Dicyclomine Drug Information
Available by prescription only, dicyclomine hydrochloride (Bentyl®) is a medication approved to treat irritable bowel syndrome (also known as IBS). Specifically, it helps relieve the painful spasms of the digestive tract associated with IBS. The drug works by blocking certain receptors in the smooth muscles of the digestive tract.
Although it is generally safe and effective, not everyone can use this drug. Dicyclomine's safety information should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to minimize risks. For example, you may not be able to use this drug if you have certain allergies, are taking certain medications, or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(Click Dicyclomine to learn more about this drug, including information on what to do in cases of overdose, possible side effects, and whether the medication is available in generic form.)