Side Effects of Dicyclomine
Common Side Effects Seen With Dicyclomine
Dicyclomine has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and are then compared to side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common side effects of dicyclomine included:
- Dry mouth -- in up to 33 percent of people (see Bentyl and Dry Mouth)
- Dizziness -- up to 29 percent
- Blurred vision -- up to 27 percent
- Nausea -- up to 14 percent
- Lightheadedness -- up to 11 percent
- Drowsiness -- up to 9 percent
- Weakness -- up to 7 percent
- Nervousness -- up to 6 percent.
Other possible side effects included:
- Loss of taste
- Loss of appetite
- Tingling or numbness
- Speech problems
- Double vision
- Dilated (wide open) pupils
- Decreased sweating
- Nasal congestion
- Impotence (erectile dysfunction or ED).
You may experience some or none of the dicyclomine side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of dicyclomine, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.