Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Difficulty passing urine
- A bowel blockage (bowel obstruction)
- Ulcerative colitis
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Significant bleeding
- Myasthenia gravis
- Autonomic neuropathy (nerve disease that affects involuntary bodily functions)
- An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Heart disease
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- A hiatal hernia
- An enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
- A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Bentyl and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Bentyl and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Bentyl Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)