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What If I Take an Overdose?

An overdose of Bentyl is likely to cause the following effects:
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Dilated (wide open) pupils
  • Hot, dry skin
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Stimulation of the central nervous system (which can cause numerous different effects, such as a fast heart rate, high blood pressure, and jitteriness).
If you happen to overdose on the drug, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Bentyl Overdose for more information.)

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your Bentyl as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.

Available Strengths

Bentyl comes in the following strengths and forms:
  • Bentyl 10 mg capsules
  • Bentyl 20 mg tablets
  • Bentyl 10 mg/5 mL syrup (with 10 mg per teaspoonful)
  • Bentyl 20 mg/2 mL injection.

Is There a Generic Version of Bentyl?

Currently, Bentyl is available in generic form (see Generic Bentyl for more information).
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