Bentyl

Active Ingredient(s): Dicyclomine
FDA Approved: * May 11, 1950
Pharm Company: * AXCAN SCANDIPHARM
Category: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Bentyl Overview

Dicycloverine, also known as dicyclomine, is a medication that is used to treat spasms of the intestines such as occur in irritable bowel syndrome.[1][2] It is taken by mouth or by injection into a muscle.[2] While it has been used in baby colic and enterocolitis evidence does not support these uses.[2] Common side effects include dry mouth, blurry vision, weakness, sleepiness, and lightheadedness.[2] Serious side...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dicyclomine

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Bentyl possibly causing bad side effects

I have been taking bentyl 10mg 4 times a day as needed and zofran 4mg 2 times a day as needed for approximately 4 to 6 months. The medications have stopped most of my stomach issues. I take approximately 12 to 14 bentyl pills a week and a zofran pill every morning with 20mg of nexium. 3 weeks ago I woke up one morning and was extremely depressed and had crazy thoughts in my head including suicide. After 2 weeks of the symptoms, I spoke with my pharmacist who stated it was the bentyl causing my issues and requested I stop taking the medicine. I stopped taking all the medication approximately 9 days ago and the symptoms have eased substantially but every once in a while they come back. I'm still getting extremely anxious and having bad thoughts but they are nowhere near as bad as they...

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Can you take Bentyl with Xanax?

I just started taking Bentyl for diarrhea, but I have been taking Xanax for anxiety. Now I'm feeling very dizzy. Should I stop Xanax? ## Hello Ern, I'll start by giving some helpful advice. Any time that you are taking prescription medication it is a good idea to contact your doctor prior to taking anything else, even if it is over the counter medication for something that may seem rather urgent. According to the cvs drug interaction checker this combination of medication may increase the sedative properties. This is a moderate drug interaction and shouldn't be cause for a great concern generally but I don't know your entire health history or medical status. Since the Xanax is the prescription medication I would suggest you don't stop taking that medication and inste...

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Bentyl side effects are horrible

I have been on Bentyl for about 6 weeks and the constipation is so bad that I have had to take laxatives. I'm seriously thinking of not taking it anymore. ## Hello, Kathy! How are you doing? Has there been any change? Constipation is not a common side effect of this medication, it is actually listed by the FDA as being a very rare one. Have you consulted your medical provider? You may need to try a different medication, this one may not be right for you. Has anyone else experienced this while taking Bentyl? ## I was on bentyl off & on for about four years now & ive been having vision issues . I went to ER for dizziness, light headness & anxiety , blurred vision & headaches . I had MRI done everything was normal but the Dr. informed me that these were serious side eff...

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Bentyl and feeling hypogylcemic

I've been taking this medication, 20 mgs. 3x a day for a few weeks, and have been experiencing the feeling of low blood sugar. Anyone else? ## Hi, I have been taking Bentyl or Dicyclomine (same medicine) for 4 years I have not experienced that. I would tell your doctor. It might be too strong. It serves me well. Please tell them right away. ## Hello SLH, I'm sorry to hear that you're experiencing these issues. I did a bit of research and according to the NIH Bentyl could possibly result in the following side effects. dry mouth, blurred vision, dry eyes, confusion, agitation, increased heart rate, constipation, difficulty urinating, headache, nervousness, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness, flushing, nausea, vomiting, rash, stuffy nose, and abdominal bloating If...

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Bentyl. Causing nausea and nervousness in system.

Are the side affects causing these systems. I have no abdominal pain just nervousness throughout digestive tract and nausea, dry mouth and tired but cannot sleep to nervousness in system. ## Hello, Vicky! How are you? Yes, those can be side effects of this medication, as listed by the FDA and they should improve in time, as your body gets used to the medication. You may also experience diarrhea and headache. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I was told by my doctor that Dicyclomine would help with the urgent need to go to the bathroom or slow it down. That along with stomache pain is the reason I’m taking it. ## Stopped taking benyl but feel nausea and nervousness in stomach and burning sensation. Took it for 1 month stopped and started back for 2 days now having problems...

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Itch but no rash and tingly tongue

I was prescribed 20mg. Bentyl for possible IBS. After the first dose I was extremely dizzy,tired and developed a headache. The second dose that I took six hours later gave me the same reactions but it additionally made me itch and the tip of my tongue felt tingly. The next day I took half of one and again had the same reaction as if I had taken just as much as the first day. Has anyone else experienced a similar reaction especially regarding the itching and tingly tongue? I called my doctor and have stopped using it. ## Hi Julie, Sorry to hear about your situation. The symptoms you describe sound like a possible allergic reaction or hypersensitivity to either ?Bentyl (Dicyclomine) and/or the fillers that make up the pill's composition. As far as side effects are concerned, NIH.gov l...

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merrell 123 blue pill

round and blue ## I do not think this tablet is still available, but according to the last records I can find, it had been purchased by Aventis, and they said it was a 20mg Bentyl tablet, which was most commonly used to treat IBS. The FDA listed its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, and diarrhea. Is anyone else familiar with this medication?

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is this addictive

have been given this med. today and have not taken it yet .., Have been on anit biotics lately.Worry about meds. that could be hard to stop.Is Bentyl one.? I have 10 mg. to take every 6 hrs. Had diverticulitis this year and may have it again or irratation from antibioticis. Lower left side is burning and other problems. ## Hello, Sue! How are you? No, this medication contains Dicycloverine, which is a gastro-intestinal antispasmodic. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, dry eyes and bloating. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I am taking Pregator capsule for diabetic nerve pain. Let me know if it is addictive?

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Bentyl (Dicyclomine) excretion rate

I've been on Bentyl (Dicyclomine) for 2 months and have been experiencing bad headaches among other side effects. I've recently stopped and I want to know how long will it remain in my system? ## Hi Terry, Sorry to hear about the horrible headaches. I hope you've gotten around to feeling better since the timing of your post. According to the MedsChat half-life calculator, Dicyclomine reportedly has a half-life of 3.5 hours. This means that every 3.5 hours, half of the dose you took is being excreted (and so forth). In most cases I'm aware of, medications tend to remain detectable in one's system for up to 3-5 half lives / or 2-5 days. I don't know how what dose of Dicyclomine you took or how frequently it was taken, but hopefully these ballpark figures can give y...

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Can I split a Bentyl/Dicyclomine 20 mg tablet in half?

The pharmacy pamphlet says not to break or crush but I'm wondering if I can split my 20 MG Dicyclomine tablets in half to see what effects the med will have on me before taking a whole 20 MG tablet. I have read on forums that people do split them all the time but I would feel better hearing the answer from a professional. So is it okay ti split a 20 MG dicyclomine tablet in half? ## If the instructions for the ones you have say not to break, or crush them, then you should not do so. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, flatulence, and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I didn't realize anything said you weren't supposed to break them. Obviously that wouldn't work with capsules lol, ...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Dicyclomine
  • Capsule: 10mg
  • Injection: 10mg/ml, 20mg/2ml
  • Syrup: 10mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 20mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Bentyl: (3 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 58914-012 Bentyl 10 mg Oral Capsule by Aptalis Pharma Us, Inc.
  • 58914-013 Bentyl 20 mg Oral Tablet by Aptalis Pharma Us, Inc.
  • 58914-080 Bentyl 20 mg/2ml Intramuscular Injection, Solution by Aptalis Pharma Us, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Dicyclomine or a similar ingredient: (2 results)

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Bentyl possibly causing bad side effects
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Bentyl and drinking alcohol
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Bentyl psychiatric reaction
Wondering if anyone else had a weird psychiatric reaction to Bentyl? Confusion, delusions and unbelievable fatigue. ## H... 2 replies
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Bentyl (Dicyclomine) excretion rate
I've been on Bentyl (Dicyclomine) for 2 months and have been experiencing bad headaches among other side effects. I&... 1 reply
Bentyl excretion rate
How long does it take for Bentyl to leave the bloodstream, if you have only been taking it for a short time? ## Accordin... 1 reply






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