dicyclomine, Bentyl

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    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

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    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Facts

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PREPARATIONS: Capsules: 10 mg. Tablets: 20 mg. Syrup: 10 mg/5 mL. Injection (Intramuscular): 10 mg/ mL

STORAGE: Capsules, tablets, and injection should be stored at room temperature, between 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F). Injection should be protected from freezing.

DOSING: The recommended starting oral dose of dicyclomine is 20 mg given 4 times daily. The dose can be increased to 40 mg 4 times daily. The recommended intramuscular injection is 10 to 20 mg 4 times daily. The intramuscular injection is only used for 1 to 2 days if a patient cannot take capsules or tablets.

DRUG INTERACTIONS:

Anticholinergic effects

Excessive anticholinergic effects may occur when dicyclomine is combined with other drugs with anticholinergic effects such as

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/11/2015

Quick GuideIBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Symptoms, Diet, Treatment

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