Bentyl is a drug formulated to treat or relieve the symptoms of bladder, intestinal and stomach cramps.
Your doctor will provide you with instructions that are specific to your medical history and lifestyle. Take Bentyl as you have been instructed. Do not adjust dosages unless directed by your doctor as it can increase the chances of experiencing side effects.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or are breastfeeding. Do not immediately and completely discontinue the medication. Your doctor may recommend a gradual reduction of your dosage so that you do not experience any withdrawal effects.
Take your missed dose as soon as you remember to and if you remember it at a time that is still not too far from its original schedule. Skip the dose if it is nearly time for your next scheduled dose. It is important not to double dose with Bentyl.
During your Bentyl treatment, you may experience confusion, constipation, difficulty in urination, dry nose, mouth, throat or skin, irritability, memory loss and unusual excitement. Call your doctor if you feel any troublesome side effects.
Keep Bentyl at room temperature. Make sure that you keep it away from the reach of children.
If you think you have taken more than your prescribed dose, seek emergency medical help. You may experience symptoms such as blurred vision, difficulty in swallowing, dilated pupils, dry mouth, hot dry skin, nausea and vomiting. Do not wait for the symptoms to get worse to go for medical attention.
Bentyl can cause drowsiness and dizziness. So, it is best to keep away from activities that can be potentially dangerous to you and to others especially if you are not at your most alert.