Dicyclomine Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Dicyclomine is also known as: Bemote, Bentyl, Bentyl Syrup, Byclomine, Di-Spaz, Dibent, Dicyclocot, Dilomine

Dicyclomine Pregnancy Warnings

Dicyclomine has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of fetotoxicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Retrospective reviews of dicyclomine and fetal defects have concluded that the use of dicyclomine does not increase the risk of teratogenicity. Dicyclomine is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Dicyclomine Breastfeeding Warnings

The use of dicyclomine is contraindicated with breast-feeding. Dicyclomine is excreted into human milk. A 20 mg dose administered to a lactating women produced a plasma/milk concentration of 59 ng/mL and 131 ng/mL respectively.

A single case has been reported of a breast-fed 12 day old infant who developed apnea whose mother was receiving dicyclomine. A causal relationship between dicyclomine and apnea could not be confirmed. Similar adverse reactions have occurred with direct administration of dicyclomine to infants.

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