-34 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: July 23

I have IBS-C and actually in my case stops the pain and spasms and without the side effect of constipation. I don't know where I would be without this medication I really don't.

Related Reading: constipation

Comment from: Willoma French 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: June 20

Used for stomach cramps... the only weird thing about it it that my lips and face start tingling... no rashes or discomfort... just makes my face tingle. Maybe its a part of the relaxing of the muscles.

Comment from: SLA 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 13

Many years ago I took Bentyl for IBS pain. Worked great for a long time, then I began noticing it triggered heart palpitations, so I had to stop taking it. Went into the ER this morning thinking I had diverticulitis, but after a CT scan was diagnosed with a severe IBS flare and given a Rx for Bentyl. Decided to try it again. Didn't really work well (I only took half a tablet, so 10 mg), and I developed a migraine aura and have had palpitations and a brief atrial fibrillation period (15 seconds). My heart is pounding like crazy. So no more Bentyl for me ... I'd rather have pain than this craziness. My father also takes Bentyl and it works great for him, but with my history of PVCs and PACs (heart palpitations), this is a no-go for me.

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Comment from: Walt 55-64 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: January 26

Traveling was awful for me until I began using this medicine. It is a godsend! My stress levels then shot up with a job change and 20 mg at the first sign of symptoms has spared me a LOT of pain. This is certainly the best medicinal I have ever taken. God bless the scientists who invented this wonderful pain saving wonder drug!

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Comment from: tnewbolt 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 29

Diagnosed with UC in Jan of this year. Taking Humira for it now. Diagnosed with Pancreatitis at Thanksgiving and had my gallbladder removed 2 weeks later. 80% of the pain went away after the surgery but still was having stomach spasms. Started Bentyl and spasms are gone. Finally living with no pain!

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Pharmacy Editor: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

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