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Bentyl

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5.7
5.7  Effectiveness
4.5  Side Effects
5.6  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 5 Bentyl side effects and 3 Bentyl benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is dicyclomine and brand name is Bentyl.

The active ingredient of this medication is dicyclomine hydrochloride.

This medication is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome.
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Effectiveness of Bentyl by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Bentyl, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 5.9% 17.6% 70.6% 5.9% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 12.5% 87.5% 0% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Breathing 0% 5.9% 88.2% 0% 5.9%
Confidence 0% 0% 82.4% 17.6% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 5.9% 88.2% 5.9% 0%
Digestion 5.9% 23.5% 47.1% 23.5% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 0% 82.4% 17.6% 0%
Energy 0% 17.6% 70.6% 11.8% 0%
Eyesight 0% 12.5% 87.5% 0% 0%
Memory 0% 6.2% 93.8% 0% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Pain 0% 17.6% 52.9% 11.8% 17.6%
Patience 0% 12.5% 87.5% 0% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 11.8% 82.4% 5.9% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 6.2% 87.5% 6.2% 0%
Sleep 5.9% 11.8% 52.9% 23.5% 5.9%
Stress Level 0% 12.5% 81.2% 6.2% 0%
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Commonly Reported Bentyl Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Constipation 66.7% 8.3% 16.7% 8.3% 0%
Dehydration / Thirst 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 60% 20% 20% 0% 0%
Dizziness 75% 18.8% 0% 6.2% 0%
Fatigue 62.5% 18.8% 12.5% 0% 6.2%
Gas 60% 20% 20% 0% 0%
Headache 87.5% 6.2% 6.2% 0% 0%
Nausea 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Bentyl Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Bloating 81.8% 9.1% 9.1% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Burning During Urination 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 91.7% 8.3% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 81.8% 0% 18.2% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 73.3% 6.7% 6.7% 6.7% 6.7%
Heartburn 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 91.7% 0% 0% 8.3% 0%
Reduced Libido 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Sweating 93.3% 6.7% 0% 0% 0%
Vomiting 93.3% 6.7% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Bentyl
Since taking Bentyl Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 5.6%
Hospitalization 11.1%
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User Comments about Bentyl
17 Jul 2011 helps a lot with cramping
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16 Apr 2011 barely helped me. I had irritable bowel syndrome and I was able to keep the food down most of the time but I had alot of stomach pains
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06 Apr 2011 I have been taking Bentyl for a few years now, and I only take it when I have symptoms. Sometimes twice a month, sometimes I skip months.. It works miracles with stomach pain, which is why I take it, but I do get a lot of the side effects. I thought I was the only one! I'm glad to see a strong 10% of people seem to get the same thing. Blurred vision, memory problems, equilibrium is slightly bad, slurred speech, dry mouth and very drowsy. If I have to take it more than once in a day or two the symptoms aren't nearly as strong. But go off of it for a couple months and take it again, and hello symptoms! Anyone else ever feel any of this?
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18 Jul 2010 Even though the medication is slightly painful it is nothing compared to the pain I was feeling in my stomach and this medication just relieved all of that pain and it just felt amazing, the cramping in my stomach was just gone. No side effects from this medication or anything.
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23 May 2010 This medication relieved my stomach cramps and I had no side effects whatsoever, overall I have no complaints about this medication.
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