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If you are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, Bentyl can help. Get a new prescription or refill of Bentyl today from a board-certified doctor online.*

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Relaxes the muscles in the stomach and gut (intestine)

Ease cramps, pain, and bloating

Treats IBS, diverticulosis, and more

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About Bentyl 

Bentyl is considered a gastrointestinal antispasmodic and also forms part of synthetic tertiary amines. The medication is also classified as an anticholinergic. Anticholinergic drugs work by reducing the stomach's acids while relieving muscle spasms in the gastrointestinal tract. Like any antispasmodic or anticholinergic drug, this medication can only be used for irritable bowel syndrome and related conditions. It is ineffective against conditions like severe ulcerative colitis because it will not help to treat these adverse effects that sometimes develop alongside other gastrointestinal tract problems.

Bentyl treats conditions including irritable bowel syndrome, colic, diverticulosis, and sometimes bladder spasms. Bentyl is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation under different brand names, including dicyclomine. 

Bentyl may be prescribed as an oral solution or an injection. There are also capsule options available. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage you are prescribed.

If you are prescribed Bentyl, complete the entire course of the anticholinergic and antispasmodics unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop.

If you don’t complete your prescription, the medicine may not fully treat your irritable bowel symptoms. 

Bentyl uses

There is one FDA-approved use for Bentyl, but it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your online medical professional may prescribe it for any of the following common reasons. It’s also possible that your healthcare provider may prescribe it for other reasons not listed here. If you have questions about why a medication is prescribed, ask your online doctor or pharmacist.

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Bentyl can be used to treat functional bowel syndrome as well as irritable bowel syndrome. The medication combines two different types of mechanisms by which it works, which may help to produce improvements in symptoms associated with these gastrointestinal disorders. The patient may be provided with a Bentyl injection, a liquid medicine, or capsules. The patient will first be started with a low dose of the medicine to avoid abdominal pain and other potential side effects. This is why it is important to measure liquid medicine before administration and to strictly follow the medication guide.

  • Bladder Spasms

    While not effective for bladder obstruction, there are cases where doctors provide Bentyl as an off-label treatment for bladder spasms. In these cases, the patient experiences spasms in their bladder, which could affect their urination. It is a more common issue in older adults. The antispasmodic properties of Bentyl may help to provide a reduction in these spasms.

Bentyl side effects

  • The side effects associated with taking Bentyl are typically mild, but can sometimes feel moderate or severe. Bentyl has some common side effects. They may include:

    • Dry mouth

    • Nausea

    • Blurred vision

    • Nervousness

    • Weakness

    • Dizziness

    • Drowsiness

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Severe constipation or diarrhea

    • Worsening of the bowel symptoms

    • Trouble swallowing

    • Bruising

    • Memory problems

    • Speech problems

    • Issues with balance or muscle movement

    • Fast or slow heartbeats

    • Fluttering feel in the chest

    • Confusion

    • Changes to behavior

    • Hallucinations

    Some patients may experience dehydration while they use Bentyl. In these cases, the patient should look out for symptoms like reduced sweating and urination, increase in thirst, and feeling confused or dizzy.

    Another thing to look out for is an allergic reaction. It is possible for some people to experience allergic reactions when they use Bentyl. In this case, there are several symptoms that may occur, including breathing difficulties. Healthcare professionals should be advised if you previously experienced such reactions to other drugs. This can help them determine the potential risk that you have when you use Bentyl.

    You should call your doctor if you notice any of these side effects or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms. Bentyl is currently approved for use in individuals who are older than 18 years of age. There are some off-label uses where Bentyl is used to treat conditions in younger kids. In this case, parents need to be extra cautious about the effects on the autonomic nervous system, as well as other potential adverse effects that could occur.

How to take Bentyl

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Bentyl prescription.

Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Bentyl can come in different forms and doses, so be sure to follow the specific instructions on your prescription. It is typically prescribed once a day. Precision is particularly important when you measure liquid medicine like Bentyl. Use a medical device to help you measure an exact dose. A dose-measuring device can reduce the risk of taking dicyclomine hydrochloride in excessive amounts. You may need to inject the medication into a muscle if you are unable to take it through an oral route.

Apart from Bentyl injection and oral liquid options, there are also capsules that may provide a useful option in certain cases. Tell your doctor if you have a preference or one specific dosage form.

What to avoid while taking Bentyl

Bentyl has multiple drug interactions. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs. 

It is important to avoid driving or using heavy machinery when taking Bentyl. Dizziness and lightheadedness are relatively common adverse effects that people experience when they use this medication. The medication can also cause dehydration, especially in hot weather. This further contributes to the dizziness that you may experience.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if it is acceptable to consume alcohol while taking Bentyl.

Some research shows that regular alcohol consumption may cause irritation to the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. Alcohol may also reduce the medication’s ability to do its job, making it harder to experience relief of the symptoms caused by irritable bowel syndrome or another condition that you need to treat.

Medication alternatives to Bentyl

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment, they may suggest another anticholinergic and antispasmodics or medication for irritable bowel syndrome in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

  • Diarrhea

    Some people with irritable bowel syndrome experience mild symptoms and may not require treatment with a drug like Bentyl. In this case, the specific symptoms that the person has will be targeted through treatment. Diarrhea is a common symptom, and particular drugs may help.




  • Severe Pain With Depression

    Depression and pain symptoms as part of irritable bowel syndrome sometimes accompany each other in certain patients. In these cases, the healthcare provider may prefer an antidepressant as a first-line treatment.

Bentyl prescription FAQs

  • How much does Bentyl cost?

    When you are prescribed Bentyl, the form of the medication and the dose you need to use will affect how much the medicine costs. Apart from these, you may also find that the price differs at every local pharmacy.

  • How can I refill my Bentyl prescription?

    Ensure you have your prescription sent to a local pharmacy you often use. This makes it easy to get a refill for your prescription every month. Bentyl is often used as a long-term treatment, so you will likely get repeat prescriptions from your doctor.

  • What is Bentyl good for?

    Bentyl is a good treatment option for people with irritable bowel syndrome. The medication combines two functions to help with the symptoms associated with IBS.

  • What happens if you take Bentyl with food?

    There are no officially recorded interactions between Bentyl and food. Your doctor may, however, provide you with specific dosage instructions that you should follow.

  • Is Bentyl an opioid?

    No, Bentyl is not a type of opioid. This medication uses ingredients that reduce the buildup of acids in the stomach and also assist in relieving spasms in the gastrointestinal tract.

  • When should you take Bentyl?

    Take Bentyl at the same time every day, as this is a long-term treatment option. Bentyl is not a medication for the treatment of acute symptoms, as it does not produce immediate results.

  • When should you not take Dicycloverine?

    You should not take Bentyl if you recently had an antacid. The use of an antacid may reduce the overall efficacy that Bentyl provides.

  • Who should not take Bentyl?

    Bentyl is not appropriate for individuals who use medications that can interfere with its actions. It is also important to be careful about taking Bentyl if you have kidney disease and a history of dehydration.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Bentyl?

    You should take the missed dose once you remember, but skip the dose if you find that it is only a few hours before your next dose.

  • What happens if I take too much Bentyl?

    Too much of the active ingredients can cause active bleeding and several other complications. Watch out for signs and get emergency medical help if serious side effects develop. You may need to contact your local poison control center to help you understand actions that you can take from your side.

3 simple steps to request your Bentyl prescription today 

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Step 3

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