What is Bentyl?
Bentyl is a medication used in the treatment of functional bowel disease, or irritable bowel syndrome. Bentyl could also be used to treat conditions not mentioned in this medication guide.
Numerous drugs can interact with benzoyl. Inform your physician about all the medicines you are taking.
Before you take this drug
Bentyl should not be used if you are allergic to it or are suffering from
- An obstruction in the bladder or other urinary issues.
- An obstruction within your digestive tract (the stomach or the intestines).
- Serious ulcerative colitis.
- Gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD).
- A serious heart condition that causes active bleeding.
- Myasthenia gravis.
- If you're breastfeeding a child.
It is not suggested that anyone under the age of 18 use this product. Bentyl is not to be administered to a child younger than 6 months.
Speak to your doctor if you are ever diagnosed with:
- Heart issues and hypertension.
- A stroke.
- colitis; ulcerative colitis.
- An ileostomy, or an ileostomy.
- An enlarged prostate.
- Kidney or liver disease.
The older adults are more susceptible to the effects of Bentyl. Inform your doctor if you are expecting.
How do I take Bentyl?
Follow the directions on the prescription label and read the medication guide or instructions sheets. The doctor might alter the dosage. Make sure you take the medication exactly as prescribed. Bentyl oral can be taken through the mouth. Use the supplied syringe or dosing device (not an ordinary spoon). Bentyl injections are given to muscles when you aren't able to take the medication by mouth. Consult your doctor if symptoms don't improve after two weeks. Free of heat and moisture. Keep at room temperature.
What happens if I miss the dose?
Do not skip the missed dose; instead, take the next dose at your usual time.. Do not take two doses at the same time.
What happens if I overdose?
For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdoses can trigger vomiting and dilated pupils. It can also cause loss of motion anywhere on your body, difficulty swallowing, and fainting. It can also cause seizures or convulsions.
What should be avoided?
It can cause confusion and blurred or shaky vision. Avoid driving or engaging in hazardous activities until you are aware of the effects of Bentyl on you.
Beware of becoming dehydrated or overheated when exercising in hot temperatures. Bentyl may reduce sweating and make you more vulnerable to heat stroke. Inform your doctor if you are experiencing a fever when using this medicine. Beware of using an anti-inflammatory. Antacids can make it more difficult for the body to take Bentyl orally.
Side effects of Bentyl
See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as hives, breathing difficulties, and swelling of your lips, face, and throat.
See your doctor right away if you are suffering from:
- Heartbeats that are fast or slow; beats of your heart that are pounding or fluttering around your chest.
- Insomnia, agitation, hallucinations, strange thoughts or behavior.
- Issues in speech or memory.
- Issues with balance or muscle movements.
- Diarrhea, severe constipation, or worsening of symptoms.
- Trouble swallowing.
- Swelling, bruising, or pain if an injection of Bentyl was administered in the past.
- Dehydration, dizziness, confusion, feeling thirsty but less sweating or urination. The confusion and mood changes could be more common in older adults.
Common side effects could include:
- Drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, and nervousness.
- Blurred vision.
- Dry mouth dry mouth.
This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Other side effects could be present. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Interaction with other drugs
Utilizing Bentyl together with other medications that cause drowsiness can increase the severity of this effect. Talk to your doctor prior to using opioid medications, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, or medications for anxiety and seizures. Inform your doctor about all the medications you take. A variety of drugs can interact with Bentyl, particularly:
- Bronchodilator asthma medicine.
- Medicine for allergies or colds (Benadryl and others).
- Glaucoma medication.
- Heart medicine.
- Medication for treating depression, mood disorders, anxiety, or mental illness.
- Medicine to treat the symptoms of an overactive bladder.
- Medicines for treating those suffering from Parkinson's disease.
- Medicine to treat stomach disorders, motion sickness, or irritable bowel syndrome.
This isn't a complete list, and other drugs could influence Bentyl. This includes prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal products. There are many possible interactions between drugs that are included here.