Bentyl (dicyclomine) question or concern?

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Samynic
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 9/20/2008 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I found this at drugs.com when i was looked at the side effects and such.... ive never really seen something specifically saying if you have UC do not take...


What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Bentyl (dicyclomine)?
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to dicyclomine, or if you have:

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problems with urination;
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a blockage in your digestive tract;
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an intestinal disorder such as ulcerative colitis;
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gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD);
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a serious heart condition or active bleeding;
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glaucoma;
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myasthenia gravis; or
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if you are breast-feeding a baby.
22 years old
Diagnosed with UC June 2005 at age 19
Just graduated from Virginia Tech but unemployed because current flare has left me out of commission
Have taken: Cortifoam, Asacol, Dicyclomine, Prednisone, Sulfasalazine, Cipro, Flagyl, Codine, Hydrocodone, Roxicodone, Canasa, Zoloft, Probiotics (recent), Aloe Vera Juice


quincy
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   Posted 9/21/2008 1:14 AM (GMT -6)   
This is more comprehensive info on dicyclomine.
 
 
I've used it for well over 19 years.  I will say that I get slightly blurry vision when reading without glasses), and probably dry mouth/eyes from it. 
 
I take 20 daily unless I'm in severe discomfort..I've taken 40 and as high as 60mg in one day...20mg dosage tablets.
I cannot imagine the 160mg dosage it mentions in that write-up...I'd be a slug. 
 
quincy
 
 
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


Samynic
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 56
   Posted 9/21/2008 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
it doesnt really do much side effect wise... i was just wondering what made it so bad for us?
22 years old
Diagnosed with UC June 2005 at age 19
Just graduated from Virginia Tech but unemployed because current flare has left me out of commission
Have taken: Cortifoam, Asacol, Dicyclomine, Prednisone, Sulfasalazine, Cipro, Flagyl, Codine, Hydrocodone, Roxicodone, Canasa, Zoloft, Probiotics (recent), Aloe Vera Juice


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30603
   Posted 9/21/2008 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Did you read the link I provided?
quote: "Ulcerative colitis-large doses may suppress intestinal motility to the point of producing a paralytic ileus and the use of this drug may precipitate or aggravate the serious complication of toxic megacolon (see CONTRAINDICATIONS"
 
What dosage are you taking?  did your GI give you the Rx?
 
 

q


*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 

Post Edited (quincy) : 9/21/2008 12:24:34 PM (GMT-6)


Samynic
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 56
   Posted 9/21/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I dont really have a GI... I got it along with the pred and everything else from the family dr. I donthave insurance, I cant afford a GI visit. but im taking 20mg twice a day right now
22 years old
Diagnosed with UC June 2005 at age 19
Just graduated from Virginia Tech but unemployed because current flare has left me out of commission
Have taken: Cortifoam, Asacol, Dicyclomine, Prednisone, Sulfasalazine, Cipro, Flagyl, Codine, Hydrocodone, Roxicodone, Canasa, Zoloft, Probiotics (recent), Aloe Vera Juice

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