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Bentyl is a prescription drug licensed to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). By blocking specific receptors in the smooth muscles of the digestive tract, the medication can help relieve the painful spasms associated with IBS. Bentyl, which is generally taken four times daily, comes in capsule, tablet, syrup, and injectable forms. Potential side effects of the medicine include nausea, dry mouth, and dizziness.
- Bentyl comes in capsule, tablet, syrup, and injectable forms. It is usually taken by mouth four times a day. The injectable form is given as an injection into a muscle and is used in people who temporarily cannot take medications by mouth.
- You can take the medication with or without food. If you mainly have symptoms after meals, you may want to take your dose an hour or so before each meal.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Bentyl will not work if you stop taking it.