BENTYL

13 Jun 2019

Generic Name : DICYCLOMINE

ABSTRACT –

Bentyl is antispasmodic drug used for the treatment of intestinal spasms and in urinary incontinence. It possess a bit of anesthetic properties and has a little effect on cardiovascular system. It is also used in treating enterocolitis. It belongs to anticholinergic class of drugs.

CAUSES –

  • Bentyl has to be taken as directed by the doctors.
  • Prescribed dosage:
  • Tablet: 20 mg Capsule: 10 mg Injection: 10mg/ml Syrup:10mg/5ml

SIDE EFFECTS –

  • Tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation

RARE SIDE EFFECTS:

  • Seizures
  • Heart palpitations

SHORT-TERM EFFECTS:

  • Patient might witness difficulty in urinating.

LONG-TERM EFFECTS:

  • Treatment for long term leads to regular heart palpitations.
  • Seizures may occur.

DRUG INTERACTIONS –

  • Secretin
  • Revefenacin
  • Pramlitide

MILD INTERACTIONS OF BENTYL ARE:

  • Atropine
  • Carbachol
  • Benztropine
  • Doxepin
  • Henbane
  • Oxybutnin
  • Pimozide

PRECAUTIONS –

  • Take an allergy test.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Stay well hydrated in case of diarrhea.

PREGNANCY AND LACTATION WITH BENTYL:

  • Avoid administering the drug while breastfeeding the infant as it has potential risk to harm the infant.
  • It is safe to use the drug while pregnancy.

WARNINGS –

  • Do not stop the drug abruptly.
  • In case of tachyarrhythmia, consult doctor before administration.
  • Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

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