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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Dicyclomine
Dicyclomine Side Effects [posted 8/13/98]
Answer: Dicyclomine is sold under the brand name Bentyl. It is mainly used as an antispasmodic and for irritable bowel. It generally is used to slow bowel motility due to its anticholinergic activity. This also produces side effects of dry mouth, vertigo, blurred vision, nausea, and drowsiness.
Dicyclomine [posted 8/12/98]
Answer: Many GI specialists are using SRI antidepressants in treating irritable bowel with some success. There is no problem mixing the dicyclomine and the prozac (at least with current thoughts/research). Side effects of dicyclomine include urinary hesitancy, blurred vision, increased intraocular pressure (to avoid with a history of glaucoma), dry mouth, tachycardia or palpitations, and dyspnea.