Our body works just like a machine and as we know that a machine needs some kinds of fuel to help it carry on and help it work smoothly right?

The fuel of our body is Food. It is said that we are what we eat. If we eat healthy and adopt a healthy lifestyle then more often than not we will be able to live a healthy life.

But, sometimes all of it becomes a bit complex. Especially, when you develop irritable bowel syndrome.

It restricts the bowel movement of the patient and as we know that excretion of the food that we eat is also equally important and when this issue takes place then it really becomes a tough gig for the patient and he needs to take a lot of precautions.

However, there is a medicine that is specifically designed to fight against this disease and that medicine is called Bentyl.

Bentyl usually comes in two forms.

  1. In the form of pills.
  2. In the form of Syrup

It is equally effective in both the forms and it depends upon the doctor to prescribe you what he thinks might suit you.

Now, we will have a look at different important aspects related to this medicine.

How Does It Work?

This medication called Bentyl works in a very simple way. It gives relief to the patient by slowing the natural movements of the gut and by relaxing the muscles in the stomach and intestines. This results in an easy bowel movement and the person feels quite relaxed and relieved.

 Bentyl actually belongs to a class of drugs that is  known as anticholinergics or it can even be categorized as antispasmodics.

How To Take Use It?

Bentyl usually comes either in tablet form or syrup form.

If it comes in tablet form then you can either take it with water or milk. You can even take it with or without food but keeping in view the chances of stomach upset, it is advisable to use it along with food.

However, when measuring the required Dosage of Bentyl in syrup form, always use a measuring flask as it will help you get the exact amount of dosage.


The dosage of this medicine should always be decided by the doctor and also whether to prescribe the pill version or syrup version also rests with the doctor.

He will suggest you a dosage after having a look at your current medical condition and your patient history as well.

However, the generally recommended Dosage of the pill is to use it for 4 times at several stages of the day.

But still, we will always recommend you to follow the instructions of your doctor regarding the usage and Dosage of Bentyl.

Side Effects Of Bentyl

  1. It can cause Dizziness.
  2. It can even cause weakness.
  3. It can sometimes cause Lightheadedness as well.

Precautionary Measures To Take

  1. Always follow the guidance of your doctor
  2. Do not overdose or under dose yourself.
  3. Always try to read the leaflet that comes along with packaging.