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DICYCLOMINE DRUG INFORMATION, ABOUT DICYCLOMINE
WHAT IS DICYCLOMINE?
Dicyclomine medication (Generic Bentyl®) is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Dicyclomine is in a class of medications called anticholinergics. These medications relieve muscle spasms in the gastrointestinal tract. This work by blocking the activity of a certain natural substance found in the body.
HOW TO USE
Dicyclomine comes as a capsule, a tablet, and a syrup to take orally.
The usual dose is four times a day, taken around the same time every day.
Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully for all medications. If you have any questions, ask your physician or pharmacist to explain.
Take Dicyclomine exactly as directed. Do not take more or less, or take it more often than prescribed.
Your doctor will probably start you on a low dose of Dicyclomine then increase the dose gradually.
PRECAUTIONS and DICYCLOMINE DRUG INTERACTIONS
Before taking Dicyclomine, tell your doctor about any of the following. Your dose may need to be adjusted or you may need to be monitored closely for side effects:
- If you are allergic to Dicyclomine or any other medications
- What prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking. Make sure you mention any of the following:
- amantadine (Symmetrel)
- antidepressants, for example:
- amitriptyline (Elavil)
- amoxapine (Asendin)
- clomipramine (Anafranil)
- nortriptyline (Pamelor, Aventyl)
- protriptyline (Vivactil)
- desipramine (Norpramin)
- doxepin (Sinequan, Adapin)
- trimipramine (Surmontil)
- imipramine (Tofranil)
- diet pills
- digoxin (Lanoxin)
- isosorbide (Imdur, Isordil, Ismo, etc.)
- ipratropium (Atrovent)
- medications for:
- irregular heartbeat
- motion sickness
- mental illness
- Parkinson's disease
- urinary tract problems
This information is intended to be supplemental only and not a substitute for
the judgment and expertise of your pharmacist, doctor or other healthcare professional.
It should not be seen as an indication that use of this drug is effective, safe or appropriate for you.
Consult your healthcare provider before this drug is used
- monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, for example, tranylcypromine (Parnate) and phenelzine (Nardil)
- metoclopramide (Reglan)
- narcotic pain relievers, meperidine (Demerol), for example
- nitroglycerin (Nitro-Bid, Nitrostat, etc.)
- sleeping pills
- If you have or have ever had:
- enlarged prostate (prostatic hyperplasia)
- difficulty whe urinating
- high blood pressure
- esophageal reflux (heartburn)
- gastrointestinal tract blockage
- myasthenia gravis
- overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism)
- heart failure
- rapid or pounding heartbeat
- hiatal hernia
- nerve disease (autonomic neuropathy)
- ulcerative colitis
- liver disease
- kidney disease
- heart disease
- If you are having surgery, including dental surgery
DICYCLOMINE and PREGNANCY
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you are trying to get pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking Dicyclomine, call your health care provider.
DICYCLOMINE and BREAST FEEDING
Do not breast-feed while taking Dicyclomine.
Dicyclomine may make you drowsy or cause blurry vision. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how it will affect you.
Alcohol can add to the drowsiness caused by Dicyclomine.
Dicyclomine reduces your body's ability to cool itself off by sweating. Caution must be taken in if you are in very high temperatures, as Dicyclomine can cause fever and heat stroke.
Take your missed Dicyclomine dose as soon as remembered. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip it and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose.
DICYCLOMINE SIDE EFFECTS
The following Dicyclomine side effects are not common, but can be serious. Call your doctor immediately if you experience any of them:
- breathing difficulty
- excessive fatigue
- inappropriate mood
- hallucinating (seeing things or hearing voices that are not there)
- muscle weakness
- rapid or pounding heartbeat
- skin problems (rash, hives, itching, hot, flushed, dry)
- swallowing difficulty
- sleeping problems (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep)
Tell your doctor if any of these Dicyclomine side affects are severe or do not go away:
- blurry vision
- double vision
- decreased appetite
- gas pain or bloating
- dry mouth
- stomach pain
- urination difficulty
You may experience other side effects. Call your medical care provider if you have any unusual problems while taking Dicyclomine.
Call your local poison control center (1-800-222-1222). If collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services (911).
Possible overdose symptoms:
- blurry vision
- dilated pupils
- dry mouth
- difficulty swallowing
- hallucinating (hearing voices or seeing things that are not there)
- hot, dry skin
Keep all doctor appointments.
Do not give any of your medication to anyone else.
Ask your pharmacist any questions regarding refills of your prescription.
Keep Dicyclomine in its original container, tightly closed.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store it at room temperature, away from excessive heat and moisture. Do not store Dicyclomine in the bathroom.
Throw away if outdated or if no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal.
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