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Drug Name:

BENTYL INJECTION Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Dicyclomine HCl 10mg/mL; soln for IM inj.

Company:
Allergan

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for BENTYL INJECTION:

Irritable bowel syndrome.

Adult:

Give by IM route only. 10–20mg four times daily for max 1–2 days when oral therapy is not feasible.

Children:

<6months: see Contraindications. ≥6months: consult manufacturer.

Contraindications:

Glaucoma. Unstable cardiovascular status. GI or urinary tract obstruction. Severe ulcerative colitis. Myasthenia gravis. Reflux esophagitis. Children <6months of age. Nursing mothers.

Warnings/Precautions:

Inj: avoid IV administration (may cause thrombosis, inj site reactions). Autonomic neuropathy. Hepatic or renal impairment. Cardiovascular disease. Hypertension. Hyperthyroidism. Salmonella dysentery. Toxic megacolon. Ulcerative colitis. GI or GU obstruction. High environmental temperature. Diarrhea. Elderly. Debilitated. Pregnancy (Cat.B).

Interactions:

Antacids may inhibit absorption; avoid. May antagonize anti-glaucoma agents or drugs that alter GI motility (eg, metoclopramide). Antagonized by agents used to treat achlorhydria and those used to test gastric secretion. Additive anticholinergic effects with other anticholinergics, narcotic analgesics, type I antiarrhythmics, antihistamines, antipsychotics, tricyclics, amantadine, benzodiazepines, MAOIs, nitrites, nitrates, sympathomimetics. May affect absorption of sust rel dosage forms.

See Also:

BENTYL

Dicyclomine HCl Syrup

Pharmacological Class:

Anticholinergic.

Adverse Reactions:

Dizziness, dry mouth, blurred vision, nausea, somnolence, asthenia, and nervousness; cardiovascular and CNS symptoms (eg, psychosis, delirium). Fatal reactions have occurred in infants.

How Supplied:

Caps, tabs—100; Syrup—contact supplier; Amps (2mL)—5

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