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Bentyl Syrup (dicyclomine) and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Bentyl Syrup (dicyclomine) which include:

Moderate

dicyclomine ↔ Alcohol (Ethanol)

Moderate Drug Interaction

Ask your doctor before using dicyclomine together with ethanol. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking dicyclomine. You should be warned not to exceed recommended dosages and to avoid activities requiring mental alertness. If your doctor prescribes these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment to safely take this combination. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Moderate

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Minor Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

anticholinergics - hypertension

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

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Bentyl Syrup (dicyclomine) drug interactions

There are 626 drug interactions with Bentyl Syrup (dicyclomine)

Bentyl Syrup (dicyclomine) disease interactions

There are 18 disease interactions with Bentyl Syrup (dicyclomine) which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
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.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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