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Dicyclomine is indicated for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, a specific type of intestinal disorder. Its therapeutic action involves alleviating symptoms such as stomach and intestinal cramping by inhibiting natural gut movements and inducing relaxation in the muscles of the stomach and intestines.

Dicyclomine falls under the classification of anticholinergics/antispasmodics. This medication is contraindicated in children below six months of age due to the potential for severe adverse reactions.

Uses and Dosage

Administer this medication orally, with or without food, as instructed by your physician, generally four times per day.

To minimize the likelihood of adverse effects, your healthcare provider may direct you to begin taking this medication at a low dose and gradually increase it. Comply with your doctor’s guidance.

In case you are using the liquid formulation of this medication, use a unique measuring device/spoon to precisely measure the dose. Avoid using a household spoon as it may not provide the correct dosage. Dilute the liquid dose with an equal amount of water before ingesting it.

Note that antacids may interfere with the absorption of dicyclomine. Avoid taking antacids simultaneously with this medication. If you are on antacids, take them after meals and administer dicyclomine before meals.

The dosage of this medication depends on your age, medical condition, and response to therapy.

Do not exceed the prescribed dose or ingest this drug more often than recommended without your doctor’s approval. Your medical condition will not improve any quicker, and the risk of experiencing serious side effects may increase.

Inform your physician if your symptoms persist or worsen.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • dry mouth
  • upset stomach
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • stomach pain
  • gas or bloating
  • loss of appetite
  • dizziness
  • tingling
  • headache
  • drowsiness
  • weakness
  • blurred vision
  • double vision
  • difficulty urinating

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • hot, flushed, dry skin
  • confusion
  • forgetfulness
  • seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist (hallucinating)
  • unsteadiness
  • coma
  • anxiety
  • excessive tiredness
  • difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • excitement
  • inappropriate mood
  • muscle weakness
  • rapid or pounding heartbeat
  • fainting
  • hives
  • skin rash
  • itching
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing


Prior to taking dicyclomine, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any known allergies to the medication or any other allergens. This product may contain inert components that can trigger allergic reactions or other complications.

Before initiating therapy with this medication, disclose your medical history to your healthcare provider or pharmacist, particularly if you have a personal or family history of glaucoma (angle-closure type), prostate enlargement, urinary tract blockages, other stomach/intestinal problems, overactive thyroid, heart issues, high blood pressure, heartburn complications, certain nervous system conditions (autonomic neuropathy), personal or family history of substance abuse disorder, myasthenia gravis, liver problems, or kidney problems.

This medication may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. Alcohol or marijuana can exacerbate these side effects. Do not operate machinery, drive, or engage in any activities that require alertness or clear vision until it is safe to do so.

This medication may reduce your perspiration, making you more susceptible to heat stroke. Avoid activities that may cause overheating, such as strenuous work or exercise in hot weather, or using hot tubs. Drink plenty of fluids and dress lightly when the weather is warm. If you overheat, seek a cool and restful area promptly. If you experience a fever that does not subside, mental/mood changes, headache, or dizziness, seek medical help immediately.

Older adults may be more vulnerable to the side effects of this drug, especially drowsiness, confusion, unusual excitement, constipation, fast heartbeat, and urination problems. Drowsiness and confusion can increase the risk of falls.

During pregnancy, this medication should only be used when the benefits clearly outweigh the risks. Discuss the potential risks and benefits with your physician.

This medication is excreted into breast milk and may cause unwanted effects in a nursing infant. The manufacturer advises against breastfeeding while using this drug.

Form and Strength

Bentyl is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • dicyclomine capsule:

    • 10mg
    • 20mg


What does Bentyl do for IBS?

Bentyl is a drug that blocks the activity of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. It may help reduce painful muscle spasms in your gut caused by IBS.

How long does it take for Bentyl to start working?

Bentyl is quickly and easily absorbed by the body. You should begin to feel the effects – and a reduction of symptoms such as stomach spasms – within one to one and a half hours after taking the medication.



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Capsule, Tablet


10mg, 20mg

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90, 100

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