Dicyclomine Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

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

Dicyclomine Pregnancy Warnings

Animal studies in rats and rabbits have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus with this drug. Adequate and well-controlled studies have not been conducted in pregnant women. US FDA pregnancy category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. US FDA pregnancy category: B

Dicyclomine Breastfeeding Warnings

Use should be avoided. Excreted into human milk: Yes Excreted into animal milk: Data not available Comments: A decision should be made to discontinue breastfeeding or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

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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