(dicyclomine hydrochloride USP)
BENTYL is an antispasmodic and anticholinergic (antimuscarinic) agent.
BENTYL is indicated for the treatment of functional bowel/irritable bowel syndrome.
Media Articles Related to Bentyl (Dicyclomine)
Studying The Causes Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome - GENIEUR
Source: Irritable-Bowel Syndrome News From Medical News Today [2013.02.06]
Experts and scientists from 19 European countries are getting together to investigate the causes of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) with the aim of better understanding the condition and improving diagnosis and treatment. The team is led by researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg and Karolinska Institutet, both in Sweden...
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Source: Irritable-Bowel Syndrome News From Medical News Today [2012.10.01]
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Source: Irritable-Bowel Syndrome News From Medical News Today [2012.09.25]
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Source: MedicineNet Dyspepsia Specialty [2012.09.18]
Title: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 2/25/2002 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/18/2012 12:00:00 AM
Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children
Source: MedicineNet Swallowing Specialty [2012.07.13]
Title: Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 6/24/2009 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/13/2012 12:00:00 AM
Published Studies Related to Bentyl (Dicyclomine)
Dose effect of dicyclomine on the reduction of peristaltic artifacts on MRI of the abdomen. [1999.07]
BACKGROUND: It has been demonstrated that oral administration of dicyclomine significantly reduces the noise associated with the movement of the gastrointestinal tract in abdominal magnetic resonance (MR) images. Our objective was to determine the efficacy and security of two different doses of oral dicyclomine for the reduction of the gastrointestinal noise in abdominal MR imaging... CONCLUSION: Oral dicyclomine is effective and safe for the reduction of peristaltic artifacts on abdominal MR imaging. The dose of 20 mg presents an efficacy similar to that of 80 mg, with a probably lower incidence of adverse reactions.
Dietary modifications versus dicyclomine hydrochloride in the treatment of severe infantile colics. [1994.02]
This study examined 120 infants, aged 3-12 weeks, with severe colics and compared the results of a specific hypoallergenic diet (group A) with those of pharmacological treatment (group B). Non-breast-fed group A infants received soy milk and if unresponsive, hydrolyzed milk formulas; mothers of breast-fed infants received a diet without cow's milk, eggs or fish...
Dicyclomine, an M1 muscarinic antagonist, reduces biomarker levels, but not neuronal degeneration, in fluid percussion brain injury. [2008.11]
Recent studies indicate that alphaII-spectrin breakdown products (SBDPs) have utility as biological markers of traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, the utility of SBDP biomarkers for detecting effects of therapeutic interventions has not been explored...
Dicyclomine for medical management of persistent anal fissure with associated spasm of the internal sphincter. [1992.11]
The case of a 43-year-old woman with persistent anal fissure responsive to dicyclomine is described... Surgery was avoided.
Antenatal exposure to doxylamine succinate and dicyclomine hydrochloride (Benedectin) in relation to congenital malformations, perinatal mortality rate, birth weight, and intelligence quotient score. [1977.07.01]
PIP: The effects of doxylamine succinate (DAS) and dicylomin hydrochloride (DHC), each of which is contained in the drug Bendectin, administration during pregnancy on offspring was investigated in a prospective cohort study of 50,282 women and their offspring.
Reports of Suspected Bentyl (Dicyclomine) Side Effects
Drug Hypersensitivity (4),
Abdominal Pain (2),
Abdominal Discomfort (2),
Chest Discomfort (2),
Vision Blurred (2), more >>
PATIENT REVIEWS / RATINGS / COMMENTS
Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Bentyl has an overall score of 7. The effectiveness score is 8 and the side effect score is 6. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst.
Bentyl review by care giver of 54 year old male patient
|Overall rating:|| || |
|Effectiveness:|| || Considerably Effective|
|Side effects:|| || Moderate Side Effects|
|Condition / reason:|| || Diaheria assc. w/ chemo|
|Dosage & duration:|| || 5mg taken 2/day for the period of 4 days|
|Other conditions:|| || mouth sores|
|Other drugs taken:|| || flucanazole, immodium, ativan|
|Benefits:|| || controlled loose stool and fluid loss due to chemo; nausea control; control of mouth thrush, sores. The Bentil in particular worked much better than immodium for diarhea control and fluid retention. It also stopped colon muscle spasm.|
|Side effects:|| || dizziness, fatigue, loss of appetite|
|Comments:|| || benil taken 2x a day to control diarhea; flucanzole 1x a day for thrush; rest of medications for nausea|
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