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Dicyclomine is a medication used for treating the painful spasms associated with irritable bowel syndrome. It works by blocking specific receptors in the smooth muscles of the digestive tract to help relieve painful spasms. Dicyclomine is available by prescription only and comes in capsule, tablet, syrup, and injectable forms. Common side effects include blurred vision, dizziness, and nausea.

What Is Dicyclomine?

Dicyclomine hydrochloride (Bentyl®) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is especially useful for treating the painful spasms of the digestive tract associated with IBS.
 
(Click What Is Dicyclomine Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Dicyclomine Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with dicyclomine. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Some of the common side effects include but are not limited to:
 
(Click Side Effects of Dicyclomine to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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