dicyclomine (oral/injection)

Pronunciation: dye SYE kloe meen

Brand: Bentyl, Dibent, Dicyclocot

Dicyclomine Hydrochloride

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20 mg, round, blue, imprinted with WW 27

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Dicyclomine Hydrochloride

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10 mg, capsule, blue, imprinted with Westward 3126

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Dicyclomine Hydrochloride

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10 mg, capsule, blue, imprinted with MYLAN 1610

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Dicyclomine Hydrochloride

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20 mg, round, blue, imprinted with M D6

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Dicyclomine Hydrochloride

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10 mg, capsule, blue, imprinted with LOGO LANNETT, 0586

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Dicyclomine Hydrochloride

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20 mg, round, blue, imprinted with LAN 1282

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Dicyclomine Hydrochloride

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10 mg, capsule, blue, imprinted with WATSON 794, 10 mg

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Dicyclomine Hydrochloride

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20 mg, round, blue, imprinted with WATSON 795

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10 mg, capsule, blue, imprinted with MYLAN 1610

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Dicyclomine Hydrochloride

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20 mg, round, blue, imprinted with M D6

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Dicyclomine Hydrochloride

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10 mg, capsule, blue, imprinted with 3126, Westward

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Dicyclomine Hydrochloride

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20 mg, round, blue, imprinted with WW 27

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Bentyl

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10 mg, capsule, blue, imprinted with BENTYL 10

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Bentyl

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20 mg, round, blue, imprinted with BENTYL 20

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Dicyclomine Hydrochloride

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10 mg, capsule, blue, imprinted with LAN, 0586

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Dicyclomine Hydrochloride

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10 mg, capsule, blue, imprinted with WATSON 794, 10 mg

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Dicyclomine Hydrochloride

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20 mg, round, blue, imprinted with WW 27

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Dicyclomine Hydrochloride

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20 mg, round, blue, imprinted with WATSON 795

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Dicyclomine Hydrochloride

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10 mg, capsule, blue, imprinted with LANNET, 0586

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Dicyclomine Hydrochloride

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20 mg, round, blue, imprinted with LAN 1282

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What is the most important information I should know about dicyclomine?

Many drugs can affect dicyclomine. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines.

What is dicyclomine?

Dicyclomine is used to treat functional bowel or irritable bowel syndrome.

Dicyclomine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking dicyclomine?

You should not use dicyclomine if you are allergic to it, or if you have:

  • glaucoma;
  • a bladder obstruction or other urination problems;
  • a blockage in your digestive tract (stomach or intestines);
  • severe ulcerative colitis;
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD);
  • a serious heart condition and active bleeding;
  • myasthenia gravis; or
  • if you are breastfeeding a baby.

Not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old. Dicyclomine should never be given to a child younger than 6 months old.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  • heart problems or high blood pressure;
  • a stroke;
  • ulcerative colitis;
  • an ileostomy or colostomy;
  • an enlarged prostate; or
  • liver or kidney disease.

Older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of this medicine.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.

Do not breastfeed.

How should I take dicyclomine?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Dicyclomine oral is taken by mouth.

Measure liquid medicine with the supplied syringe or a dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).

Dicyclomine injection is given in a muscle if you are unable to take the medicine by mouth.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 2 weeks.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Skip the missed dose and use your next dose at the regular time. Do not use two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose can cause nausea, vomiting, dilated pupils, weakness or loss of movement in any part of your body, trouble swallowing, fainting, or seizure (convulsions).

What should I avoid while taking dicyclomine?

May cause dizziness or blurred vision. Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you.

Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Dicyclomine can decrease sweating and you may be more prone to heat stroke. Tell your doctor if you have a fever while taking dicyclomine.

Avoid using an antacid. Antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb dicyclomine oral.

What are the possible side effects of dicyclomine?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • fast or slow heartbeats, pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
  • confusion, agitation, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior;
  • problems with memory or speech;
  • problems with balance or muscle movement;
  • diarrhea, severe constipation, or worsening of bowel symptoms;
  • trouble swallowing;
  • bruising, swelling, or pain where a dicyclomine injection was given; or
  • dehydration --dizziness, confusion, feeling very thirsty, less urination or sweating.

Confusion and mood or behavior changes may be more likely in older adults.

Common side effects may include:

  • drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, nervousness;
  • blurred vision;
  • dry mouth; or
  • nausea.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect dicyclomine?

Using dicyclomine with other drugs that make you drowsy can worsen this effect. Ask your doctor before using opioid medication, a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety or seizures.

Tell your doctor about all your current medicines. Many drugs can affect dicyclomine, especially:

  • bronchodilator asthma medication;
  • cold or allergy medicine (Benadryl and others);
  • glaucoma medication;
  • heart medication;
  • medicine to treat depression, anxiety, mood disorders, or mental illness;
  • medicine to treat overactive bladder;
  • medicine to treat Parkinson's disease; or
  • medicine to treat stomach problems, motion sickness, or irritable bowel syndrome.

This list is not complete and many other drugs may affect dicyclomine. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about dicyclomine.

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