Bentyl is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Bentyl is also known by its drug name, Dicyclomine.
Bentyl is an anticholinergic drug and an antispasmodic. It is believed that Bentyl works by blocking the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the nervous system and preventing the movement of smooth muscle in the gastrointestinal tract.
How do I take it?
Bentyl is generally taken four times a day.
Bentyl is available as tablets, capsules, and ampules for injection.
The FDA-approved label for Bentyl lists common side effects including headache, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, increased heart rate, blurred vision, dry mouth, nausea, constipation, urinary problems, vomiting, bloating, and rash.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Bentyl include heat prostration and worsening of heart problems.
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Bentyl – RxList: http://www.rxlist.com/bentyl-drug.htm