Bentyl (Dicyclomine Injection)

Name: Bentyl (Dicyclomine Injection)

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Bentyl?

For all patients taking Bentyl (dicyclomine injection):

  • If you have an allergy to dicyclomine or any other part of this medicine.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you have any of these health problems: Bowel block, heart problems due to bleeding, glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, reflux esophagitis, slow moving GI (gastrointestinal tract), trouble passing urine, or very bad ulcerative colitis.
  • If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed while you take Bentyl.

Children:

  • If your child is younger than 6 months of age. Do not give this medicine to an infant younger than 6 months of age.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Bentyl.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

How is this medicine (Bentyl) best taken?

Use this medicine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • Drink lots of noncaffeine liquids unless told to drink less liquid by your doctor.
  • It is given as a shot into a muscle.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Call your doctor to find out what to do.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Fever.
  • Not sweating during activities or in warm temperatures.
  • Very bad dizziness or passing out.
  • Feeling confused.
  • Change in speech.
  • Trouble swallowing or speaking.
  • Change in balance.
  • Change in eyesight.
  • Larger pupils.
  • If bright lights bother your eyes.
  • Trouble passing urine.
  • Loose stools (diarrhea).
  • Very hard stools (constipation).
  • Fast or slow heartbeat.
  • A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
  • Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there).
  • Memory problems or loss.
  • Mood changes.

If OVERDOSE is suspected

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Bentyl?

  • If you need to store Bentyl at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
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