Drug Class: What is Bentyl and why is it prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does Bentyl work?
Dosage: How should you take Bentyl medication?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Bentyl medication
Special information on Bentyl
Bentyl side effects
|Drug Class: What is Bentyl and why is it prescribed?|
|Bentyl is prescribed for the treatment of functional bowel/irritable bowel syndrome (abdominal pain, accompanied by diarrhea and constipation associated with stress). Heat prostration (fever and heat stroke due to decreased sweating) can occur with use of Bentyl drug in hot weather. If symptoms occur, stop taking the Bentyl doses and notify your doctor immediately.|
|Drug Mechanism: How does Bentyl work?|
Bentyl (Dicyclomine) is an anticholinergic drug, a Bentyl medication that reduces the effect of acetylcholine, a chemical released from nerves that stimulates muscles, by blocking the receptors for acetylcholine on smooth muscle (a type of muscle).
Bentyl also has a direct relaxing effect on smooth muscle. Bentyl is used to treat or prevent spasm in the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract in the irritable bowel syndrome.
Bentyl (Dicyclomine) was approved
|Dosage: How should you take Bentyl medication?|
Take Bentyl medication exactly as prescribed.
If you miss a Bentyl dose:
Bentyl Storage Instructions: Store at room temperature. Keep tablets out of direct sunlight. Keep syrup away from excessive heat. Take Bentyl medication exactly as
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Bentyl medication|
If Bentyl is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered.
It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Bentyl doses with the following: Airway-opening drugs such as Proventil and Ventolin, Amantadine (Symmetrel), Antacids such as Maalox, Antiarrhythmics such as quinidine (Quinidex), Antiglaucoma drugs such as Pilopine, Antihistamines such as Tavist, Benzodiazepines (tranquilizers) such as Valium and Xanax, Corticosteroids such as prednisone (Deltasone),
|Special information on Bentyl|
Special Information On Bentyl:
Bentyl does appear in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant. Do not use Bentyl when breastfeeding.
Bentyl may produce drowsiness or blurred vision. Therefore, driving a car, operating machinery, or participating in any activity that requires full mental alertness is not
|Bentyl side effects|
Bentyl Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Bentyl doses.
Bentyl Side effects may include: Blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, light-headedness, nausea, nervousness, weakness.
Not all of the following Bentyl side effects have been reported with Bentyl medication (dicyclomine hydrochloride), but they have been reported
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