Bentyl (dicyclomine) is a medication used to reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dicyclomine reduces the symptoms of stomach and intestinal cramping. IBS is a common chronic condition that leads to colon inflammation. This condition can cause intestinal damage in some cases.
Dicyclomine works by slowing the natural movement of the gut and relaxes the muscles in the stomach and intestines.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Bentyl include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of dicyclomine.
Can this drug be taken while pregnant?
This drug should only be taken when clearly needed. Dicyclomine also passes into the breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. The manufacturer recommends not to breastfeed while taking this drug.