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Dicyclomine (Bentyl)
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Dicyclomine is in a class of drugs called anticholinergics or antispasmodics. It relaxes the smooth muscle of the digestive and urinary tracts. It is used to decrease cramps and spasms associated with irritable bowel disease (IBD) in dogs and cats. It may also be used to treat some types of diarrhea, and smooth muscle spasms related to urinary incontinence and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD; formerly FUS). Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences drowsiness, nervousness, constipation, dizziness, staggering, vision problems, increased heart rate, vomiting, difficulty swallowing or urinating, or weakness while being treated with dicyclomine.


Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.


If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($35.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.


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