dicyclomine, Bentyl (cont.)

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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

The combined effects of these drugs can lead to a greater incidence of

Narcotics

Combining narcotics such as oxycodone (Percocet, Percodan), hydrocodone (Vicodin) with dicyclomine may reduce function of the muscles of the bowel and bladder resulting in greater constipation and difficulty urinating than with dicyclomine alone. Combining dicyclomine with pramlintide (Symlin) also reduces bowel movements more than either drug alone.

Other drug interactions

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/11/2015


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