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Bentyl (dicyclomine) Disease Interactions

There are 10 disease interactions with Bentyl (dicyclomine):

Major

Anticholinergics (Includes Bentyl) ↔ Arrhythmias

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Arrhythmias

Patients with tachycardia should be supervised closely during treatment with anticholinergic agents. Tachycardia is produced by blocking normal vagal inhibition of the SA node. Paradoxically, bradycardia may occur due to central vagal stimulation which may occur prior to peripheral cholinergic blockade.

References

  1. "Product Information. Artane (trihexyphenidyl)." Lederle Laboratories, Wayne, NJ.
  2. Blumensohn R, Razoni G, Shalev A, Munitz H "Bradycardia due to trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride." Drug Intell Clin Pharm 20 (1986): 786-7
  3. "Product Information. Cogentin (benztropine)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
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Major

Anticholinergics (Includes Bentyl) ↔ Autonomic Neuropathy

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Autonomic Neuropathy

Agents with anticholinergic activity can exacerbate many of the manifestations of autonomic neuropathy, including tachycardia, anhidrosis, bladder atony, obstipation, dry mouth and eyes, cycloplegia and blurring of vision, and sexual impotence in males. Therapy with antimuscarinic agents and higher dosages of antispasmodic agents (e.g., dicyclomine or oxybutynin) should be administered cautiously in patients with autonomic neuropathy.

References

  1. "Product Information. Atropine Sulfate Injection, USP (atropine)." ESI Lederle Generics, Philadelphia, PA.
Major

Anticholinergics (Includes Bentyl) ↔ Gi Obstruction

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Esophageal Obstruction, Gastrointestinal Obstruction

Anticholinergics are contraindicated in patients with obstructive diseases such as achalasia, esophageal stricture or stenosis, pyloroduodenal stenosis, stenosing peptic ulcer, pyloric obstruction, and paralytic ileus. Anticholinergics may further suppress intestinal motility with resultant precipitation or aggravation of toxic megacolon.

References

  1. "Azatadine (optimine)--a new antihistamine." Med Lett Drugs Ther 19 (1977): 77-9
  2. "Product Information. Antivert (meclizine)." Roerig Division, New York, NY.
  3. "Product Information. Atropine Sulfate Injection, USP (atropine)." ESI Lederle Generics, Philadelphia, PA.
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Major

Anticholinergics (Includes Bentyl) ↔ Glaucoma

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Glaucoma/Intraocular Hypertension

Anticholinergic agents are contraindicated in patients with primary glaucoma, a tendency toward glaucoma (narrow anterior chamber angle), or adhesions (synechiae) between the iris and lens, as well as for the elderly and others in whom undiagnosed glaucoma or excessive pressure in the eye may be present. Because anticholinergics cause mydriasis, they may exacerbate these conditions.

References

  1. "Product Information. Dimetane (brompheniramine)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
  2. "Product Information. Chlortrimeton (chlorpheniramine)." Schering-Plough, Liberty Corner, NJ.
  3. "Product Information. Moban (molindone)." Gate Pharmaceuticals, Sellersville, PA.
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Major

Anticholinergics (Includes Bentyl) ↔ Obstructive Uropathy

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Urinary Retention

In general, the use of anticholinergic agents is contraindicated in patients with urinary retention and bladder neck obstruction caused by prostatic hypertrophy. Dysuria may occur and may require catheterization. Also, anticholinergic drugs may aggravate partial obstructive uropathy. Caution is advised even when using agents with mild to moderate anticholinergic activity, particularly in elderly patients.

References

  1. "Product Information. Artane (trihexyphenidyl)." Lederle Laboratories, Wayne, NJ.
  2. Schuller DE, Turkewitz D "Adverse effects of antihistamines." Postgrad Med 79 (1986): 75-86
  3. "Product Information. Moban (molindone)." Gate Pharmaceuticals, Sellersville, PA.
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Major

Anticholinergics (Includes Bentyl) ↔ Tardive Dyskinesia

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Tardive Dyskinesia

Anticholinergic agents and agents with secondary anticholinergic activity may aggravate tardive dyskinesia or induce previously suppressed symptoms. Therapy with these agents should be avoided, if possible, or administered cautiously in patients with preexisting tardive dyskinesia, particularly in the elderly. If tardive dyskinesia symptoms develop or worsen during treatment with an anticholinergic agent, prompt withdrawal of therapy will provide better chances of improving the condition.

References

  1. Jones B, Lal S "Tardive dyskinesia uncovered after ingestion of Sominex, an over-the- counter drug." Can J Psychiatry 30 (1985): 370-1
  2. "Product Information. Benadryl (diphenhydramine)." Parke-Davis, Morris Plains, NJ.
  3. Kiloh LG, Smith JS, Williams SE "Antiparkinson drugs as causal agents in tardive dykinesia." Med J Aust 2 (1973): 591-3
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Major

Antiperistaltic Agents (Includes Bentyl) ↔ Infectious Diarrhea

Severe Potential Hazard, Low plausibility

Applies to: Infectious Diarrhea/Enterocolitis/Gastroenteritis

The use of drugs with antiperistaltic activity (primarily antidiarrheal and antimuscarinic agents, but also antispasmodic agents such as dicyclomine or oxybutynin at high dosages) is contraindicated in patients with diarrhea due to pseudomembranous enterocolitis or enterotoxin-producing bacteria. These drugs may prolong and/or worsen diarrhea associated with organisms that invade the intestinal mucosa, such as toxigenic E. coli, Salmonella and Shigella, and pseudomembranous colitis due to broad-spectrum antibiotics. Other symptoms and complications such as fever, shedding of organisms and extraintestinal illness may also be increased or prolonged. In general, because antiperistaltic agents decrease gastrointestinal motility, they may delay the excretion of infective gastroenteric organisms or toxins and should be used cautiously in patients with any infectious diarrhea, particularly if accompanied by high fever or pus or blood in the stool. Some cough and cold and other combination products may occasionally include antimuscarinic agents for their drying effects and may, therefore, require careful selection when necessary.

References

  1. "Product Information. Atropine Sulfate Injection, USP (atropine)." ESI Lederle Generics, Philadelphia, PA.
  2. Marshall WF Jr, Rosenthal P, Merritt RJ "Atropine therapy and paralytic ileus in an infant." J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 9 (1989): 532-4
  3. "Product Information. Imodium (loperamide)." Janssen Pharmaceutica, Titusville, NJ.
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Moderate

Antimuscarinics (Includes Bentyl) ↔ Psychoses

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Psychosis

Toxic psychosis manifested as confusion, disorientation, agitation, excitation, memory impairment, delusions and hallucinations may develop at toxic and therapeutic dosages of antimuscarinic agents. Therapy with these agents should be administered cautiously in patients with mental disorders receiving antimuscarinic agents for control of drug-induced extrapyramidal effects, especially at the beginning of therapy or during dosage adjustment. Psychiatric deterioration and psychotic flare-ups have also been reported following withdrawal of therapy. Symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, aggression or violent behavior, and suicidal tendencies. In high dosages, antimuscarinic agents may sometimes produce euphorigenic effects. For this reason, it can be a drug of abuse.

References

  1. Baker LA, Cheng LY, Amara IB "The withdrawal of benztropine mesylate in chronic schizophrenic patients." Br J Psychiatry 143 (1983): 584-90
  2. Goggin DA, Solomon GF "Trihexyphenidyl abuse for euphorigenic effect." Am J Psychiatry 136 (1979): 459-60
  3. Kulik AV, Wilbur R "Delirium and stereotypy from anticholinergic antiparkinson drugs." Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 6 (1982): 75-82
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Moderate

Anticholinergics (Includes Bentyl) ↔ Hypertension

Minor Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Hypertension

Cardiovascular effects of anticholinergics may exacerbate hypertension. Therapy with anticholinergic agents should be administered cautiously in patients with hypertension.

References

  1. "Product Information. Marezine (cyclizine)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC.
  2. "Product Information. Benadryl (diphenhydramine)." Parke-Davis, Morris Plains, NJ.
  3. "Product Information. Cogentin (benztropine)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
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Moderate

Atropine-Like Agents (Includes Bentyl) ↔ Fever

Minor Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Fever

Atropine-like agents may increase the risk of hyperthermia in patients with fever by producing anhidrosis. Therapy with atropine-like agents should be administered cautiously in febrile patients.

References

  1. Sarnquist F, Larson CP Jr "Drug-induced heat stroke." Anesthesiology 39 (1973): 348-50
  2. Lee BS "Possibility of hyperpyrexia with antipsychotic and anticholinergic drugs." J Clin Psychiatry 47 (1986): 571
  3. "Product Information. Atropine Sulfate Injection, USP (atropine)." ESI Lederle Generics, Philadelphia, PA.
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Bentyl (dicyclomine) drug Interactions

There are 614 drug interactions with Bentyl (dicyclomine)

Bentyl (dicyclomine) alcohol/food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food interactions with Bentyl (dicyclomine)

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.

Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.

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